Star Trek: Discovery Renewed for Season 3, Gets New Co-Showrunner

Just six episodes into Season 2, it’s been announced that Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a third season, according to Variety.

Co-executive producer and writer, Michelle Paradise, will be joining Alex Kurtzman as co-showrunner.

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

Kurtzman will still be tasked with growing the Star Trek universe. He became showrunner during the course of season 2 following the departure of executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts.


“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 original content for 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,” she said.

Kurtzman is reportedly working on a deal to head up an animated Star Trek series for a younger audience through Nickelodeon.

CBS All Access has also announced a spin off Star Trek series featuring Michelle Yeoh’s Mirror Universe, Philippa Georgiou, as well as a comedy series called Star Trek: Lower Decks to be developed by Rick and Morty writer-producer, Mike McMahan.

Be sure to check out our review of Discovery’s latest episode, The Sound of Thunder and let us know in the comments what you think about a third season of Star Trek: Discovery.

Shabana is a freelance writer who enjoys JRPGs, wine, and not finishing games. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.