March 2, 2023

Paramount+ announced today that Star Trek: Discovery will be coming to an end after its upcoming fifth season. It has been nearly a year since the sci-fi drama last aired a new episode, and fans will have to wait about another year until it returns for its final season, which won't air until early 2024.

"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 all of us here at Paramount+," said Tanya Giles, chief programming officer at Paramount Streaming. "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 Roddenberry's legacy of representing diversity and inclusion, and pushing the envelope with award-winning world-building. This final season will see our beloved crew take on a new adventure and we can't wait to celebrate the series' impact on the franchise leading up to its final season early next year."

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.

Season 5 will find Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery uncovering 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. But there are dangerous foes also on the hunt, desperate to claim the prize for themselves.