Star Trek: Discovery Lands Third Season, Adds Female Co-Showrunner

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As Star Trek: Discovery continues its second season on CBS All Access, the popular Star Trek series has already been renewed for a third season, with a new co-showrunner at the helm.

Michelle Paradise, who worked on Discovery's second season as a writer, has been promoted to serve as a co-showrunner alongside executive producer Alex Kurtzman.

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"Michelle joined us midway through season two and energized the room with her ferocious knowledge of Trek," explained Kurtzman in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "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 second season finale will premiere on CBS All Access at the end of March. No premiere date or expected start of production has been announced for Season 3.

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Streaming on CBS All Access, Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Commander Michael Burnham, Doug Jones as Commander Saru, Anthony Rapp as Lt. Commander Paul Stamets, Mary Wiseman as Ensign Sylvia Tilly, Shazad Latif as Ash Tyler, Wilson Crz as Dr. Hugh Culber, Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Mary Chieffo as L'Rell, Tig Notaro as Chief Engineer Reno, Ethan Peck as Spock, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou. New episodes premiere Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.

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