“Star Trek: Discovery” Renewed For Third Season, Brings New Showrunner On Team
The report came earlier today from The Hollywood Reporter, who revealed that Discovery writer Michelle Paradise — who joined the series in season two — has been promoted to serve as co-showrunner alongside Alex Kurtzman for season three.
Great news for Star Trek fans, as the CBS All Access exclusive “Star Trek: Discovery” series has been renewed for another season. Along with that announcement, we learned a new showrunner will beam up with them to take the conn.
“Michelle joined us midway through season two and energized the room with her ferocious knowledge of Trek,” Kurtzman said. “Her grasp of character and story detail, her drive and her focus have already become essential in ensuring the Trek legacy, and her fresh perspective always keeps us looking forward. I’m proud to say Michelle and I are officially running Star Trek: Discovery together.”
“The massive success of Star Trek: Discovery‘s second- season launch exceeded our expectations in both driving subscriber growth and generating a phenomenal response from Star Trek fans,” Julie McNamara, executive vp originals at CBS All Access, told THR.
“With Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise at the helm, we look forward to continuing Star Trek: Discovery‘s journey, growing the Star Trek franchise on CBS All Access and bringing fans new Star Trek stories for many years to come.”
No return date for season three has been revealed, and season two is currently still unfolding on their streaming service.
Paradise becomes the third new showrunner to helm this series. Kurtzman, who co-created the series alongside Bryan Fuller, took over for Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg after the pair were released while working on the second season of Discovery. Harberts and Berg replaced Fuller, who was also released before the series premiered.