Star Trek: Discovery fans will be happy to learn that the CBS All Access series has officially been renewed for a third season! The news comes just six episodes into the show’s second season.
Additionally, Variety is reporting that that series co-executive producer and writer Michelle Paradise will be serving as co-showrunner alongside Alex Kurtzman. Kurtzman will still continue to oversee the expansion of the growing Star Trek universe under his deal with CBS Television Studios.
Paradise becomes Discovery’s fifth official showrunner. The show’s first, Bryan Fuller, left the project. He was followed by Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg who were fired over budget disputes and complaints of abuse from multiple writers. Alex Kurtztman then took the helm as the showrunner. He is also the lead architect of CBS’ Star Trek TV projects for the foreseeable future.
“Michelle joined us midway through season two and energized the room with her ferocious knowledge of Trek,” Kurtzman says. “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’s promotion to showrunner will create some stability behind the scenes at Discovery. Five showrunners in three seasons is a lot, and that isn’t a good thing. But what do you think? Is this a good hire? Let us know in the comments below!