Is Star Trek Discovery Cancelled or Renewed for Season 5?

Production on the fourth season of “Star Trek: Discovery” has been underway since November of 2020. Filming is scheduled to wrap by the top of July 2021, and the fourth season is about to premiere earlier than the top of 2021.

“Discovery” has not but been formally renewed for a fifth season. It’s widespread for tv reveals to not get an official renewal till proper earlier than they go into manufacturing, even when one other season is within the planning levels. It’s additionally widespread for reveals to not get an official renewal till the viewership numbers come out for the present or upcoming season. So, it’s extremely doable that an official renewal for “Discovery” will not come till the fourth season is on the air.

However, not everybody within the Trek fandom believes that “Discovery” will probably be renewed. Some are saying that it is undoubtedly getting canceled after season 4.

RUMOR: CBS is Canceling Kurtzman Trek

In July 2021, an leisure website referred to as The Geek Authority tweeted that CBS can be canceling all of their present “Star Trek” reveals and firing present Trek showrunner, Alex Kurtzman. The creator of the tweet claimed that that they had an “inside source” who knowledgeable them in regards to the cancellation.

The day earlier than The Geek Authority tweeted in regards to the information, a YouTuber calling themselves Overlord DVD, posted a video about the identical rumor. They claimed that “a number of sources” instructed them that “Discovery” was being canceled after season 4. Overlord DVD went on to say that they might “not independently confirm” the data however insisted that it was true.

They claimed {that a} supply who’s given them reliable scoops prior to now stated that a number of manufacturing crew members who had been with the show since season one had accepted different jobs, anticipating that there would not any work for them on “Discovery.” Overlord DVD continued, saying that their supply knowledgeable them that “Discovery” had gone approach over funds on season 4 and needed to borrow from the allotted season 5 funds. So, the supply stated that there isn’t any funds left for season 5.

A couple of days later, Overlord DVD tweeted, “My newest STD vid was so on level I’m instructed, ViacomCBS is freaked out I acquired this information.”

Both Overlord DVD and Geek Authority are fan-run. Though they declare to have inside sources inside Viacom CBS — or sources that know individuals inside Viacom CBS — none of their claims have been verified, in any respect. At this level, they’re spreading unsubstantiated rumors.

Anson Mount Fires Back

Anson Mount, the actor who performed Captain Christopher Pike within the second season of “Discovery” got here throughout The Geek Authority’s tweet the identical day it was posted. He retweeted it with a remark. Though Mount did not add his personal verbal commentary, he included a GIF of the Walter Koenig as Pavel Chekov laughing.

The replies on Mount’s post have been filled with followers saying how excited they have been for “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” which is filming proper now. There have been additionally a number of feedback about how individuals have been saying Kurtzman’s Trek reveals will probably be canceled for years now, and it hasn’t occurred but.

None of the opposite present “Star Trek” cast members interacted with the tweet.

Kurtzman Trek is Probably Here to Stay

As Heavy beforehand reported, Kurtzman signed a five-year cope with CBS in 2018. That deal gave Kurtzman management over your entire Paramount+ “Star Trek” universe. Seeing as Kurtzman is just three years into that contract, it is extremely unlikely that CBS will cancel all of the reveals he is producing. Unless the contract is renegotiated earlier than it ends, Kurtzman will probably be answerable for the Trekverse till at the least 2023, although he is revealed they have already got new Trek content material deliberate via 2027.

What does this imply for “Discovery” season 5? Until an official renewal comes via or one of many showrunners publicizes it, nobody will be positive. However, there is not presently any verified data indicating “Discovery” will probably be canceled after season 4.

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