Star Trek: Discovery season 4 gets a release date on Paramount Plus

Star Trek: Discovery
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Star Trek: Discovery season 4 finally has a release date.

The franchise celebrated its 55th anniversary on Star Trek Day, and Paramount Plus unveiled the news then. Discovery will return to the streamer on November 18, 2021 – so that's a wait of just over two months.

An official plot summary was also revealed: "Season four of Star Trek: Discovery finds Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery facing a threat unlike any they've ever encountered. With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all."

Plus, there's a new photo of Sonequa Martin-Green's Michael Burnham to tide us over while we wait for the next season. 

The biggest change for Burnham in season 4 will be her new role onboard the U.S.S. Discovery. "It's going to be about finding out who I am as Captain, as Michael Burnham, because there's always been this question of who am in this moment? Who am I in this role? Who am I at this time? How do I service this moment? How do I service everyone around me?" Martin-Green told Gizmodo of the challenges ahead. "And now I'm going to have to answer those questions for myself as Captain because everything is different now."

Along with Martin-Green, season 4 will also see David Ajala back as Cleveland "Book" Booker, Anthony Rapp as Paul Stamets, Mary Wiseman as Sylvia Tilly, Doug Jones as Saru, and Tig Notaro as Jett Reno.

While you wait for Discovery's return, check out our guide to the best Netflix shows to fill out your watchlist.

Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.