If you’ve just finished watching Star Trek: Discovery season 3 and are wondering if the CBS All Access series will return for another season, then we’re happy to let you that season 4 of the sci-fi adventure drama has already been greenlit.
Star Trek: Discovery season 4 was officially announced on October 16th, 2020, just a day after season 3 premiered. Stars Sonequa Martin-Green and Doug Jones and co-showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise revealed the renewal news in a video clip, in which they also mentioned that production on the new season would start on November 2nd.
Plot details about Star Trek: Discovery season 4 are being kept under wraps, but in an interview with ComicBook.com following the show’s season 3 finale last January 7th, Paradise said that the new set of episodes will explore how Michael Burnham (Martin-Green) can “continue to grow moving forward” now that she’s the captain of USS Discovery.
After convincing Su’Kal (Bill Irwin) to leave his home inside a holographic simulation in the season 3 finale, Saru (Jones) handed over the command of the starship to Michael so he could bring Su’Kal back to their home planet of Kaminar.
While it’s not clear how long it will take before Saru reunites with the rest of the Discovery crew, Paradise also confirmed to ComicBook.com that Saru will still be part of Star Trek: Discovery season 4.
“Doug Jones is not going anywhere,” Paradise said. “Saru will be back, a hundred percent in season 4. So rest easy, sleep well. We’re not letting Doug go anywhere. We’re holding onto him.”
In a separate interview with Inverse, Paradise also confirmed that the promise from the end of season 3 to make the Gray Tal (Ian Alexander) be “seen” will be paid off in season 4. This refers to Gray only being visible to his non-binary lover Adira Tal (Blu del Barrio) following his death.
Aside from Martin-Green and Jones, other main cast members returning for Star Trek: Discovery season 4 are Anthony Rapp as Paul Stamets, Mary Wiseman as Sylvia Tilly, Wilson Cruz as Hugh Culber, and David Ajala as Cleveland “Book” Booker.
Tig Notaro is also confirmed to reprise her role as Jett Reno in the new season, as well as David Cronenberg and Oded Fehr, who both made their debut appearances as Kovich and Charles Vance, respectively, in season 3.
Star Trek: Discovery season 4 doesn’t have a release date yet but filming on the new season is set to end on June 10th.