Star Trek: Discovery has wrapped filming on season five.
Star Trek: Discovery has just officially wrapped filming on season five. The show still has some work to do on it, with a lot of production still needing to be finished to make the show ready to air. The series does have a trailer out for season five already, but more than likely all of that content is coming from the first few episodes of the season.
The show will debut its fifth season sometime in the first quarter of 2023 and will feature 10 episodes. The lowest of its run so far across the seasons. The series has seen its budget get slashed time and time again, debuting with 15 episodes in season one. Season two saw 14 episodes, while seasons three and four just 13.
Now the series is down to 10 episodes, and many are wondering if we’re going to see the end of the catalyst to the Nu Trek era of programming.
When will fans know if Star Trek: Discovery is getting a sixth season?
When shows have gotten renewed by CBS/Paramount in the past, it usually comes right before the series launches the newest season. If a show gets canceled or is “ended” as we saw with Picard, that announcement could come as early as the close of production.
If the showrunners believe the show may not see a season six, they may have a way to end the series already in the can just in case.
We should know early 2023 either way, but considering how much the show’s budget has been gutted over the last few years, it would be a surprise that the show gets picked up for yet another season, especially with the success of Strange New Worlds.
Strange New Worlds is now the flagship of the franchise and Discovery is just a costly show that has yet to produce quality on a regular basis.