Star Trek: Discovery will say goodbye in a big way with its fifth and final season airing in 2024. The show will be a bit more fun and free, with the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery going on a mission to find some sort of treasure this season, reducing the size of the stakes for the first time in the show's history.
Along the way, they're going to meet three new characters, Captain Rayner, played by Battlestar Galactica actor Callum Keith Rennie. They'll also meet two figures from Cleveland Booker's past, L'ak, and Moll, played by Elias Toufexis and Eve Harlow respectively.
The two of them seem like they're going to be big players in the treasure-hunting plot of the season, which isn't a bad thing at all. Flushing out the Booker character, played wonderfully by David Ajala is one of the key things many fans are hoping for in the final season of the show. They've done a good job so far, but there's still so much more there.
Though while the show is bringing in three new names for the season, they haven't forgotten about the big names that came in during season three, with Chela Horsdal, Oded Fehr and David Cronenberg returning to play Federation President Laira Rillak, Adrmial Charles Vance, and Dr. Kovich.
The addition of the new characters is going to give the show a bit of a fresher feel, as the folks at Paramount+ are hoping to make Discovery more like Strange New Worlds with its optimism and outlook going forward. While it's the final season of the show, the hope is that the fans will like it enough to warrant a potential spinoff revolving around characters from this part of the franchise.
The Star Trek: Academy show is already rumored to be using the same point in time that Discovery is set in, while also using at least one character from the show; though that could always change.