Star Trek: Discovery is set over 900 years after the events of the original series. The show revolves around the USS Discovery crew as they have set out to explore the future. Season 4 has already been confirmed back in October 2020. By the end of Season 3, we saw the setting change to the 32nd century. And now, we will explore the changed planets, races, and concepts as we head into season 4. This article will look into the preview and updates available on Star Trek: Discovery Season 4.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Recap
The main agenda Commander Michael Burnham and the crew of Discovery had was finding the cause of The Burn. The burn was a catastrophe that collapsed the United Federation of Planets while fracturing the galaxy. During the course of the season, Burnham and the crew learned what happened to Earth and how it was renamed to Ni’Var. Vulcan had done this, thus fulfilling Spock’s final mission. They find out the cause of The Burn to be Su’Kal, a Kelpien trapped in the Verubin Nebula.
During their journey, the Starfleet even had their fates interweave with the galaxy’s biggest crime syndicate, Emerald Chain. Their leader, Osyraa acted out as the main antagonist of Star Trek: Discovery season 3. She even made an attempt to wipe out the Federation when her plans to take control were deemed unsuccessful. By the season’s end, the show had a major facelift with Michael Burnham becoming the new Captain. As she is poised to lead Discovery on new journeys in season 4.
When will Season 4 Release?
Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise serve as the showrunners and have confirmed various production details regarding the upcoming season. The show began its pre-production in January 2020 during the production of Season 3 itself. Now as the pandemic began, it had slowed down productions thus giving more time to prepare the script. This is also a reason why the script for season 5 was in development starting March.
Season 4 was officially announced by CBS All-Access on October 16, 2020. And the production began later on 2nd November 2020 in Toronto, Canada. And it was even announced that the production is set to end in June 2021. Season 4 will most likely release sometime in 2022, considering how slow production is due to the pandemic. Moreover, this season could be the first thing to premiere on Paramount+, if and when CBS All Access gets rebranded. As of now, the season is set to be released on CBS All Access and Netflix.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 Plot
Now that the cause of The Burn has been found out, the USS Discovery has become a beacon of hope. As they delivered dilithium back to the Federation, thus returning warp travel. This could lead to the resurgence of the United Federation of Planets. There is still a possibility for the Emerald Chain to be a threat despite the death of their leader, Osyraa. We can even expect a new form of menace to bring themselves forward. We are even left to see whether Michael Burnham will remain captain or Saru will retake the command. It is even left to see, what will happen to Ni’Var and Earth will they rejoin the union of worlds.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 Cast
Sonequa Martin-Green and Doug Jones are set to reprise their roles as Michael Burnham and Saru. We will even see Anthony Rapp as Paul Stamets, Mary Wiseman as Sylvia Tilly, and Wilson Cruz as Hugh Culber. Season 3 saw the addition of David Ajala as Cleveland Booker, Blu del Barrio as Adira Tal, and Ian Alexander as Grey Tal all set to return next season. Additionally, we will even see David Cronenberg’s Kovich and Oded Fehr’s Charles Vance.