Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Potential Release Date, Returning Cast, Plot Speculations, and Everything We Know

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Star Trek: Discovery is living long and prospering with its renewal for season 5!

It was recently confirmed that the series has started filming. Now that we are only several months away from its potential premiere date, we are excited to discuss what we know about Captain Burnham and the USS Discovery crew. Here is everything we know about Star Trek: Discovery season 5.

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Release Date Speculation: When Will the Fifth Star Trek: Discovery Season Come Out?

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Sonequa Marton-Green as Michael Burnham

We still do not know when the fifth season of Star Trek: Discovery will come out. The series doesn’t follow a set schedule for releasing its seasons, with season 1 coming out in September 2017 and season 2 premiering in April 2019, while season 3 debuted in January 2021. Star Trek: Discovery season 4 came out in March 2022. What we can count on, though, is for a new season to come out every year so that we can expect Star Trek: Discovery season 5 anytime in 2023.

When was Star Trek: Discovery renewed for Season 5?

Paramount announced the renewal of Star Trek: Discovery in January 2022. In the same statement, we learn that Strange New World has also been renewed for season 2, while Picard will have its last season.

Did Star Trek: Discovery start filming for Season 5?

Star Trek: Discovery co-executive producer Michelle Paradise tweeted two photos on June 14, 2022, commemorating the first day of filming for season 5.

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 2 Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Star Trek Series?

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Doug Jones as Captain Saru with Captain Burnham

Star Trek: Discovery season 5 has only started filming, and with the entire production team keeping information well under warps, we are still unsure about the cast. What we do know is that most of the main characters from the first four seasons will return for season 5.

The Crew of the USS Discovery

Sonequa Martin-Green leads the cast as she returns as Captain Michael Burnham. Martin-Green will most likely be joined by Doug Jones (who plays Captain Saru), Anthony Rapp (who plays Commander Paul Stamets), and Wilson Cruz (who plays Dr. Hugh Culber).

Blu Del Barrio and Ian Alexander may return to season 5 as Adira Tal and Gray Tal, respectively.

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The United Federation of Planets and Earth

Members of The United Federation of Planets and the citizens of Earth may also make an appearance in Star Trek: Discovery season 5.

Oded Fehr may return as Admiral Charles Vance, along with Chelah Horsdal as Federation President Laira Rillak, David Cronenberg as Dr. Kovich, and Tig Notaro as Commander Jett Reno.

Sylvia Tilly and Book Leave the Discovery

In Star Trek: Discovery season 4, episode 4, we see Mary Wiseman’s Sylvia Tilly leave the USS Discovery to go down a new career track as a Starfleet Academy instructor. We see her return to help the Discovery crew in the season finale, though she hasn’t formally re-joined the crew, which means we still need to wait and see if she will be a regular or a recurring guest star in season 5.

David Ajala’s Cleveland ‘Book’ Booker also left the USS Discovery after ignoring the Federation’s vote to pursue diplomatic relations with the Ten-C, opting to work with Tarka to use an isolytic weapon instead. This created conflict between Book and Burnham throughout the fourth season, but he eventually learned about Tarka’s true intentions, which Book successfully prevents with Reno’s help.

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However, Book was still punished for his disobedience as he was assigned to help displaced refugees, which ultimately meant he had to leave the ship. Since he left the Discovery, does this mean we will see less of him in season 5?

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 New Characters

We still don’t have news about new characters joining Star Trek: Discovery season 5. We will be updating this article as we learn more.

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Crew: Who are the Creatives Behind the Scenes?

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Captain Burnham

Olatunde Osunsanmi will direct the series based on the script written by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman, inspired by Gene Roddenberry’s creation. The show is produced by CBS Studios, Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise, Aaron Baiers, and Olatunde Osunsanmi are executive producers, along with Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth.

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Plot: What Will be the Plot of the Star Trek: Discovery Season 5?

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Mary Wiseman as Sylvia Tilly
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The details about the plot of Star Trek: Discovery season 5 are still vague, but we have some theories about the upcoming season.

During the finale of the Star Trek: Discovery season 4, Captain Burnham promised to continue exploring the final frontier, which may mean traveling through the 32nd-century galaxy. The writers drew inspiration from current events when they wrote season 4, so season 5 may also be loosely-based on issues we are facing today.

When GamesRadar asked Martin-Green about what to expect for season 5, she candidly answered:

I think that’s a great phrase, I’m going to steal it. Expect the unexpected. I think that is exactly right. The three words I would use to describe season five are ‘refreshing, invigorating, and lovely.’

Osunsanmi also teased Star Trek: Discovery season 5 in an interview with Screenrant:

The galaxy’s a big place where incredible things can happen. Season 5 is shaping up to be… all I can say is that – it’s not time travel – but we go back into the past to get further into the future. There’s this old version of Star Trek that exists. And this new version that’s been created by Alex but there’s a lot of things we still love about the old version. So it’s about pulling from there… not necessarily stories or characters but more themes, and process, and how those stories are told, and applying it to what we do in the future. And that includes Burnham’s character and things she does as a Captain.

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Trailer: Is There a Trailer for Star Trek Spin-Off?

Star Trek: Discovery season 5 started filming in June 2022, so we still don’t have a trailer. In the meantime, here are the trailers for the earlier seasons of Star Trek: Discovery.

Watch the trailer for Star Trek: Discovery season 1 here:

This is the trailer for Star Trek: Discovery season 2:

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Find the trailer for Star Trek: Discovery season 4 here:

Star Trek: Discovery in the 2022 New York Comic-Con

Paramount debuted a new Star Trek: Discovery teaser trailer during its panel at the 2022 New York Comic-Con.

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Where to Watch Star Trek: Discovery Season 5: Where Can I Watch the Star Trek: Discovery Season 5?

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Tig Notaro as Jett Reno

Star Trek: Discovery season 5 will be available on Paramount Plus and Amazon Prime Video once it premieres. You can also watch the earlier seasons of Star Trek: Discovery on Paramount Plus and Amazon Prime Video.

There are more Star Trek films and shows for you to enjoy, like the upcoming Star Trek 4, Picard, Lower Decks, and Strange New Worlds.

Star Trek: Discovery season 5 will take us further into the unconquered corners of the galaxy,