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The Star Trek universe is slowing down at Paramount+.
The streaming service announced Thursday that Star Trek: Discovery will end with its fifth season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, additional filming will help craft a proper conclusion for the now-final season.
The news is somewhat surprising, especially when you consider that it wasn't always planned to be the end.
Hopefully, the fans who have spent five seasons watching the series will get a conclusive ending.
"When we first started talking about the return of Star Trek eight years ago, we never could have imagined the indelible impact Star Trek: Discovery would have," said David Stapf, president of CBS Studios.
"The series brought back a beloved global franchise, and just like its predecessors Discovery honored Star Trek's legacy of 'infinite diversity in infinite combinations,' representing the best of what we could be as humans when we celebrate our differences."
Executive producers and co-showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise said in a statement:
"As lifelong fans of Star Trek, it has been an immense honor and privilege to help bring Star Trek: Discovery to the world. The Trek universe means so much to so many – including us – and we couldn't be prouder of everything Discovery has contributed to its legacy, particularly with representation."
"If just one person sees themselves, or the possibilities for their future, in a new way because of Discovery, then we think we'd have made Gene Roddenberry very proud."
"Of course, there would be no Discovery without Sonequa Martin-Green and the extraordinary team of artists, both in front of and behind the camera, who have brought this show to life."
"Their passion and determination to make every episode special has been deeply inspiring; so too has their love and support for one another and their genuine love for Star Trek."
"Discovery has truly become a family over the years – and we couldn't be more grateful to be part of it."
"To the fans around the world, thank you for joining us on this incredible journey. Your love for these characters and your excitement for every episode, every season, has meant the world to us."
"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. We love you all! LLAP"
Martin-Green added: "I can hardly believe that this mind-blowing journey with Discovery is ending. I'm astoundingly blessed by God to have played Captain Michael Burnham and to have taken part in a legacy alongside an extraordinary cast, phenomenal crew and remarkable writing team."
"To our most supportive partners at CBS Studios and Paramount+, who insisted on making television history, I'm deeply grateful. I'm also deeply grateful for the creative collaboration with our showrunners Michelle Paradise and Alex Kurtzman, as well as Olatunde Osunsanmi and the incomparable team of executive producers."
"I will never forget how it felt to stand together as a show family, cradling the heirloom of Trek with all those from the franchise at large and with the fans."
"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."
"65 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… "
News of the series' demise comes just weeks before Star Trek: Picard wraps its run.
But the wider Star Trek universe remains a priority at Paramount+, with several series in various stages of development.
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