Star Trek: Discovery renewed for third series with new co-showrunner

It’s all systems go for season three of the sci-fi drama

Anson Mount as Captain Pike; Rachael Ancheril as Lt. Nhan; Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham; of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a third series – and a new co-showrunner has been added to the sci-fi drama.

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Michelle Paradise, who has worked on US vampire series The Originals, will be joining Star Trek: Discovery as a showrunner alongside producer Alex Kurtzman.

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

“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.”

Star Trek: Discovery has been under three different leaderships so far. The series was originally developed under Bryan Fuller, then changed to Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts for season one, before switching to Kurtzman for season two.

Given that we’re only half-way through series two, plot details for the third season are still firmly under wraps. For now, Anson Mount’s Captain Christopher Pike is running the ship – but who knows who’ll be in the big chair next time around?

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Star Trek: Discovery season one is available in full on Netflix UK with episodes of season two dropping weekly on the streaming service.