EXCLUSIVE: An actor who had traveled to Toronto for a guest role in the new Paramount + series Star Trek: strange new worlds, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The person, who is said to have come from Vancouver, had not been to the set of the show. He had only come into contact with a few people during a fitting when the positive test result had been received under CBS Studios’ rigorous testing procedures, in accordance with industry Covid protocols that keep people safe. televisions. As part of this, contact tracing was immediately launched and the affected person, as well as the few people considered to be close contacts, were quarantined. No one else has tested positive yet.
According to sources, production on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds was not impacted, and the series is still filming.
Toronto and the entire Ontario province of Canada are in the midst of a month-long lockdown as they fight an upsurge in Covid cases.
The last Star Trek Offshoot, which began production in Toronto last month, is based on the years when Captain Christopher Pike led the USS Enterprise. Topping the cast are Ethan Peck, Anson Mount and Rebecca Romijn, who reprise their roles from season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery.
New strange worlds‘first episode is written by Star Trek: Picard EP Akiva Goldsman from a story the Oscar winner wrote with Kurtzman and fellow EP Jenny Lumet. Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers are co-showrunners, with Goldsman directing the first episode.