New Captain Picard 'Star Trek' Series Will Film in California

Maybe the filmin' state of a tv show isn't what you would call "breaking" or "interesting" news on a Monday morning, but Star Trek filming in California *is* exciting.

Just this morning, the California Film Commission revealed their list of the 9 productions getting CA tax credits in order to film their productions in the golden state. This $90 million allotment falls under the state's new expanded Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0.

The upcoming Captain Jean Luc Picard Star Trek series from CBS ALL ACCESS, which will star original Picard Sir Patrick Stewart, was awarded $15.6 million.

Executive Director of the California Film Commission Amy Lemisch said of the announcement:

"Our TV tax credits are in high demand, so we're pleased to have ample credits available now to bring these three large-scale series to California. So many producers tell us that California is their first choice because no other locale can match what we have to offer, including the ability leave the set and go home each night."

You can read more about this round of selections, and the additional productions (both tv and film) included within the CA tax credit program over on Variety, here.

We do know CBS is hoping to release the Picard series sometime in 2019, after the season 2 premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, which returns in January.

 

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

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