Trekkies are in for a treat because it looks like Star Trek: Discovery is heading for a third season.
CBS All Access has just announcedStar Trek: Discovery's season renewal along with the arrival of another showrunner for the popular Star Trek series. According to the network, Michelle Paradise, one of Discovery's co-executive producers, will now be joining Alex Kurtzman as the co-showrunner of the series.
Paradise is the fifth official showrunner of Discovery. Bryan Fuller was the first, however, the showrunner eventually left the project. Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg were fired from the series because of disputes over the show's budget and complaints of abuse from multiple writers on Discovery. The only one left behind is Kurtzman who is going to be the lead architect of CBS All Access' Star Trek TV projects in the near future.
"Michelle joined us midway through season two and energized the room with her ferocious knowledge of Trek," Kurtzman explained in an interview, "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."
Hopefully, Paradise stays on as the series continue, giving Discovery a more stable production phase as the cast and crew work on the show's third batch of episodes.
Aside from Discovery, CBS is also working on a series focused on Sir Patrick Stewart's Jean-Luc Picard as well as an animated series titled Star Trek: Lower Decks.