January 18, 2022

Paramount+ announced today that Star Trek: Discovery has been picked up for a fifth season. The good news comes three weeks before the sci-fi drama returns for the back half of its fourth season.

The big-budget production has become a solid addition to the streaming service's lineup after a somewhat rocky start. First announced in 2015, it took two years for the series to make its much-anticipated debut in late 2017 due to multiple delays as well as a showrunner change during that time. Four seasons later, the show is set to hit the 50-episode milestone in February.

Taking place 10 years before the events of the original 'Star Trek' series, Star Trek: Discovery follows a brand new crew on a new ship as they take on missions to find undiscovered worlds and lifeforms during the Federation-Klingon war.

Look for Season 5 to premiere in late 2022.