Featured Session: Paramount+’s Star Trek Discovery: The Trailblazing Journey to the Fifth and Final Season

Mar 12, 2024

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Star Trek: Discovery Final Season Premiere is screening as part of the SXSW Film & TV Festival: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2024/films/2197233

The hit Paramount+ Original Series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY prepares to embark on its fifth and final season this April 2024. Since its debut in 2017, DISCOVERY has earned widespread acclaim for its dedication to diversity and for redefining the Star Trek franchise for a new generation. The show's unique strength lies not only in its captivating narrative and award-winning world-building but also in the groundbreaking representation it brings to the forefront. As the lead of the series, Sonequa Martin-Green made history as the first Black woman to helm a Star Trek series and last season broke additional barriers as she became the Captain of the series' main starship, the U.S.S. Discovery. The show boasts an ethos of inclusivity, also blazing trails in LGBTQIA+ representation in sci-fi storytelling and TV in general, featuring the first on-screen intergalactic same-sex couple as well as multi-dimensional non-binary and trans characters. This final season will see our beloved crew embarking on a new adventure and celebrate the show’s bold storytelling over its past four seasons as it continues to honor Star Trek’s legacy of “infinite diversity in infinite combinations.”

Featuring series co-showrunners/EPs Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise and cast Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Wilson Cruz, David Ajala and Blu del Barrio

About Paramount+’s Star Trek: Discovery:
The fifth and final season will find Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery uncovering a mystery that will send 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.
The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers. Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise serve as co-showrunners.
Speakers: Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, David Ajala, Wilson Cruz, Blu del Barrio, Michelle Paradise

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Wilson Cruz

Star Trek: Discovery

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Blu del Barrio

Star Trek: Discovery

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Doug Jones

Star Trek: Discovery

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Alex Kurtzman

Star Trek: Discovery

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Scott Mantz

SXSW Video Crew

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Sonequa Martin-Green

My Dead Friend Zoe

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Mary Wiseman

Star Trek: Discovery

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This event is currently available on demand.
Video On Demand for this event began on Tuesday, March 19th 2024 at 2:30pm CT.

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