Star Trek: Discovery is going big before it goes home (for good).
Paramount+’s flagship Trek series is gearing up for its fifth and final season — debuting this April on the streamer — and star Sonequa Martin-Green is advising fans to buckle up for a huge twist.
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“There’s a big thing. A biiiig thing in Season 5,” the actress who plays Michael Burnham on Discovery cryptically teases in an interview with TVLine at Atlanta’s SCAD TVfest. (Watch the full video above.) And after previous seasons got a little dark and heavy, Martin-Green promises “a great sense of adventure and fun” in Season 5: “It’s a bit of a tonal shift that I think people will enjoy.”
But what people will really enjoy is seeing Burnham back in the same sector as Book, played by David Ajala, and Martin-Green cagily admits that the Season 5 trailer “would seem to suggest that they are on some sort of mission together.” She assures us that “the relationship between Burnham and Book is definitely be going to be covered. It’s part of the story,” but the final season also involves “a lot of relationships” among the Discovery crew, she notes: “There’s no stone left unturned… We dig into some of everything in Season 5.”
But could we see familiar faces outside of the Discovery crew in the final season as well? (Like Burnham’s brother Spock, played by Ethan Peck, perhaps?) Martin-Green is coy on that one, but she does allow: “I hope those chances are good.” (With reporting by Kimberly Roots)
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