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Star Trek: Discovery renewed for Season 4

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Star Trek: Discovery will officially return for a fourth season.

CBS: All Access’ flagship show has been a huge success for the US streaming site, with Netflix picking up the rights internationally. Initially set 10 years before the original show, the series follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. That’s Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), who has a personal connection to Spock of the original Trek canon.

Season 3 premiered at the weekend, taking a bold new leap into the future with an ambitious time-jump – and new characters including David Ajala as Cleveland Booker, aka. Book. It finds the crew of the USS Discovery landing in an unknown future far from the home they once knew. Now living in a time filled with uncertainty, the crew must work together to restore hope to the Federation.

“Bar some mild silliness, Disco’s third season is a first-rate return for Michael Burnham,” we wrote in our review of the opening episode.

Within days of that new season debuting, however, CBS has confirmed that the show has been renewed for a fourth run, with production set to begin on 2nd November. The news was announced in a video featuring Martin-Green and co-star Doug Jones as well as executive producers and co-showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise.

It joins a number of other Star Trek shows in the works at CBS, including Star Trek: Picard (already renewed for Season 2 and streaming on Amazon Prime Video), Disco spin-off series Strange New Worlds, Short Treks, animated show Lower Decks and new Nickelodeon kids’ series, Star Trek: Prodigy.

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