DISCOVERY Season 5 Premiere Date Announced

The fifth and final season of Star Trek: Discovery is set to premiere globally on Paramount+ on April 4. The first two episodes of the 10-episode final season will be available to stream with new episodes debuting weekly on Thursdays.

As a reminder, those attending the SXSW Film & TV Festival in March will get an early look at the season premiere.

The previously released season synopsis revealed that Season 5 “finds 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 others on the hunt as well… dangerous foes who are desperate to claim the prize for themselves and will stop at nothing to get it.”

Discovery‘s final season has been described as “pure adventure” from start to finish. The first couple of sneak peeks shared online have teased some intense action-packed moments, but actor Elias Toufexis, who plays L’ak, one of the two main antagonists in the upcoming season, also promised there’s still “all the Star Trek stuff.”

The actor previously teased that the final season features “two really big callbacks to previous shows, in terms of storyline.”

Debuting in 2017, Star Trek: Discovery was the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. The series stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham, a science specialist on the USS Discovery who is eventually promoted to captain.

As a whole, the series has received generally positive reviews with an average score of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. The first couple of seasons averaged low-to-mid 80s on Rotten Tomatoes; however, the third and fourth seasons have 90-plus approval scores. Season 4 sits at 88% with the Critics Consensus concluding: “Michael Burnham finally comes into her own — and so does Discovery — in a confident fourth season that embraces the series’ more heartfelt take on the Star Trek mythos.

Although Star Trek: Discovery is coming to an end, there’s still plenty of more Star Trek in the pipeline. The second season of the animated series Star Trek: Prodigy, which was canceled by Paramount+ and picked up by Netflix, will return sometime this year. Meanwhile, on Paramount+, we’ve got Season 5 of Star Trek: Lower Decks and Season 3 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

There’s also a brand new movie, Star Trek: Section 31, which started production last month. The movie stars Academy Award winner Michelle Yeoh, who will reprise her role as Emperor Philippa Georgiou (from Star Trek: Discovery Season 1). Billed as a “special original movie event,” it will debut on Paramount+.