Take out your phasers because we have got some interesting news for all of the fans out there! Star Trek discovery is a gift that keeps giving. In such a short span of time, we have got multiple series from Paramount revolving around our favorite characters. The hype of the show is unmatched. Luckily, in January 2022, it was officially announced that Star Trek Discovery Season 5 was happening. To find out more about it, continue reading the article!
What Is Star Trek Discovery Season 5 Release Date?
Star Trek Discovery season 5 release date will be in April 2024. This was announced recently at the CCXP down in São Paulo, Brazil. Sonequa Martin-Green, the star of the series, hit the Thunder Stage with co-showrunner and Executive Producer Michelle Paradise. They were there to amp up fans for the last batch of episodes, bringing tons of surprises and updates. While sharing fresh footage from Season 5, the duo spilled the beans on the official release timing. Even though it’s been set for early 2024 for a while, we now have the confirmation that Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 is hitting the screens in April 2024.
The show began its long journey back in 2017. With its debut, it wasn’t successful in attracting a large audience. But like other Star Trek series, the show picked up its pace in the second season. Starting from there, its fan following grew, and it is still going strong! We last saw the team in November of 2021.
In January 2022, a 10-episode fifth season was ordered. Later, in July 2022, the team announced that the Star Trek Discovery Season 5 production had already begun. The production on season 5 was almost completed when Paramount+ announced the cancellation of the series in March 2023. This meant that the fifth season was also the show’s final season. Then, during spring 2023, before the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes began, reshoots wrapped up on the final episode, transforming it from a season finale into a series finale.
During the New York Comic Con, which was held in October 2023 during the SAG strike, Alex Kurtzman updated fans about the progress of the fifth and final season. He shared the release window for the new season and also spoke highly about Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green. The co-showrunner said, “We have finished it. It will be airing early next year. It’s an incredibly satisfying ending to a show that is so near and dear to my heart. Sonequa Martin-Green gave the performance of her life. I think you guys are going to love it.”
In Star Trek Season 5, familiar faces from previous seasons are making a comeback, including Sonequa Martin-Green as Captain Michael Burnham, Doug Jones as Saru, Anthony Rapp as Paul Stamets, Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber, Blu del Barrio as Adira Tal, David Ajala as Cleveland “Book” Booker, Tig Notaro as Jett Reno and the formidable David Cronenberg returning as Dr. Kovich. Mary Wiseman (who had left Discovery for Starfleet Academy in season 4) will return to play the role of Sylvia Tilly. The supporting cast ensemble from earlier seasons is also set to make a full return.
Season 5 is bringing in some new regulars, both within and outside Starfleet. Callum Keith Rennie from Battlestar Galactica will be Captain Raynor, a rugged officer more at ease in times of war than peace. Despite good intentions, his methods might clash with Burnham’s more peace-loving approach. Additionally, Eve Harlow and Elias Toufexis join as foes after the same mysterious power as Burnham’s crew. Harlow plays Moll, brilliant and dangerous, while Toufexis is L’ak, her loyal companion and somewhat menacing bodyguard.
Star Trek Discovery Season 5 Plot Details
The official synopsis for the fifth season is out! According to the official description, Captain Burnham and the Discovery crew gear up for a huge mystery in the galaxy. It will be an epic adventure where they try to find the source of an ancient power that has been hidden for a very long time. But, of course, it won’t be easy. Burnham has some tough competition from dangerous foes who are also after the same thing and won’t give up easily.
Besides that, one of the first things we’ll likely dive into is rebuilding the Federation after The Burn. With Earth getting back in, viewers might see how the Federation works to become a positive force again in the galaxy and even beyond.
Overall, the fifth and final season will consist of an “incredibly satisfying ending,” as promised by the show’s executive producer, Alex Kurtzman, at the New York Comic Con 2023.
Is There A Star Trek Discovery Season 5 Trailer?
The debut trailer for Star Trek Discovery season 5 made its entrance at New York Comic Con. While it teased the treasure hunt we discussed, it didn’t spill many plot beans. The trailer mostly showcases stunning action scenes and a few personal moments. It comes with a musical vibe instead of lots of talking to keep things intriguing.
Since then, we also got a peek at the first full clip from the season finale. In it, Burnham faces an attack from what seems like a bunch of space pirates, zooming through space before getting rescued by the Discovery. It’s typical Discovery style – grand, cinematic, with top-notch visual effects.
Recently, another teaser was shared during the CCXP 2023. The latest footage shows Captain Burnham and Cleveland “Book” Booker taking on a frightening new creature with cloaking abilities.