Star Trek: Discovery boldly goes into a third season with a new co-showrunner

Season two has barely gotten off the ground, but CBS is still all in on the latest Star Trek series


The U.S.S. Discovery will continue to seek out new life and new civilizations and boldly go where no one has gone before. CBS All Access’ streaming series Star Trek: Discovery has gained a third season renewal, according to Deadline. 

As part of this renewal, after taking over as showrunner for the second half of the second season, Alex Kurtzman will be joined by co-executive producer Michelle Paradise who is being promoted to co-showrunner after joining the series in season two. Kurtzman was given a big contract by CBS last year to produce all their various upcoming Star Trek-related content but stepped up as showrunner after accusations of abuse & other issues arose surrounding former showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg.

Season two of the series has undergone a bit of a retooling after the divisive war-torn first season, bringing in Anson Mount’s Captain Christopher Pike to lead up the ship as well as bringing in Ethan Peck as Commander Spock, the legendary character who also is the estranged brother of series lead Sonequa Martin-Green’s Michael Burnham.

Since Pike and Spock have their own history to get back to soon enough, on the Enterprise since this series is part of the continuity of the original shows, it seems likely that season three could potentially see more changes for the Discovery crew.

Soon the series will also be joined by a series led by Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the years after he left being a captain, a Section 31 black ops series that takes Michelle Yeoh’s Philippa Georgiou into a spinoff of her own, an adult-focused animated series and a kid-focused animated series on Nickelodeon.


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