Star Trek: Discovery fans waiting for season 4 to return next month will be happy to know that the series has already been renewed for a fifth season. That means Captain Michael Burnhams (Sonequa Martin-Green) journey through the cosmos is far from over, even after season 4 reaches its finale. Meanwhile, the fourth season is off Discovery returns with new episodes from Thursday, February 10th.
Season 4 of Star Trek: Discovery finally put Michael Burnham in the captain’s chair after she took command of the ship in the season 3 finale. However, new challenges have arisen as the crew of the USS Discovery has to deal with a gravitational anomaly that threatens both Federation and non-Federation worlds.
Season 4 went on a mid-season break on December 30 last year, prompting fans to wait more than a month before finding out if the anomaly was ruined or not. Still, the wait is likely to be worth it, as Season 4’s threat raised the question of the true purpose of the Federation, and whether leaders should use violence as a preventative measure while dealing with unknown threats. This kind of ethical discussion was always at the core of Star Trek franchise, and possibly Discovery continues to raise these issues, the series will have to be renewed for many more seasons.
Originally set 10 years before the original 1960s Star Trek – which included Spock, Kirk and USS Enterprise – Discovery‘s early success ensured the series’ longevity and kickstarted a whole new universe of intertwined productions. The new generation of Star Trek productions are already continuing Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and Star Trek: Wonder Children, as well as the premiere of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. there is also one Starfleet Academy and one § 31 series in production, which expands the franchise to new and exciting directions. Both Discovery and Picard is among the most watched original series on Paramount +, which proves that the streaming platform is very dependent on Star Trek franchise to attract new subscriptions. So it’s not that strange Star Trek: Discovery has already been renewed for a fifth season. Season 4 of Discovery brings back longtime cast members Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, and Doug Jones, while season 3 newcomers David Ajala, Blue of the Barrio, and Ian Alexander also returned for the fourth season.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 returns from a mid-season break on February 10, where a release date for season 5 has not yet been announced. All previous seasons of the series (and pretty much all Star Trek movies and TV series) are available right now on Paramount +.
Here is the synopsis for season 4 of Star Trek: Discovery:
Season four of Star Trek: Discovery finds Captain Burnham and the crew of the USS Discovery facing a threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered. With both federation and non-federal worlds feeling the effects, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all.
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