It’s always a sad day when a “Star Trek” series ends. (Except for “Enterprise,” because that went on too long as it is.) Paramount+’s tentpole series “Star Trek: Discovery” will be ending with it’s upcoming 5th season. This news was announced by current Trek shepherd Alex Kurtzman and co-showrunner Michelle Paradise.
The announcement came in the form of a letter, penned by Kurtzman and Paradise, posted to StarTrek.com. It reads as follows:
Dearest Disco Family,
You discovered the mycelial network with us. You were there when we greeted Georgiou, Spock, Pike and Una … as we jumped into the future … as our heroes restored the Federation, solved the DMA and left their home galaxy … as Michael Burnham, former mutineer, sat in the Captain’s chair for the very first time.
There is much adventure yet to come in season five – but today we share the bittersweet news that after 65 incredible episodes with Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery, the upcoming season premiering in early 2024 will be our last. No series continues forever, of course, so this day was always going to come. We are forever grateful to have been able to share such an amazing journey with you.
Thank you for your love of DISCOVERY. Thank you for inviting us into your homes, and for trusting us with this show. Thank you for appreciating and supporting our incredible cast and crew. Thank you for the passion and excitement you’ve brought to this fandom – online, at conventions, and when we’ve seen you out in the world. We’ve loved meeting you, hearing what DISCOVERY means to you, and getting to share what it means to us, too. And rest assured, we’re not going anywhere just yet! There’s still work to be done to finish season five and we’re excited for you to see our exciting and satisfying conclusion. We also have some very special fan events planned for the months ahead, so that we can all celebrate DISCOVERY and our incredible cast together. More details to come on that – and on our premiere date – very soon. Until then, as Burnham would say: Let’s fly!
With much love and gratitude,
Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise