We have not seen season 3 yet but it appears that CBS has already quietly revived Star Trek: Discovery to get a fourth run. Debuting on CBS All Access back in 2017, Discovery was the first Trek TV series on the airwaves because Enterprise finished in 2005. You would have expected fans to be overjoyed that the franchise was back to the small screen, then, but actually, Discovery has proven to be highly divisive, with just as many people criticizing the show since praising it. But the latter half has won out as we understand that we’ve got two seasons to enjoy.
This renewal news comes through Generation Weekly. In a long list of shows in active development, the book lists Star Trek: Discovery season 4 among these. We are still waiting on a formal announcement from the community, then, but things are looking good for the sequence. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Discovery’s got at least another season, either, seeing as CBS is on a mission to expand the Trek brand – with the likes of Star Trek: Picard and those animated shows – and not cut it back.
A couple of seasons also needs to permit the authors a lot of room to learn more about the show’s new status quo. At the end of season 2, the Discovery crew flew their boat into a wormhole that took them 1000 years into the future, where no more Trek show has gone before. We have already had some promo images – see above – from the third run, also, which brought us to David Aja’s newcomer, Cleveland” Novel” Booker. Bear in mind, the ship is in requirement of a different brand new captain, too. Though it’s uncertain whether Book’s at the running or if either Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) or Saru (Doug Jones) could find the job indefinitely.
In any case, Picard airs first, starting in a few weeks, with Star Trek: Discovery season 3 coming later this year. Thus, anticipate season 4 in 2021 or 2022.