Star Trek Discovery Season 5: The dangerous plasma was already wildly spread, and the crew was unable to approach Book’s ship. The 10-C member had also stopped communicating, leading to more difficulties. Season 4 did not only focus on the action but also deeply dealt with Dark Matter Anomaly. With the tragic and dreadful end of the fourth chapter, it is obvious for the fans to crave the follow-up. And the introduction of the new characters on the screens has already added more captivating elements. Well, the series is one of the most popular science fiction series ever premiered on CBS. This is why even after a year, they hold the same or even more excitement concerning Star Trek Discovery Season 5. Interestingly, the concerned project is associated with bittersweet news. So, let us explore more about it.
Star Trek Discovery debuted in 2017 and is touted as the seventh series of the franchise. The first three installments were distributed by CBS All Access. But later, Paramount Plus acquired the broadcast rights to the series. So far, apart from the different film chapters, Star Trek Discovery comprises spin-off series and films. Talking about the accolades, Star Trek Discovery won various awards, including Primetime Emmy Awards. In addition to this, it has earned prestigious nominations at GLAAD Media Awards and Critics’ Choice Super Awards. Moreover, the time travel that led to the Discovery traveled to the 32nd century is considered one of the best moves by the makers. The powerful characters and the strong dialogue have also created an extraordinary impact on the audience.
What Is The Current Status Of Star Trek Discovery Season 5? Has The Production Begun?
Star Trek Discovery is officially returning to the screens as the makers have already renewed it for season 5. Prior to the end of the last chapter, Paramount Plus ordered a new batch of episodes in January 2022. According to the official reports, the fifth installment will have its story narration in ten episodes. Coming to another aspect, it will be disheartening for the fans to know that Star Trek Discovery Season 5 will serve as the concluding chapter. Hence, the finale will not only be a season finale but will also be tagged as the series finale.
Talking about the production, Star Trek Discovery Season 5 is bankrolled by CBS Studios along with other houses. Initially, makers planned to film the fourth and fifth films back-to-back, but the COVID-19 pandemic halted everything. Nevertheless, the shooting commenced in Toronto during the last six months of 2022. The principal filming has already been wrapped up, and now it will enter the post-production stage soon. Currently, the additional filming has yet to finish.
What Will Happen In Star Trek Discovery Season 5?
It is obvious that the story for the upcoming season is under wraps. The team has not hinted at any possibility that can act as a major incident in the future storyline. But fans are already coming up with their own theories after the post-credits scene of Star Trek Discovery Season 4. Let us dive into a brief recap before coming up with speculations.
The last season began with the damaged scenario of the space station. Captain Michael Burnham and the other crew members were trying to help the individuals stuck there. And with each episode, tensions and threats over the entire galaxy saw enormous growth. On the other hand, the 10-C turned off the DMA and revealed that the team had saved Book. However, later on, he was punished for his actions and was sent to help others who were harmed by the DMA. In the last scene, Burnham Seemed interested to learn and explore more about the 32nd century.
Hence, Star Trek Discovery Season 5 is likely to delve more into unexplored discoveries of the century. In addition to this, it is also expected to have more action sequences. On top of that, fans can witness a few incidents taking place on Earth as well. While talking exclusively to Digital Spy, Sonequa Martin-Green hinted at a bigger attachment that will be unveiled in the upcoming installment. Earth has finally returned to the United Federation Planets, and hence something big is awaiting.
Who Will return in the next season?
The official cast roster announcement has not been made yet. The only name that is confirmed to return is Sonequa Martin-Green. She will be reprising her character of Captain Michael Burnham. As far as the other cast members are concerned, Anthony Rapp as Paul Stamets, David Ajala as Cleveland ‘Book’ Booker, and Mary Wiseman as Sylvia Tilly are expected to join Star Trek Discovery Season 5. Besides them, Doug Jones and Wilson Cruz might be back as Kelpien and Hugh Culber.
Star Trek Discovery Season 5: Release Date
The 10-episode-long season 5 has not received a confirmed release date. But the official team has planned to release Star Trek Discovery Season 5 on Paramount Plus in early 2024. Sadly, for those who are already craving a trailer, an official clip has not been released. But the streaming platform will soon drop it a few weeks before the official release date. Till then, stay with us. Stay tuned to TECH RADAR for the latest updates on Star Trek Discovery.