When I originally broke the news about Star Trek: Discovery having landed early renewal orders for seasons 4 and 5, I heard that the plan was to produce both seasons back-to-back. The most recent update we got on the production of these seasons came in July, when I wrote about an IATSE listing regarding the production dates for seasons 4 and 5. Star Trek: Discovery season 4 was set to start production on the 19th of October, with season 5 being filmed right afterward.
Recently, I have heard that this is not the case anymore. Not only has the IATSE listing changed, but I have also heard that CBS might not be filming seasons 4 and 5 back-to-back anymore. Star Trek: Discovery season 4 is now set to start production on November 2, with it wrapping up on the 10th of June, 2021.
Star Trek: Discovery is a sci-fi series created for CBS All Access by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman. Launched in 2017, it is the first scripted series developed specifically for that service (which is now rebranding into Paramount+). The seventh series in the Star Trek franchise, it was the first series in the franchise since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. Star Trek: Discovery begins roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, and follows the crew of the USS Discovery on various adventures.
The third season of the series is set to premiere on the 16th of October. There were originally plans to move the season premiere date to 2021, but this not happening anymore. Star Trek: Discovery season 3 airs right after season 1 of Star Trek: Lower Decks wraps up. Lower Decks has already been renewed for a third and fourth season.