Production on the fourth season of Star Trek: Discovery began on November 2nd, 2020. And at long last they finally wrapped up today, almost ten months later.
S4 wrapped… and another S5 hint
The production news came from executive producer and co-showrunner Michelle Paradise, who took to social media on Monday morning to officially tell the world it’s a wrap! She offered her thanks to the cast and crew for the “effort, teamwork, and heart they brought to this challenging season.”
…and that’s a wrap on S4! A huge THANK YOU to our amazing cast and crew. I can’t say enough about the effort, teamwork, and heart they brought to this challenging season. We’re now turning off the lights and leaving the stages in good hands. Until next time… #StarTrekDiscovery pic.twitter.com/Ut8Bi6SSA0
— Michelle Paradise (@michelleparadis) August 23, 2021
She gave another indication that she expects to be back for season five with, “We’re now turning off the lights and leaving the stages in good hands. Until next time… ” Earlier in the month, Paradise hinted at getting the writers’ room back together for the next season.
Paradise recently flew up to Toronto to oversee the final weeks of production on the show. She has been sharing some non-spoiler photos from some of the location shoots that took place last week.
Still can’t show you what we’re shooting, but I do have this lovely picture of the nearby scenery… pic.twitter.com/50RZlhX3bZ
— Michelle Paradise (@michelleparadis) August 15, 2021
And quizzing fans about elements of the set.
— Michelle Paradise (@michelleparadis) August 18, 2021
Paradise has been doing double duty, also overseeing editing on the season from Toronto. Last Friday she took a moment to praise her cast saying there is “NOTHING our actors can’t do.”
Editing from my hotel room before going to set for the day and I let me just say this… There is NOTHING our actors can't do. Wow.
— Michelle Paradise (@michelleparadis) August 20, 2021
A long road…
Filming season four has taken a longer time than usual because of on-set delays and periodic halts due to COVID protocols. As members of the cast told fans in Las Vegas:
It’s been very, very long. Everything is slowed down. The entire cast and crew are tested three times a week. And we all have to stay on our levels. And when you’re on set, things go very slowly because touches can only come in waves. What I mean by that is makeup, wardrobe, hair, each have to take their turns…
While some actors like Anthony Rapp and David Ajala wrapped up work on the season weeks ago, others have continued to work over the last month on scenes not requiring the full cast. Over the last few weeks, other actors have announced completing their work, including Emily Coutts (Detmer), who revealed she wrapped up this past Saturday.
It’s likely there were also pickup shots and possibly some reshoots over the last few weeks, which resulted in some actors being recalled to the set, but it appears that work is finally complete.
Tuesday update from Doug
— Doug Jones (@actordougjones) August 24, 2021
Season four of Discovery will debut in late 2021.
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