Paramount+ has announced that executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise’s hit sci-fi drama Star Trek: Discovery will officially be concluding its run after its upcoming fifth season. To honor the legacy of Star Trek: Discovery, the streamer has planned celebrations and appearances at key events in markets around the world. The final installment is scheduled to premiere in early 2024.
“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+. The series and its incredible cast and creatives ushered in a new era for Star Trek when it debuted over six years ago, embracing the future of streaming with serialized storytelling, bringing to life deep and complex characters that honor Gene Roddenberry’s legacy of representing diversity and inclusion, and pushing the envelope with award-winning world-building,” said Tanya Giles, chief programming officer at Paramount Streaming. “This final season will see our beloved crew take on a new adventure and we can’t wait to celebrate the series’ impact on the franchise leading up to its final season early next year.”
“The final season will find Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery uncovering a mystery that will send them on an epic adventure across the galaxy to find an ancient power whose very existence has been deliberately hidden for centuries,” reads the synopsis. “But there are others on the hunt as well … dangerous foes who are desperate to claim the prize for themselves and will stop at nothing to get it.”
The Star Trek: Discovery cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green as Captain Michael Burnham, Doug Jones as Saru, Anthony Rapp as Paul Stamets, Mary Wiseman as Sylvia Tilly, Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber, David Ajala as Cleveland “Book” Booker, Blu del Barrio as Adira, and Callum Keith Rennie as Rayner.
Star Trek: Discovery is executive produced by Kurtzman and Paradise, who are set as the showrunners. Executive producers are Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth. It hails from CBS Studios, Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Entertainment.