Star Trek: Discovery renewed for season 3 with new co-showrunner


Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a third season, with Michelle Paradise announced as the new co-showrunner alongside Alex Kurtzman.

Rejoice Trekkies! Deadline reports that Star Trek: Discovery will return for a third season at CBS All Access. The latest show will reach the half-way point of its second season when it airs the seventh episode this week, but it has already been renewed with a new showrunner joining behind the scenes as well. Writer and producer Michelle Paradise has made an impact on the show with three writing credits this season and will be co-showrunner alongside Alex Kurtzman for season three.

Star Trek: Discovery takes place before the events of the original Star Trek series. Sonequa Martin-Green leads the cast as conflicted commander Michael Burnham, a human raised on Vulcan. The second season follows Burnham’s quest to locate her estranged foster brother, Spock (Ethan Peck) as Discovery investigates several mysterious red signals that have appeared around the quadrant. Along the way, Burnham witnesses the sudden and apparently random appearance of a being that looks like a Red Angel – an entity that Spock claims to also have seen.

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Additionally, this season has introduced a few in-canon characters, including Enterprise Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and Number One (Rebecca Romijn, not to mention the re-appearance of the mysterious Starfleet organization known only as Section 31.

Despite some criticism of its first season, Star Trek: Discovery has consistently tried to boldly go where no Star Trek show has gone before, not least with its diverse cast of actors and the first appearance of a same-sex couple in the franchise. The show has also led to a spin-off with Michelle Yeoh’s Philippa Georgiou, who is now part of Section 31.

CBS executives have said that they would like to have Star Trek shows running all year round. Star Trek: Discovery’s renewal means there will be plenty for fans of the franchise to look forward to. Patrick Stewart is also said to be returning to his role as Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jean-Luc Picard in an as yet untitled show.

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A new episode of Star Trek: Discovery airs on Thursday, February 28 on CBS All Access. You can catch weekly recaps here at Show Snob.

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