Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 lands on Paramount Plus in the US on November 18th (with an accompanying Netflix release internationally), and now the streamer has released an effects-packed new trailer for the upcoming series.
In Season 4 of Star Trek: Discovery, the crew of the Titanic ship is faced with a deadly space anomaly, this time instead of a typical villain. According to Paramount Plus, this is a phenomenon that threatens both the Federation and non-Federation worlds, and seems like an interesting way to push the stakes of a show that is always getting bigger and bigger.
The trailer shows the Discovery crew about to go into an anomaly – with Captain Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) turning down orders as usual.
“Leadership is about balance,” Burnham is told. “Your acts of bravery are giant swings of the pendulum. There is a very fine line between a pendulum and a wrecking ball.” It tells a lot about Burnham’s journey so far on the show.
We also see a redesigned Ferengi in the trailer as well as the return of Kovic, played by paranormal filmmaker David Cronenberg (A History of Violence, The Fly).
Watch the trailer below:
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Episodes will release weekly, as is always the case with Trek Show on Paramount Plus.
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When are all the new Trek series coming out?
Star Trek: Discovery debuts on Paramount Plus on November 18th, but it’s not going to be the only one — the animated series Star Trek: Prodigy, featuring the return of Kate Mulgrew as Janeway, will debut on October 28th. It looks a lot like the Star Trek universe version of the Star Wars CG animated series like The Clone Wars.
Star Trek: Picard Season 2 is coming out in February 2022, which shouldn’t be too long after Discovery ends. A third season is filming back-to-back with a second, and is expected in 2023 – hopefully allowing for a more coherent show about the character of Jean-Luc, after a slightly bumpy finale in Season 1. .
Meanwhile, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is a Discovery spin-off that’s promised to be a lot like the old Trek in feel — that doesn’t have a release date yet, but we’d expect it to be around the middle of next year. Follow Picard. Filming on it ended in July for the most part.
Finally, the animated series Lower Deck is coming back for a third season at some point, following its second airing this year.
The strategy for Paramount Plus is clear: If you’re a fan of Trek, you’ll want to remain a member of the service forever.
If you live outside the US, following the trek is a more scattered affair. Picard is live on Prime Video in the UK, while Discovery streams on Netflix, and Prodigy is set to release on Paramount Plus UK in 2022 – not quite as convenient, but it does mean you can get a lot of biggies without additional subscriptions. Hitters can enjoy.
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