Exclusive: CBS All Access’ ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’ Season 3 Set To Begin Production In May 2020

Feb 10, 2020

The GWW has learned that the third season of the CBS All Access series ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’ will begin production this May and wrap early June.

The CBS All Access anthology series is a companion spin-off from ‘Star Trek: Discovery.’  ‘Short Treks’ consists of several shorts that use settings and characters from ‘Discovery’ and the wider ‘Star Trek’ universe. The shorts range from 10 to 20 minutes long.

After signing a deal to expand the ‘Star Trek’ franchise on television, Kurtzman announced ‘Short Treks’ as the first such project in July 2018. The first four episodes aired from October 2018 to January 2019, between the first and second seasons of ‘Discovery.’ The shorts were mostly produced by cast and crew members from the flagship series, including composer Jeff Russo, who provided an updated main title theme and original underscore for the series. Filming took place in Toronto, Canada, on the set of ‘Discovery.’

In January 2019, two new animated shorts were revealed, with four additional live-action episodes announced in June 2019. The second season of shorts aired from October 2019 to January 2020, between the second season of ‘Discovery’ and the first season of ‘Star Trek: Picard.’ The last short served as a teaser for the latter series. The animated shorts were created by visual effects house Pixomondo, while a roster of new composers supervised by Michael Giacchino provided the music for the second set of shorts.

As we previously revealed, not only has ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’ has been renewed for a third season, ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ ‘Picard,’ and ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ have all gotten renewals.

There is no release date as of now for the third season of ‘Short Treks.’

Jacob Tyler contributed to this article.