‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Renewed For Third Season With New Co-Showrunner

While only a few episodes into its second season, it has been announced that Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a third season on the CBS All Access app. Coinciding with this awesome Star Trek update is the news that writer Michelle Paradise has been promoted as co-showrunner.

Paradise will be working alongside executive producer Alex Kurtzman after being hired as a writer for the show’s current season. In addition to writing a number of Discovery episodes so far, Paradise has also served as producer on other series in the past including The CW’s The Originals and Logo’s Exes and Ohs.

Executive producer Alex Kurtzman responded to Michelle Paradise’s promotion with the following statement:

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.

Since its start, season two of Discovery has almost felt like a completely different animal from where it was in its premiere season. The show has without a doubt improved in quality, strengthening the characters that are already there while also successfully reintroducing Trekkies and newcomers to classic characters Spock (Ethan Peck) and Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount). It’s a good time to be a Star Trek fan as not only are we promised a third season of Discovery, but also two additional series premiering on CBS All Access including one focusing on Captain Picard well after the conclusion of Star Trek: The Next Generation and one serving as a Discovery spin-off focusing on Michelle Yoeh’s character Georgiou.

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