Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a third season, Variety reports. In addition, there will be a small change in the leadership of the series. Current actress and producer Michelle Paradise will be promoted to co-executive producer and will lead the show alongside Alex Kurtzman.
In a statement, Kurtzman mentioned Paradise's references:
Michelle joined us in the middle of season 2 and energized the room with her fierce knowledge of Trek. His understanding of the details of the character and the story, his determination and his purpose have already become essential to ensure the legacy of Trek, and his new perspective always keeps us looking to the future. I'm proud to say that Michelle and I are officially running Star Trek: Discovery together.
Kurtzman resumed the show during season two after the departure of previous spectators amid a controversy at the workplace. He already co-wrote the 2009 Star Trek reboot movie directed by J.J. Abrams. Before that, he was a writer and producer on Alias, Hercules: legendary journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Fringeand a number of CBS broadcast procedures like Hawaii five to 0, Unlimited, and Scorpio. Paradise previously created the MTV series Exes and Ohs, worked as a writer on the CW series Hart of Dixie, and was an executive producer for The originals, also on the CW.
Discovery has seen many changes in leadership since his first announcement, although it is not irregular for Hollywood. To date, CBS has viewed the show as a success for its All Access subscription service. In fact, the network has announced plans for several new Star Trek series that will be released in parallel in the months and years to come, including a fallout from Michelle Yeoh's Georgiou character and Section 31's. secret spy agency of the Federation.Traveler series focused on Patrick Stewart as The next generationCaptain Picard, and an animated comedy titled Lower bridges– not to be confused with the decidedly not hilarious The next generation episode of the same name.
To a certain extent, Kurtzman is likely to withdraw from Discovery while Paradise engages, probably because he will be an iconic figure in every Star Trek series at CBS. Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President of CBS All Access, issued the following statement:
The massive success of Star Trek: DiscoveryThe launch of the second season has exceeded our expectations, both to boost the growth of the number of subscribers and to generate a phenomenal response from Star Trek fans. With Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise at the helm, we look forward to continuing Star Trek: DiscoveryThe CBS All Access course has helped develop the Star Trek franchise and bring fans new Star Trek stories for years to come.
CBS has not set a launch date for the third season.
Disclosure: The author of this article has worked at CBS on CBS All Access and other initiatives related to the early development of Star Trek: Discovery briefly in 2015.