The upcoming Star Trek: Section 31 film is about to begin production.
Star Trek: Section 31 is going to be a landmark property for Trek for a variety of reasons. The Michelle Yeoh-led film will not only be the last (or next) piece of the Star Trek: Discovery banner, but it’ll also mark the first time ever that a Trek property was made specifically for a streaming-on-demand service at all.
Every prior Star Trek film ever created went directly to the movie theaters. Never to video, or to cable, or even streaming. Just, strictly, to the theaters. This film changes that. Now, Trek can and will likely begin making more one-off films for Paramount+, as we’ve seen with Peacock and the Psych and Monk franchises.
But after so much upheaval and disarray surrounding the Trek franchise in 2023, when and if the film ever got made was becoming a regular question. We now know, however, that Star Trek: Section 31 will happen after all, and we now know when production is set to begin.
When is Star Trek: Section 31 set to begin production?
We now know when Section 31 is supposed to begin production, and according to TrekMovie.com, the film will begin production at the end of January. Filming is scheduled for six weeks, from Jan. 29 to March 13, and will hopefully wrap on time considering the extra amount of time they’ve had to plan for it.
The film was set to begin filming this past fall but due to the writer’s and actor’s strikes, the film was delayed and nearly canceled. If you listen to how Alex Kurtzman described the situation, it very much sounds like Yeoh saved the film from cancellation entirely, with Kurtzman saying;
"What she did with all of the power she had accrued is to make sure that Section 31 was moving forward."