Trekkies can look forward to more adventures with Michael Burnham and her crew. Production is scheduled to begin for Star Trek: Discovery Season 4.
Set your phasers to stunning! TVLine reports that streaming service CBS All Access has greenlit Star Trek: Discovery Season 4. The newest live-action Star Trek show has only just premiered its third season, but production on the fourth season is scheduled to begin in November 2020.
The third season of Star Trek: Discovery was significantly delayed due to the global pandemic causing production stoppages. The episodes had been shot; however, post-production was put on hold before being completed remotely.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 could boldly go where no show has gone before.
It’s still early days in the third season for us to conjecture about what Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 could be about. But if the series has proved anything, it’s that the showrunners are willing to boldly go further than many of its franchise counterparts.
Star Trek: Discovery was the first Star Trek property to be led by a woman of color and cast gay actors prominently playing gay characters. We’ve also seen more South Asian and Middle Eastern representation on the show and the third season will introduce the franchise’s first non-binary and transgender characters.
After setting this precedent, we can only assume that Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 will push more boundaries to reflect the diversity of the real world even better. If the show continues to take place in the future, then it will be able to shed the shackles of its predecessors and embrace the fact that the show has been created in the 21st century.
For now, fans can look forward to learning more about the turbulent future that Michael Burnham finds herself in.
In the season premiere, Michael escaped the wormhole and reached the 32nd century. She’s already teamed up with a charming mercenary with a heart of gold, Cleveland ‘Book’ Booker (David Ajala), and promised idealist Aditya Sahil (Adil Hussain) that she’ll work with him to bring Starfleet back from the dead.
The rest of the Discovery crew are still missing. The ship hasn’t made it through the wormhole. We know from production images and the trailer that Michael will meet Discovery again, but how much time will pass in between?
Current Star Trek: Discovery main cast members include Sonequa Martin-Green (Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Saru), Mary Wiseman (Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Hugh Culber), Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), Michelle Yeoh (Georgiou), Tig Notaro (Jett Reno), Emily Coutts (Detmer), Oyin Oladejo (Owosekun), Patrick Kwok-Choon (Rhys), Ronnie Rowe (Bryce), and Sara Mitich (Nilsson).
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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 airs weekly on CBS All Access.