Star Trek: Discovery to end with season five

Paramount has confirmed when its Star Trek show Star Trek: Discovery will end. The fifth season, set to start early next year, will be the show’s last. 

The first season of the show debuted in 2017, starring a new crew in the Star Trek universe. Set ten years before Star Trek: The Original Series the spin-off follows the ship Discovery and its captain, eventually led by former The Walking Dead star Sonequa Martin-Green.

Other cast members include Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Jason Isaacs, Wilson Cruz, Anson Mount, David Ajala, Rachael Ancheril, Blu del Barrio and Tig Notaro.

Talking to Deadline, chief programming officer at Paramount Streaming Tanya Giles said

Star Trek: Discovery is a perennial favourite on the service, near and dear to the hearts of legions of Star Trek fans as well as all of us here at Paramount+.

“The series and its incredible cast and creatives ushered in a new era for Star Trek when it debuted over six years ago, embracing the future of streaming with serialised storytelling, bringing to life deep and complex characters that honour Gene Roddenberry’s legacy of representing diversity and inclusion, and pushing the envelope with award-winning world-building.

“This final season will see our beloved crew take on a new adventure and we can’t wait to celebrate the series’ impact on the franchise leading up to its final season early next year.”

Paramount released a first look at the fifth season at New York Comic Con in October 2022.

While the delay to the season and the news that the show is ending might be disappointing to some fans, they still have plenty of Star Trek to enjoy. 
The third and final season of Star Trek: Picard is currently airing, and there are multiplecomics and an upcoming video game called Star Trek: Resurgence on their way.

Kieran Burt

My name is Kieran and I am based in the UK. I love writing about all things science fiction and fantasy, particularly Star Wars and Marvel. When I’m not writing or watching anything sci-fi related, you can probably find me exploring the open worlds of alternate lands through my Xbox.

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