Star Trek: Discovery: Why Is It Ending? Will It Be Renewed for More Seasons?

Star Trek: Discovery: Why Is It Ending? Will It Be Renewed for More Seasons?
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Star Trek: Discovery aired its final episode on May 30, 2024, and the viewers want to know why it is ending. Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman, the series begins 10 years before the events of the original Star Trek TV show and revolves around the crew of the USS Discovery. Over the years, Star Trek: Discovery has divided the Star Trek fanbase, but its influence on the franchise is undeniable. It has also been a beacon of social progressiveness and representation on television and one of the projects that helped Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access) survive its early years. Accordingly, there is significant interest in why Star Trek: Discovery is ending and whether it will be renewed for more seasons.

Here is what we have learned about the matter.

Why is Star Trek: Discovery ending after Season 5 finale?

Star Trek: Discovery is ending reportedly because of Paramount Plus’ efforts to cut costs and become profitable.

In March 2023, TrekMovie reported that media companies were under considerable pressure from Wall Street to turn a profit from their streaming ventures. One of these companies was Paramount Global, the parent company of Paramount Plus.

At the time, CFO Naveen Chopra said that the company was “on a path to profitability.” He also referred to 2023 as the “peak year” in terms of their streaming investment. This means that they had plans to be highly selective about the films and TV shows they produced.

Will Star Trek: Discovery be renewed for more seasons after Season 5?

Star Trek: Discovery is unlikely to be renewed for more seasons after season 5.

Last year, Paramount announced that Star Trek: Discovery would conclude after its fifth season. As the initial plans didn’t include the series ending with season 5, additional filming took place in Toronto to create an epilogue for the series.

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