Paramount+ is Pulling the Plug on ‘Star Trek Discovery’

“Star Trek: Discovery” thankfully ends with the upcoming Season 5 at Paramount+, Variety is reporting. In addition, the fifth and final season will now debut in early 2024 as opposed to this year as originally thought.

 

Filming is mostly complete on Season 5, but according to an individual with knowledge of the situation, there will be some additional filming that has yet to take place. In addition, Paramount is planning to send the show off with events planned in certain key markets throughout the year leading up to the final season’s release. Further details will be released at a later date.

 

“I can hardly believe that this mind-blowing journey with ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is ending,” said series star and producer Sonequa Martin-Green.

 

 

“I’m astoundingly blessed by God to have played Captain Michael Burnham and to have taken part in a legacy alongside an extraordinary cast, phenomenal crew and remarkable writing team. To our most supportive partners at CBS Studios and Paramount+, who insisted on making television history, I’m deeply grateful. I’m also deeply 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 will never forget how it felt to stand together as a show family, cradling the heirloom of ‘Trek’ with all those from the franchise at large and with the fans. The fans welcomed us into their hearts as we launched a new iteration of ‘Trek’ and an entire entertainment platform, and we’ll never forget it. 65 episodes later, here’s to the entire company of ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ to the show and its fifth and final season, to its beloved fans and to all those who envision a better future. Let’s fly… ”

 

“Discovery” has been the flagship modern “Star Trek” series since it launched 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 led to the successful spinoff “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” which is currently prepping its second season. The show also chalked up a number of “firsts” for the franchise, including having a Black female protagonist in Michael Burnham. Paramount was also quite proud to promote that the show also prominently featured LGBTQIA+ characters in a way not previously seen in a “Star Trek” show. In other words, identity politics took the spotlight with this show and we’re lucky it’s finally going away.

 

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Todd Fisher

Todd lives in Northern California with "the wife," "the kids," "the dogs," "that cat," and he occasionally wears pants. His upcoming release, "Are You Woke Enough Yet?", is the culmination of too much time on social media and working in the film industry.

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