Star Trek: Discovery is far from over.
On Tuesday, Paramount+ has renewed the sci-fi series for a 10-episode season 5. The season renewal comes in the middle of the show’s midseason break, which will last for six weeks. The season 4 run of the Sonequa Martin-Green-led series is set to resume on February 10th.
Since season 4 is still ongoing, it’s unclear what the next season will be about. But if all major characters survive the current season, then season 5 will likely see the return of Michael Burnham (Martin-Green), Saru (Doug Jones), Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp), Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz), Adira Tal (Blu del Barrio), Cleveland Booker (David Ajala), and Jett Reno (Tig Notaro), as well as recurring characters like Keyta Detmer (Emily Coutts).
Though Sylvia Tilly actress Mary Wiseman exited the series earlier in the current season, it’s still possible for her to make an appearance in season 5, especially if the rumored Starfleet Academy spinoff series is true.
Aside from Star Trek: Discovery, Paramount+ has also renewed Star Trek: Lower Decks for a 10-episode season 4 ahead of its season 3 debut this summer. Star Trek: Discovery spinoff series Star Trek: Strange New World has also been picked up for a 10-episode season 2 ahead of its series launch in May.
“Four years ago, we made a promise to grow Star Trek into something it had never been before, and thanks to the incredibly hard work done by our many talented showrunners, writers, and directors, along with the extraordinary support of CBS Studios and Paramount+, we’re keeping our word,” Alex Kurtzman, architect and executive producer of the Star Trek franchise, said in a press release. “Now our current shows are set up for the future as we work to build Trek’s next phase of programming for years to come.”