Star Trek: Strange New Worlds crew quarantined after COVID-19 exposure
A guest star on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the crew to be quarantined as a precaution. According to Deadline, the Paramount+ production will not be impacted as the guest, who had come over from Vancouver, had not made it onto the set. They’d only come in contact with a few members of the show’s crew during a fitting when they were notified of their positive test result.
CBS studios provide a rigorous testing procedure as part of COVID-19 protocols to keep their sets safe. Contact tracing was implemented and only affected close contacts to the person who tested positive. No one else has tested positive at this time. Due to the limited exposure, the series shoot will continue as planned. However, Toronto and all of Ontario are currently in the midst of a one-month lockdown as a surge of COVID-19 cases has impacted the area.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will follow the crew in the decade during which Captain Christopher Pike was at the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The crew explores new worlds around the galaxy in the search for knowledge and advancement. Anson Mount will lead the Paramount+ series, Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn, who are reprising their roles as Captain Christopher Pike, Spock and Number One, respectively. They first portrayed the characters in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery.
The Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premiere is written by Akiva Goldsmith with the story by Goldsmith, Alex Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet, who will also serve as executive producers in addition to Henry Alonso Myers, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth.