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Star Trek: Discovery Renewed For Season 3 With New Showrunner Added

Alex Kurtzman is getting extra help next season

Keisha Hatchett

Star Trek: Discoveryisn't going away anytime soon. The CBS All Access series is getting a third season, along with a new showrunner.

Writer Michelle Paradise, who boarded Discovery midway through Season 2, has been promoted to co-showrunner. She'll share top duties with Alex Kurtzman who also has his hands full expanding the Trek universe -- a Picard series, Michelle Yeoh spin-off, and two animated series are just a few of his projects currently in the works. Paradise previously served as an executive producer on the CW series The Originals and the LOGO drama Exes & Ohs.

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"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, in a statement. "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."

Season 2 finds the Discovery crew searching the galaxy for clues about mysterious red signals that suddenly appeared in space, and how they relate to a cryptic Red Angel figure who appears during times of great distress. The new season bridges the gap between old and new Trekkies with the arrival of fan favorites like Captain Pike (Anson Mount) and Spock (Ethan Peck).

Catch Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c exclusively on CBS All Access (details on how to subscribe can be found here).

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