Star Trek: Discovery is an American TV series created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS (Paramount+). The series was launched in 2017. It has a total of three seasons and the fourth season was released in the US on November 18, 2021. To put it, it’s the seventh Star Trek series and was the first-ever series since “Star Trek: Enterprise” wrapped in 2005. It resumes 10 years before “Star Trek: The Original Series.”
The Star Trek: Discovery series stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Anthony Rapp, Doug Jones, Wilson Cruz, Mary Wiseman, Blu del Barrio, and David Ajala. This series is a prequel to the original Star Trek series. It revolves around the team of the USS Discovery of the interstellar government who called themselves the United Federation of Planets (UFP). The fourth season features Captain Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and her crew as they face an unknown danger which they have never experienced before. With the dangers creeping in, they must face the unknown and team up to secure a safe future for everyone.
So what is the prospect for the series? Are we getting a fifth season of Star Trek: Discovery? For now, it’s difficult to predict as it also depends on the viewership for them to renew for another season run. With that said, the Star Trek franchise is the main foundation of this streaming platform’s original series so fans would be astounded if Stat Trek: Discovery didn’t provide at least a total of five seasons. For more updates regarding the fifth here’s what we know so far.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Release Date: When is it?
It’s not known when the fifth season will be released since it’s still yet to be renewed or canceled.
Speaking to Inverse, series star Dough Jones on whether there’ll be more seasons in the future, he responded: “They told me they had a five-year plan and that was, like, three showrunners ago.” He resumed: “Those people weren’t even around anymore. “I’m sure [the series] could go on much longer now. Or will go on much longer.”
Jones also talked about his role of Saru Throughout the series, he says: “He was pitched to me as the Spock of the series.” He continued: “He’s the one on the bridge who doesn’t look like everybody else and has some witticisms. I thought he seemed like a good, solid, second-fiddle character. And I’m happy in the second position. I don’t want to carry a show, ever. But as seasons progressed, his storyline got more involved, and I had way more to do —and then all of the sudden, in Season 3, I found myself in the captain’s chair! I did not see that coming.”
Adding to that Jones is optimistic that he’ll appear in more than season 5 of Star Trek: Discovery. Jones says, “Well, I’m confident that the show will go forward, but no one character is guaranteed to stay.”
So there you have it, fans can let out a sigh of relief. We can expect to see the new episodes by mid or late 2022.
The Cast of Star Trek: Discovery Season 5
The official cast for the fifth season is not confirmed but we can expect to the same characters as appeared on the fourth season which includes—
- Sonequa Martin-Green (as Captain Michael Burnham)
- Doug Jones (as Saru)
- Anthony Rapp (as Lt Cmdr Paul Stamets)
- Wilson Cruz (as Dr. Hugh Culber)
- David Ajala (as Book)
- Mary Wiseman (as Ensign Sylvia Tilly)
- Blu del Barrio (as Adira)
- Ian Alexander (as Gray)
- Oded Fehr (as Admiral Charles Vance)
- Oyin Oladejo (as Lt Joann Owosekun)
- Emily Coutts (as Lt Keyla Detmer)
- Patrick Kwok-Choo (as Lt Gen Rhys)
- Ronnie Rowe (as Lt R.A. Bryce)
- Sara Mitich (as Lt Nilsson)
- David Cronenberg (as Kovich)
The Plot of Star Trek: Discovery Season 5
Plot details are kept under wraps. Nobody knows for sure what we’ll get to see in the fifth season. Furthermore, the fourth season of the series hasn’t even finished airing. So, we can not just possibly start our own version of the story without even knowing how the fourth season is going to end.
With no updates whatsoever from the creators, we must learn to be patient, and hopefully, we get an official announcement soon.