See ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 5 Set Tour Video, Confirming Return Of Mary Wiseman’s Tilly

Star Trek Day continued with the first details on season five of Star Trek: Discovery, which is currently being shot in Toronto. We have a behind-the-scenes video and a new image, along with a synopsis for the season.

BTS on Disco S5

With the cast busy shooting season 5, there was no panel on Star Trek Day for Discovery. However, Paramount+ showed off a behind-the-scenes set tour,  guided by Wilson Cruz (Dr. Culber). The video offered the first impressions of season 5, including a visit with Mary Wiseman, who is returning as Tilly. In addition to some casual chatting with Wiseman outside the set, she can be seen back in uniform on the bridge of the USS Discovery.

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Season 5 details

According to the official announcement from Paramount+ the 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).

Here is the latest official synopsis for season three:

In season five, Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. 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.

First image

Paramount+ also revealed a first-look image from the new season, featuring Martin-Green, during the celebration.

Sonequa Martin-Green in first look from Discovery season 5

No date

There was no announced date for the release of Discovery season 5. The BTS video was shot while they were shooting the fourth episode of the 10-episode season. A good guess would be for season 5 to arrive in late 2023.

Discovery currently streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. Internationally, the series is available on Paramount+ in Australia, 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.

More Star Trek Day

There are more panels with more expected reveals to come so stay tuned to TrekMovie all Thursday for more big news. We will have more coverage and analysis of all the Star Trek Day reveals, including exclusive red carpet interviews, in the coming days.

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Sounds like The Chase and Orcis ST3

Did no one in the writers room take note of the send up with the Captain racing a jet ski on LDS?

Why oh why does anyone think this is an obligatory thing?

The fans aren’t finding this stuff cool no matter if the principal actors or EPs want it.

And note that both movies (Nemesis and Beyond) died after this kind of silliness. It’s jumping the shark Trek style.

At least there will be other episodes of Discovery in the season.

Loved the bts set video and the picture from S5 also the synopsis of the season sounds great i hope S5 is as amazing as seasons 1-4 have been. I love Discovery so much it’s my favorite of all the current shows and as Tawny Newsome said ‘If you love one thing about this modern Star Trek era we have Star Trek Discovery to thank for it’. She is right if Discovery wasn’t the massive success worldwide that it is we wouldn’t have all these new great shows.

The synopsis seems pretty vague, but a scavenger hunt across the galaxy against another group of new big bad sounds good to me.

At least it sounds that they could finally use the potential of the spore drive and get anywhere in the galaxy. Maybe they could revisit the delta and gamma quadrant. (Ok, they did that with the hunt for the red angel in season 2 but didn’t really explore unknown areas…

I bet that scene has some Beastie Boys music incorporated. 😉

Urrrghhh… oh great!.. science!.


Nice of them to bring back the worst character in the franchise as well.

Actually Wesley Crusher is a great charcter but i don’t understand why your bringing him up in a Discovery article for.

She’s not to everyone’s tastes, I admit I was very annoyed that the only humor on both Discovery and Picard at first came via awkward, rambling, quirky female characters with nervous energy. I also dont like how Adira is starting to turn into Tilly 2.0. But she’s got quite a few fans and Wiseman seems like a lovely person.

You mean Blu? Because you can’t possibly mean Tilly!

If Mary is back, Tilly can have her lines back. ;)

Life has no meaning without Tilly

late 2023????? do you mean late 2022?

Picard is winter 2023 and Discovery is still filming. The rest of 2022 will be filled by the animated series.

The second season of Strange New Worlds wrapped some time ago and is in post. It will be the next live action series to run after Picard.

According to the video they are currently shooting episode 4 which means they still have a looooong way to go. It probably wouldn’t be ready until next summer the earliest.

The show will come out mid January 2023. Not all episodes have to be done for them to start airing.

You keep saying that. Not gonna happen. Post production is way more elaborate than the days when shows were only a few weeks ahead of their airfares.

When these shows get rushed, the quality suffers. We’ve seen that.

This is the first time I said this. You must have me confused with someone else. Just my opinion anyway. It can be done if they take midseason break. It’s been done before.

