Paramount+ is to conclude sci-fi series Star Trek: Discovery with a fifth and final season to debut in early 2024.
The show, which brought the iconic space adventure franchise back to the small screen in 2017, is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.
Paramount announced that the show would be drawing to a close, with Tanya Giles, chief programming officer at Paramount Streaming, describing the show as a “perennial favorite”.
David Stapf, president of CBS Studios, meanwhile, commented: “The series brought back a beloved global franchise, and just like its predecessors, Discovery honored Star Trek‘s legacy of ‘infinite diversity in infinite combinations,’ representing the best of what we could be as humans when we celebrate our differences.”
The final season will follow Captain Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and the crew of the USS Discovery as they uncover 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.
Star Trek: Discovery is the sixth spin-off from the original Star Trek series which ran for three seasons on NBC between 1966 and 1969. Its debut in 2017 marked a small screen renaissance for the franchise following a 12-year absence and was the first in a growing number of shows now in production, including the live-action Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and the animated Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradis and serve as co-showrunners on the show and exec produce alongside Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth.