Discovery’ Season 5 –

The fifth season of Star Trek: Discovery has wrapped up production in Toronto. The 10-episode season began filming in early June. In addition to the shorter episode order to match the other Star Trek series, the new season promises to bring a shift in tone to the series that debuted in 2017.

That’s a wrap

News of production wrapping up came from visual effects supervisor Fausto Tajeda, who called the work on season 5 “a wild, production, and innovative journey.” This was retweeted by co-showrunner Michelle Paradise who added her thanks to her.

Paradise also sent out her own tweet calling season 5 the “most ambitious yet.”

Cast members also took to social media to talk about the end of filming…

The final days of production were done on Pixomondo’s Toronto AR Wall stage, with production on the main discovery CBS stages in Toronto wrapping earlier in the week.

Some actors had already wrapped their work previously. Anthony Rapp revealed (on Mastadon) he finished up his work on season 5 on November 11. He described his work on season 5 as “another great experience, sharing wonderfully joyous days of Space Talk and Found Family with my incredible cast and crew members. ”

A different kind of season for discovery

Season five of discovery will change things up from the usual galaxy-ending stakes for the show. Here is the official synopsis:

In season five, Captain Burnham and the crew of the USS Discovery uncover a mystery that sends them on an epic adventure across the galaxy to find an ancient power whose very existence has been deliberately hidden for centuries. But there are others on the hunt as well … dangerous foes who are desperate to claim the prize for themselves and will stop at nothing to get it.

Season five cast members include Sonequa Martin-Green (Captain Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Saru), Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), David Ajala (Cleveland “Book ” Booker) and Blu del Barrio (Adira). Also returning are guest stars Tara Rosling (Ni’Var President T’Rina), Chelah Horsdal (Federation President Rillak), Oded Fehr (Admiral Vance), and David Cronenberg (Kovich).

Joining for season five

Callum Keith Rennie joins the cast in a series regular role as Captain Rayner. Here is his official character description of him:

Rayner is a gruff, smart Starfleet Captain who holds a clear line between commander and crew – he leads, they follow. Rayner’s all about the mission, whatever it may be, and he doesn’t do niceties along the way; his feeling is, you get the job done and apologize later. He has a storied track record of wartime success, but in times of peace he struggles. Collaboration is not his strong suit. That said, if it serves the greater good he’s willing to learn … but it won’t be easy.

Callum Keith Rennie as Rayner

Also new this season are Moll and L’ak, played by Eve Harlow and Elias Toufexis. Here are their official descriptions:

Moll is a former courier turned outlaw, who is highly intelligent and dangerous, with an impressive strategic mind and a sharp wit. She goes into every situation with a clear plan and stays focused and clear-headed on her goal, even when things go awry. She’s not intimidated by Captain Burnham or the crew of the USS Discovery, and she will face down anyone who stands in her way in order to get what she wants.

L’ak is a former courier turned outlaw, who is tough, impulsive and fiercely protective of his beloved partner, Moll. So long as he knows she’s safe, he doesn’t care about collateral damage or its consequences – a perspective that makes him very dangerous at times and will put him on the opposite side of Captain Burnham and the crew of the USS Discovery when they come into conflict.

Elias Toufexis as L’ak and Eve Harlow as Moll

A trailer released in early October at New York Comic Con gave a hint at the new tone and this quest-based season.

While production (main filming) has wrapped, there’s still plenty of post-production work to be done to finalize the show. There are no details yet on when it will debut.

discovery seasons one through four are currently streaming exclusively on Paramount+ in the US Internationally, the series is available on Paramount+ in Australia, Italy, Latin America, the UK and South Korea, as well as on Pluto TV in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland on the Pluto TV Sci-Fi channel. It will also stream exclusively on Paramount+ in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria later this year. In Canada, it airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave.

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