Star Trek: Discovery renewed for season 3 with new showrunner added
The voyages of Star Trek: Discovery will continue into a third season.
The CBS All Access series has been renewed for another year which should continue the drama into 2020.
The series is also bringing on Michelle Paradise (The Originals, Hart of Dixie) to serve as co-showrunner along with producer Alex Kurtzman.
“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.”
Kurtzman is rather busy as he’s overseeing CBS’ burgeoning Trek franchise that includes the upcoming Patrick Stewart-led Picard series and the animated comedy Lower Decks plus other titles in the development.
The sci-fi drama has had four different showrunner configurations so far. The series was originally developed under showrunner Bryan Fuller, then switched to Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts for season 1, then switched to Kurtzman for season 2, and now will have Kurtzman and Paradise together for season 3.
The first six episodes of Discovery‘s second season are currently available on CBS All Access with new episodes uploaded at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays.