Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp took to Twitter in response to fans upset over delays to Season 4 following a change in distribution from Netflix to Paramount+.
“I hereby reach out to our many international Star Trek: Discovery fans, who are understandably upset at the last-minute news that you won’t get to experience Season 4 until 2022,” he wrote in a Twitter thread. “We cast members just found out about this as well and we share your disappointment and frustration.
The first three seasons of Discovery have since been pulled from Netflix, ahead of Paramount+ screening the series next year. The deal became public just days before Season 4 screened in North America.
“I don’t pretend to understand how these sorts of deals for international rights are made (or unmade),” Rapp continued. “I will say I wish we all had been told that this was coming, so we could have braced ourselves and then we could have helped spread the word to all of you.
“Having just been to Germany for FedCon, having traveled twice to DST in Birmingham and having interacted with countless international fans on social media over the past 4 years, I am keenly aware of how much love and support our show receives from many folks from all over the world.”
Sources tell TV Tonight Paramount+ will screen the series in Australia very early in 2022.
“We remain deeply grateful to you all. We hope that when the show makes its way to you, you will continue to support the hard work that we all have done to bring Discovery to life,” said Rapp.
“We are all of us saddened that you will have to wait months longer to experience Season 4.
“Thank you to those of you who’ve been tweeting out your honest and passionate and heartfelt responses. We see you, we hear you, and we are committed to doing our utmost to honor you with our work.”