‘Star Trek Discovery’ Renewed For Season 4
Star Trek Discovery has only just premiered its third season, but CBS All Access has already renewed the Emmy-winning sci-fi show for a fourth one.
A video was released showing the show’s stars Sonequa Martin-Green and Doug Jones, and executive producers/co-showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise announcing the big news.
Season 3 of Star Trek Discovery shows the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery almost one thousand years in the future after they entered a wormhole in the Season 2 finale. The state of the galaxy is very different than it was, with a cataclysmic event called The Burn rolling things back to the Dark Ages.
Commander Burnham and her crew have to find some new allies and work together to overcome a strange new environment and save the Federation. The Federation still exists but is greatly reduced, at least from the flag that’s been spotted in promotional material.
The go-ahead for Season 4 is no real surprise, as executive producer Alex Kurtzman has said as much in a recent interview at TrekMovie. Kurtzman is very bullish on Trek’s future on TV, plotting out series to 2027. These include new seasons of Discovery as well as Star Trek Picard.
Also in the mix is the animated series Lower Decks, the Captain Pike spinoff Strange New Worlds, and a Section 31 series to focus on Michelle Yeoh. The franchise once withered at the beginning of the 2000s with the thought there was too much Trek. That apparently has changed.
Production on Season 4 of Discovery begins November 2, which bodes well for a start on Season 2 of Picard in the near future. Along with Martin-Green and Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz, and David Ajala also star in the series.
Seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream on CBS All Access, which will rebrand as Paramount+ next year.