FANS have been left devastated after Paramount+ decided to cancel a popular series after five seasons.
On Thursday it was confirmed that the upcoming season of Star Trek Discovery would be the very last one.
StarTrekStar Trek Discovery fans have been left devastated after Paramount+ decided to cancel the series after five seasons[/caption]
CBSStar Trek: Discovery is the seventh Star Trek series and debuted in 2017 as the first since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005[/caption]
Writing on the official Twitter page for the show, a statement announced: “The final, epic season of #StarTrekDiscovery is coming in 2024. Read a heartfelt letter from Alex Kurtzman, and Michelle Paradise here: http://bit.ly/DiscoFamilyLetter #StarTrek.”
The tweet was accompanied by a poster image for the final season which featured the character Michael Burnham, who is played by Sonequa Martin-Green.
There was also a heartfelt quote from Sonequa which said: “The fans welcomed us into their hearts as we launched a new iteration of Trek and an entire entertainment platform, and we’ll never forget it.
“Sixty-five episodes later, here’s to the entire company of Star Trek: Discovery, to the show and its fifth and final season, to its beloved fans, and to all those who envision a better future. Let’s fly…” she added.
There was also a joint statement from creator Alex Kurtzman and executive producer Michelle Paradise.
“Your love for these characters and your excitement for every episode, every season, has meant the world to us,” it said.
“We can’t wait for you to see what we’ve been working on for this final season; we appreciate your patience in the meantime and trust us when we say it’ll be worth the wait. Yea love you all!! LLAP.”
Fans were obviously disappointed upon hearing the news and rushed to reply to the tweet.
One person wrote: “Absolutely gutted. Love this show and I can’t believe this is it. I feel like the future we’ve glimpsed is ready to be explored and we are only just getting to see it.
“@SonequaMG and the gang are just glorious. Thank you for reinvigorating Trek,” they added.
Another tweeted: “Sorry to hear that Discovery is ending. This show kind of feels like the flagship for this third era of Star Trek on television.”
And a third person replied: “Heartbreaking, why? There is so much potential in Discovery, it has travelled so far into the future that the storybook is wide open, the Trek universe will have changed so much that it’s there to be explored again.”
A fourth fan admitted: “I am so upset about this right now.
@paramountplus/@CBS, this is absolutely unacceptable. This show set the stage for Paramount+ as it is today & deserves at least 7 seasons.”
“Not okay with this. But I’m glad they’re taking the time to get it right,” someone else admitted.
And a different fan added: “I’ve got three thoughts on the matter; I’ll be sad to see it go, I hope Season 5 will be written as an ending and, lastly, I’ll be a viewer until the very end.”
Star Trek: Discovery is the seventh Star Trek series and debuted in 2017 as the first since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005.
In June 2018, after becoming sole showrunner of Discovery, Kurtzman signed a five-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios to expand the Star Trek franchise beyond Discovery to several new series, miniseries, and animated series.
In addition to Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and Star Trek: Prodigy, the expanded franchise includes several direct spin-offs from Star Trek: Discovery.
StarTrekThe tweet was accompanied by a statement from actress Sonequa Martin-Green who plays Michael Burnham[/caption]
CBSMichelle Yeoh played the role of Philippa Georgiou up until 2020[/caption]
CBSThe final season of Star Trek: Discovery won’t be available to watch until 2024[/caption]