It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to anyone considering the reaction to season 2, but CBS has picked up Star Trek Discovery for a third season.
With only six episodes of season two having aired so far, CBS has already given the greenlight to a third season of Discovery. There is also an addition to the showrunners office in that Michelle Paradise will become co-showrunner with Alex Kurtzman. This isn’t too big of a shock as Kurtzman is responsible for the development of additional Star Trek shows such as the upcoming Picard series, and his attention will be split.
“Michelle joined us midway through season two and energized the room with her ferocious knowledge of ‘Trek,’” said Alex 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 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.”
We’ve been enjoying season 2 thus far, so it certainly doesn’t break our hearts to know there is more to come.