He has no idea what he’s talking about as usual. It’s definitely not going to happen if they are only shooting episode 4 now.

Yeah, that makes zero sense! It’s no way Discovery will be back in mid-January.

A. Why would a show that is still filming come out before Picard and SNW seasons which both were already done months ago?

B. They wouldn’t put the show so close to Picard season 3 because the shows would overlap too much.

C. With the exception of the first season of Discovery which was filming its season finale when it the first episode aired, every show and season since had their seasons completely wrapped up before they showed them. Discovery might be done by then in terms of filming but will probably still be in post-production for a few more months.

D. If it was coming out that soon, then I think they would’ve just said that then like Picard and Prodigy. ;)

So no but thanks for playing.

Picard season 3 comes out February 2023 so my guess is snw season 2 will be in January to feb 2023 with 10 episode with picard season 3 in February-march 2023 with 10 episodes and discovery season 5 march-may 2023 with 10 episodes

The season synopsis sounds intriguing but I wish they would stop with the mystery box arcs.

A Space Indiana Jones isn’t necessarily a mystery box, and I think it’s a pretty good idea for a season.

Seeing Wilson Cruz and Anthony Rapp again got me excited! I’m ready for S5

Let’s Fly!

It wouldn’t be Discovery without some huge mystery box and a galaxy expanding threat. Yep.

Hopefully this one won’t bore me to death like season 4 ended up doing. Really like the image of Burnham on that bike though and happy to see more of the 32nd century.

Maybe that bike is the unknown ancient mystery power! They forgot the existance of bikes and cars and how to ride them, like we often saw in time-travelling-stories…

I finally enjoyed a season of this show with #4, so I’m looking forward to #5.

“Drat, what are we gonna do for season 5?” Kurtzman: “I dunno, how ’bout Indiana Jones but space.” “Sure.”

They already did that with Star Trek Kelvin timeline movies. With Pine basically playing Harrison as Kirk. And they even opened Into Darkness with an Indiana Jones style sequence based on Raiders.

Sounds like an awesome adventure. Glad they stepped away from the universe-in-peril storylines.

Do y’all think Mary is back fulltime or was she there as a guest star?

Unless the writers found a way to incorporate Tilly – in her new position at Starfleet Academy – as central to this season’s mystery, my guess is Wiseman is a “recurring regular.” Maybe she’ll appear with the crew in a couple of episodes, but could also have her own mission on the side. I’d love to see Tilly off on some big away mission with Saru. Since the starship Discovery doesn’t need two captains, hopefully the DSC writers have figured something out for Saru that moves him forward as well. David Ajala was also listed among the cast, but unless we’ve jumped ahead a year or so I don’t see how Book can be heavily featured.

I wonder if it’s intentional that this grown-up captain Burnham looks and behaves strangely similar to her mentor Captain Georgiou in some ways. I like that.

The mystery that was deliberately hidden for *centuries* (not millennia) might be Carl.

With that said, I probably don’t want to speculate way too much this time around, since our Omega Molecule dreams did not come through the last two seasons…

In season five, Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery uncover a mystery…

I hope that doesn’t take them again 9 episodes to uncover the mystery at the very end of the season…

that sends them on an epic adventure across the galaxy to find an ancient power

which hopefully won’t be filled with another mysteries and fillers…

whose very existence has been deliberately hidden for centuries

The klingons? The Borg? We still haven’t heard about them in the 31rd century…
Ancient power in the 31rd century = possible present power in TOS and TNG/VOY/DS9 era.

By the way: They obviously found a way to move faster on land instead of walking for hours…
In all live action series in the future the landings parties used to walk and walk and walk… instead of simply use a vehicle…how strange in so many years of Star Trek.

An ancient power hiding for centuries – I would like to finally see the Iconians in live-action Trek. If done correctly they could punctuate this season arc with some one-off stories dealing with other galactic powers on the hunt for the same power. That would give them an opportunity to show us the current state of the Klingon Empire (assuming it still exists in the 31st century in the same way it presumably does in the PIC era). I don’t really care to see the Borg on DSC. Perhaps one of the other powers could be a rebuilt Cardassian empire/union? What about the Sphere Builders from ENT? That threat had a lot of potential that was never fully explored.