Wednesday, February 27, 2019

CBS All Access Renews 'Star Trek: Discovery' for Season 3

CBS All Access has renewed its original drama series Star Trek: Discovery for a third season. Furthermore, Michelle Paradise has been promoted to co-showrunner alongside Alex Kurtzman for the new season. A premiere date window was not announced today.

The drama stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Shazad Latif, Wilson Cruz and Anson Mount.

Paradise and Kurtzman are the third team of showrunners to oversee the drama. Kurtzman co-created the drama with Bryan Fuller, who left the series over creative differences. He was replaced as showrunner by Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg for the first season. They will fired in the middle of the second season and replaced by Kurtzman.

"Michelle joined us midway though season two and energized the room with her ferocious knowledge of Trek," said Kurtzman. "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," said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President of Originals, CBS All Access. "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."