All 5 seasons of Star Trek: Discovery are coming to Sky Showtime

Star Trek: Discovery is about to get a lot easier to watch internationally.

Pictured: Doug Jones as Saru of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ © 2021 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved.
Pictured: Doug Jones as Saru of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ © 2021 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved. /
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Star Trek: Discovery will close things out with its fifth and final season this spring. The show returns on April 4, 2024, and will bring an end to a series that spanned seven years and 65 total episodes. While the show hasn't had the best reputation of the modern Trek shows, it's no doubt that it found an audience that loved it, and kept it going for five seasons.

Now, the show is coming to an end, and if you think that means that there will be some sort of dropoff, you have another thing coming. Star Trek: Discovery will now be more available than ever before. According to TrekMovie.com, the show will be coming to the international streaming service SkyShowtime, a joint venture between Paramount Global and Comcast.

The move will allow fans who don't have access to Paramount+ in certain European markets a chance to watch Discovery in its entirety.

That's not all, however, as it may serve as a proof of concept for other shows under the Star Trek umbrella. With the concerns over Paramount Global's financial health and the possibility that it could be bought or merged with another major provider, the idea that Star Trek could be impacted has been one that's been making the rounds.

Whenever you have two major companies coming together for one reason or another, the onus is to cut costs and reduce the amount of debt by as much as possible, by any means possible. Things like big-budgeted science fiction series are likely to be the most impacted by any such situation. That's not to say that Star Trek as a franchise will die, on the contrary, it's a rich IP and part of the reason that anyone wants the Paramount IP is due to entities like Star Trek.

Yet, the idea that Star Trek would continue to have five or six shows in production at the same time, while three separate films are considered and developed will quickly be a thing of the past.

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