“Star Trek: Discovery” ends with upcoming season 5 at Paramount+, Variety has learned. In addition, the fifth and final season will now debut in early 2024, as opposed to this year as initially thought.
Filming is mostly complete in Season 5, but according to a person with knowledge of the situation, some additional filming will take place. In addition, Paramount plans to deliver the show in style, with events scheduled in select key markets throughout the year leading up to the release of the final season. Further details will be released at a later date.
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“I can hardly believe this amazing journey with ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is coming to an end,” said series star and producer Sonequa Martin-Green. “I have been amazingly blessed by God to have played Captain Michael Burnham and participated in a legacy alongside an extraordinary cast, phenomenal crew and remarkable writing team. I am deeply grateful to our most supportive partners at CBS Studios and Paramount+, who insisted on making television history. I am also very grateful for the creative collaboration with our showrunners Michelle Paradise and Alex Kurtzman, as well as Olatunde Osunsanmi and the incomparable team of executive producers. I’ll never forget what it felt like standing together as a show family, rocking the heirloom of ‘Trek’ with everyone from the franchise in general and with the fans. The fans welcomed us into their hearts when we launched a new version of ‘Trek’ and an entire entertainment platform, and we will never forget it. 65 episodes later, this is for the entire company of “Star Trek: Discovery,” for the show and its fifth and final season, for its beloved fans, and for all those who have a brighter future ahead of them. Let’s fly… “
“As lifelong fans of ‘Star Trek,’ it has been a tremendous honor and privilege to help bring ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ to the world,” added executive producers and co-showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise. “The ‘Trek’ universe means so much to so many – including us – and we couldn’t be more proud of all that ‘Discovery’ has contributed to its legacy, especially with representation. If just one person sees themselves, or the possibilities for their future, in a new way thanks to ‘Discovery’, we think we would have made Gene Roddenberry very proud. Of course, there would be no ‘Discovery’ without Sonequa Martin-Green and the extraordinary team of performers, both in front of and behind the camera, who have brought this show to life. Their passion and determination to make each episode special was very inspiring; so is their love and support for each other and their genuine love for ‘Star Trek’. ‘Discovery’ has really become a family over the years – and we couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of it.” To the fans around the world, thank you for joining us on this incredible journey. Your love for these characters and your enthusiasm for every episode, every season, has meant a lot to us. We can’t wait for you to see what we’ve been working on for this final season; we appreciate your patience in the meantime and trust us when we say it’s worth the wait. We love you all! LLAP”
Martin-Green also stars Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz, David Ajala, Blu del Barrio, Callum Keith Rennie. According to the official logline, Captain Burnham (Martin-Green) and the crew of the USS Discovery will uncover a mystery in Season 5 that will send them on an epic adventure across the galaxy to find an ancient force whose very existence purposely hidden. for centuries. But there are others on the hunt too…dangerous enemies who are desperate to claim the prize for themselves and will stop at nothing to get it.
“Discovery” has been the flagship of the modern “Star Trek” series since its launch in 2017, at a time when Paramount+ was still known as CBS All Access. The series kicked off the rebooted “Star Trek” TV universe and spawned the successful spin-off “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” which is currently preparing its second season. The show also spawned a number of firsts for the franchise, including having a black female lead in Michael Burnham. It also featured prominent LGBTQIA+ characters in a way not seen before in a “Star Trek” show.
“When we first started talking about the return of ‘Star Trek’ eight years ago, we never imagined the indelible impact ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ would have,” said David Stapf, president of CBS Studios. “The series brought back a beloved global franchise, and like its predecessors, ‘Discovery’ honored ‘Star Trek’s legacy of ‘infinite diversity in infinite combinations’, representing the best of what we can be as human beings when we share our differences. to celebrate. I’d like to thank Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise, who have led this show with heart and passion, and as fans themselves with vibrant storytelling – always ready to push boundaries like those before them. And finally, I want to thank this talented cast, led by the brilliant Sonequa Martin-Green, whose leadership both on screen and off has helped lead the way from day one.”
Bryan Fuller and Kurtzman are the credited creators of ‘Discovery’. Kurtzman and Paradise serve as executive producers and co-showrunners, while Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth also executive produce. CBS Studios is producing in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Secret Hideout currently has an overall deal with CBS Studios.
“‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is a perennial favorite on the service, near and dear to the hearts of legions of ‘Star Trek’ fans, as well as all of us here at Paramount+,” said Tanya Giles, chief programming officer at Paramount Streaming. “The series and its incredible cast and creatives ushered in a new era for ‘Star Trek’ when it debuted more than six years ago, embracing the future of streaming with serialized storytelling, bringing to life deep and complex characters who embody Gene Roddenberry’s legacy. of representing diversity and inclusion, and pushing the boundaries with award-winning world building. In this final season, our beloved crew embarks on a new adventure and we can’t wait to celebrate the impact the series has had on the franchise leading up to the final season early next year.”
The end of “Discovery” comes as Paramount looks set to build on the success of the “Star Trek” franchise while trying to get to grips with the financial realities of the streaming era as most major media companies have announced plans to cut content spending. the coming years.
Along with “Discovery” and “Strange New Worlds,” Paramount+ is currently airing the third and final season of “Star Trek: Picard,” featuring a reunion of the cast of “Next Generation” alongside series lead Patrick Stewart. There are rumors that spin-offs based around characters in “Picard” are also in the works.
Paramount+ also has the adult animated series “Star Trek: Lower Decks”, which is preparing its fourth season, as well as the Nickelodeon series “Star Trek: Prodigy”, which is preparing its second season. Paramount has also been developing a Starfleet Academy series for some time, along with a series about the mysterious Section 31 starring Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou, a character from ‘Discovery’.
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