Only one season left to go Star Trek: Discovery goodbye The Paramount+ series ends after Season 5, which according to its official synopsis, “will find Captain Burnham (Martin-Green) and the crew of the USS Discovery uncovering a mystery that will send them on an epic adventure across the galaxy to find an ancient power whose very existence was deliberately hidden for centuries.” According VarietyParamount+ is also streaming the fifth season in 2024 as opposed to this year as previously expected.
Star Trek: Discovery marked the first time the franchise had a black female lead and has featured LGBTQIA+ characters. It also largely took on a more serialized format, where each episode is its own installment in the main story of a season, unlike other entries in the franchise. This became a point of criticism for the series, however, until the showrunners changed course and embraced storytelling with an overarching plot in season four.
As The Hollywood Reporter Notably, the series currently holds the distinction of being the longest-running drama on Paramount+ thus far. Its 2017 debut led to record-breaking subscription numbers for the streaming service then known as CBS All Access, and its success paved the way for other Trek shows such as Lower Decks and Miracle.
Tanya Giles, head of programming at Paramount Streaming, said in a statement: “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 to 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’s legacy Roddenberry to represent diversity and inclusion, and advance the envelope with the award-winning global edifice. This final season will see our beloved crew embark on a new adventure, and we look forward to celebrating the show’s impact on the franchise until the final season early next year.”
For now, Trek fans can watch Star Trek: Picard, which airs on Paramount+. The third season will also be the last, but there are rumors that the service is developing spinoffs centered around the series’ characters.
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