The future of Star Trek is rumored to be on shaky grounds.
Let’s begin with saying this, no rumor should ever be believed or dismissed. Who knows what is what. We certainly don’t, you certainly don’t. Keep that in mind as we continue. The latest rumor going around from several online personalities is that Star Trek: Discovery won’t get a season five, and that the overall universe that Alex Kurtzman created could come to an end after the latest batch of shows in production finish airing.
We don’t know if that’s true, we don’t know that it isn’t. We just know that it’s a rumor. The rumor came from a Twitter user and a YouTuber who claim to have different “inside information” confirming these rumors.
These people may have real insider knowledge, it’s also possible that someone is feeding them false information to make them look bad. Here’s the thing about putting your name on a rumor; eventually you’re either going to be a fool or the hero. Either that rumor is going to be found to be untrue or it’s going to be validated.
Not the first instance that Nu-Star Trek has had these types of rumors about it
There are some people out there that have reported the behind-the-scenes issues for years with regards to Discovery and other Star Trek properties. It’s also not like these reports are unfounded. The original idea for Discovery had Bryan Fuller leading the way but when issues over budget, directors, and overall quality of the show, he was booted.
Fuller wanted to take some time to develop the series sooner, while CBS just wanted it ready to go as soon as possible.
Out was Fuller, in was Alex Kurtzman. Then there was the bullying scandal involving showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg and the series writers. They were also far over budget on the season-two premiere, which also added to their departure. Then Akiva Goldsman left the series after he constantly clashed with the writers over the direction of the characters.
So the idea that Discovery is a well-ran show, and can be canceled over mismanagement is absolutely possible.