Star Trek: Discovery renewed for season three. Michelle Paradise joins Alex Kurtzman as co-showrunner

The voyages of the USS Discovery will continue for some time yet. CBS has renewed Star Trek: Discovery for a third season. And joining Alex Kurtzman will be Michelle Paradise as co-showrunner.

Paradise joined the show in season two and Kurtzman, in a statement, had nothing but praise for her involvement.

“Michelle joined us midway through season two and energized the room with her ferocious knowledge of ‘Trek. 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.”

Paradise's involvement will likely help Kurtzman has in continues to develop a number of animated and live-action Star Trek shows for CBS, including Patrick Stewart's Picard series, which will debut later this year and the Section 31 series starring Michelle Yeoh.

Julie McNamara, executive vice president, original content at CBS All Access also made a statement:

“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. 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.”

Star Trek: Discovery 

is currently airing its second season (with at least two more Short Treks to follow after that). You can read our weekly reviews over on our Star Trek page.

Star Trek

Debuting in 1966, Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek survived cancellation and returned with a series of films featuring Jame T Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise. It spawned four massively successes TV spin-offs and movies and ruled cult TV in the 1990s. After Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise, it spawned a film prequel / reboot under the guise of JJ Abrams but returned to its TV roots in 2017 with Star Trek: Discovery...

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