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Star Trek Discovery Season 5 Release Date, Trailer, Cast, Plot and Everything We Know

Star Trek Discovery is returning for its 5th and final action-packed season. Star Trek Discovery fans can’t wait to see what adventures are in store for Michael Burnham and the crew. When is the release date for Star Trek Discovery Season 5? Who are the cast members? What can we expect from the plot? Keep reading to find out all the details about Star Trek Discovery Season 5.

Star Trek Discovery Season 5 Release Date

Mark those calendars, Trekkies! Star Trek Discovery Season 5 has an official release date of April 4, 2024. The new season will premiere with two episodes on Paramount+ in the US, Canada, and the UK. After that, one new episode will be released weekly every Thursday until the 10-episode season finishes.

Star Trek Discovery Season 5 was originally supposed to come out in Fall 2022. But it was delayed because of strikes by the show’s writers and actors fighting for fairer pay. Even with the later release date, fans are thrilled they don’t have to wait too much longer to see the new season.

Star Trek Discovery Season 5 Trailer

Teaser was released in 2022 to get fans hyped for the epic final season. The full trailer is not released yet but the dramatic teaser shows the crew facing danger and high stakes.

Burnham says “No matter what happens, we do it together.” There are lots of action scenes including space battles. It ends with the tagline “The adventure continues” reminding us there’s more story left to tell! Watch the exciting Star Trek Discovery Season 5 trailer now on YouTube.

Star Trek Discovery Season 5 Cast

Star Trek Discovery has a talented ensemble cast expected to return for Season 5 including Sonequa Martin-Green as Captain Michael Burnham, Doug Jones as Saru, Anthony Rapp as Paul Stamets, Mary Wiseman as Sylvia Tilly, Wilson Cruz as Dr Hugh Culber, David Ajala as Cleveland, “Book” Booker and Blu del Barrio as Adira Tal

Some new Season 5 cast members include Callum Keith Rennie as Rayner, Eve Harlow as Moll and Elias Toufexis as L’ak. There could still be surprise cameos by legacy Star Trek characters in the final season.

What Happened in Previous Star Trek Discovery Seasons?

To understand where Star Trek Discovery Season 5 might go, let’s recap what happened in the past 4 seasons:

  • Season 1: Michael Burnham gets demoted for mutiny but joins the crew of the USS Discovery. They upgrade the ship’s spore drive and visit the Mirror Universe.
  • Season 2: The Discovery crew investigates mysterious red signals across the galaxy. Burnham reunites with her mom and Spock. They time travel to the 32nd century.
  • Season 3: In the distant future, the crew searches for the cause of the devastating Burn. The Federation has collapsed but starts to rebuild by the end.
  • Season 4: Burnham is Captain. The crew helps the Federation investigate destructive anomalies and defeat the Dark Matter Anomaly.

What Will Happen in Star Trek Discovery Season 5?

Not many details have been revealed yet about the plot of Star Trek Discovery’s final season. But the season description hints at a new mystery that will take the Discovery crew on an epic adventure across the galaxy.

Showrunner Michelle Paradise said they are planning something “special” to wrap up Burnham’s journey. So we can expect high stakes and emotional moments. There will likely be surprises, new planets and species, and more moral dilemmas.

Since this is the final season, it may deal with lingering issues like the Federation’s rebuild. Major characters like Burnham could make life-changing choices. And we may have to say goodbye to some people by the end.

Who Are the Star Trek Discovery Season 5 Showrunners?

Star Trek Discovery was created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman. Longtime showrunner Alex Kurtzman is staying on for Season 5.

But Krista Vernoff, who ran the show since Season 1, is leaving the series. Taking over as co-showrunners for Season 5 are Michelle Paradise and Jenny Lumet.

Paradise has been a writer and producer on Star Trek Discovery since Season 2. Lumet is new to Discovery but has written Star Trek episodes before.

How To Watch Previous Star Trek Discovery Seasons

Want to rewatch or catch up on the show before Season 5? All previous seasons of Star Trek Discovery are available exclusively on Paramount+.

You can binge-watch Seasons 1 through 4 right now to refresh your memory before the new season drops. Old and new fans alike can experience the beginnings of Discovery’s adventures.

Star Trek Discovery Season 5 is sure to be an intense, emotional final ride for the crew. Join Michael Burnham one last time when Season 5 premieres on April 4, 2024, only on Paramount+.

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