Star Trek: Discovery reshoots may have caused rumors.
TrekMovie.com posted an article not too long ago about how a simple tweet may have revealed that season five of Star Trek: Discovery is on its way. In a tweet exchange, writer Kyle Jarrow tweeted a photo of him in face paint, with another writer from Discovery, Michelle Paradise, tweeting back, “If you don’t show up for the first day of the room with that exact look, I’ll be seriously bummed.”
TrekMovie.com posted an article talking about how this may be a sign that Discovery is getting a fifth season.
Yet, Paradise herself just revealed on Twitter that she’s heading back to Toronto to finish shooting on season four of Star Trek: Discovery. Reshoots involve writers re-writing content, and creating new stuff, to be used in the show. Meaning, this is more than likely the “first day of the room” that she previously mentioned.
Debate about Star Trek: Discovery season five rages on
There have been debates about the validity of a report that Star Trek: Discovery being canceled after season four finishes. The rumor comes from unverified sources, claiming that the show was dramatically over-budget. It’s just a rumor, but there may be validity to it.
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Star Trek’s Lower Decks and Picard are filming seasons two and three of their respective shows back-to-back. Discovery was supposed to film seasons four and five back to back pre-pandemic, but ever since the series returned, there have been zero conversations about the show’s fifth season.
On top of no conversation about a fifth season, one other major thing that completed around the same time as the pandemic, and was the merger of Viacom and CBS. Now ViacomCBS, they’re going all out to make their streaming service, Paramount+ a success. They’re all about making money at this point and if a show like Discovery is going over-budget, they’re going to get canceled.
How do we know? Well, for starters ViacomCBS leased the streaming rights of the Star Trek film catalog to other, non-ViacomCBS owned streaming services. The argument for why they would do such a thing falls to the idea that they can generate more revenue in a deal with another provider than they could through subscribers.
Clearly, ViacomCBS is not worried at all about Star Trek as its moneymaker. Not when the iCarly revival cost so much less and generated so much more interest.
Discovery could get a fifth season, they may end on four. They could get 30 more. Who knows? All we’re saying is there is substance to the rumors that Discovery may have finished their run.