Production Begins on the Fourth Season of “Star Trek: Discovery”

Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Sonequa Martin-Green, Shazad Latif, and Mary Wiseman in "Star Trek: Discovery"

CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery‘s third season has only reached episode 3 and has 10 more episodes to go, but we already have news about the next season. One of the show’s writers and co-executive producers, Michelle Paradise, took to Twitter with the short happy massage: “Season 4, here we go! #StarTrekDiscovery.” Attached to the tweet is a gif of the discovery firing up her special spore engine.

Exact details are still unknown as it is not clear whether she meant that production itself has begun or rather the pre-production stage. It should be noted that the third season was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic so it’s possible that the crew used the time in lockdown to develop the next season.

In the meantime, the series is still going strong as it pumped new life into the franchise. The network has also greenlighted a new spinoff, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which will follow Captain Pike.

The current season can be seen as kind of a reboot of the show, with the ship changing location and timeline. It also includes new characters such as Adira, a Trill who is played by Blu Del Barrio, a non-binary actor.