Paramount+ Announces the End of Star Trek: Discovery

After years of being on the air, Paramount+ has announced that the upcoming fifth season of Star Trek: Discovery is set to be its last. The show's final run will air in early 2024. Ahead of its premiere, the streamer will honor the show's legacy with year-long celebrations and event appearances worldwide.

"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+," chief programming officer Tanya Giles said in the announcement.

"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."

She added, "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."

"As lifelong fans of Star Trek, it has been an immense honor and privilege to help bring Star Trek: Discovery to the world. The Trek universe means so much to so many – including us – and we couldn’t be prouder of everything Discovery has contributed to its legacy, particularly with representation," showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise shared.

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"If just one person sees themselves, or the possibilities for their future, in a new way because of Discovery, then we think we’d have made Gene Roddenberry very proud."

The duo also thanked its lead star Sonequa Martin-Green, the cast, and the crew for their contributions to the series and promised that the upcoming final season will be "worth the wait."

It is definitely sad for fans to hear that the series will be ending. However, at the very least, it looks like they will be ending it on their own terms and it is interesting to see what they have in store for Michael Burnham and her crew's final adventure in the final frontier.

The synopsis reads: "The fifth and 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. 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."

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The first four seasons of Star Trek: Discovery is available to stream on Paramount+.

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