Season 4 of Star Trek Discovery is on its way, and it’s coming soon. The program that helped resurrect the brand for television is still going strong and has found a home on Paramount Plus. This new season follows the Discovery’s experiences after a 900-year journey into the future, when they find the Federation in ruins and Starfleet merely a ghost of its former self following a galaxy-wide disaster known as “The Burn.”
Nobody could have predicted the cause of the Burn, but the Discovery team played a key role in figuring it out. Furthermore, they discovered a supply of enough dilithium fuel to run the galaxy’s warp motors for years. Something that eventually landed Michael Burnham in the Captain’s chair. Here’s everything we know about the fourth season of Star Trek Discovery, including the cast, narrative, release date, and more.
Updates on Release Date
On September 8, as part of the ‘Star Trek Day’ celebrations, Paramount revealed that Discovery will return in the United States on November 18th. Since CBS All Access was rebranded Paramount Plus earlier this year, Discovery will be located in the United States.
With the exception of Canada, Netflix owns the international rights to Discovery and often releases new episodes within 24 hours of their release in the United States. Canadians may watch the most recent episodes on CTV Sci-Fi, and new episodes have previously shown on the same day as in the United States. In other words, everyone, regardless of country, will be able to watch new episodes almost immediately as they become available.
Updates on Casting Members
The casting members who are expected to return for Star Trek Discovery Season 4 include:
- Sonequa Martin-Green as Captain Michael Burnham
- Doug Jones as Saru
- Anthony Rapp as Lt Cmdr Paul Stamets
- Wilson Cruz as Dr Hugh Culber
- David Ajala as Book
- Mary Wiseman as Ensign Sylvia Tilly
- Blu del Barrio as Adira
- Ian Alexander as Gray
- Oded Fehr as Admiral Charles Vance
- Oyin Oladejo as Lt Joann Owosekun
- Emily Coutts as Lt Keyla Detmer
- Patrick Kwok-Choo as Lt Gen Rhys
- Ronnie Rowe as Lt R.A. Bryce
- Sara Mitich as Lt Nilsson
- David Cronenberg as Kovich
Discovery has amassed a sizable cast over the years, including a few new additions when the crew leaped into the future. But we do know that all of the key characters from past seasons, including former Captain Saru, who was seen departing the ship at the third season’s conclusion, will have roles to play.
Ian Alexander has also stated that his character, the Trill Gray, will play a greater role in the plot going forward, despite the fact that he is legally dead and only visible to his lover Adira – Gray’s mind is preserved inside the Tal symbiont.
Finally, Kenneth Mitchell, who portrayed a variety of characters in Discovery’s first three seasons, has announced that he will be returning in a new capacity. However, ALS has restricted his capacity to move and talk independently, so this job will be “special,” in his words. Mitchell’s character Aurellio, the Emerald Chain scientist attempting to unravel the mysteries of Discovery’s spore drive, survived season 3 unscathed, so he might return in some form. The most significant piece of news is that Book’s cat Grudge is back.
Updates on Storyline
There is still a lot we don’t know about Discovery’s fourth season, however, the teaser indicated that the crew’s high-stakes shenanigans never seem to cease. This season’s theme is a gravitational anomaly in space that appears to have the potential to unleash all sorts of mayhem.
It’s also five light years across, which is rather large, maybe even planet-killing large, if it ends up in the wrong spot. Unfortunately, that is all we know about the season’s narrative, and there isn’t much to guess about either. Having said that, it is probable that there will be a lot of action, which Discovery has always been big on, and no doubt Burnham will fight with her superiors numerous times – as she always does.