CBS All Access will continue to travel to new frontiers with a third season of Star Trek: Discovery. The network also announced Michelle Paradise will join Alex Kurtzman as co-showrunners on the upcoming third season.
“Michelle joined us midway through season two and energized the room with her ferocious knowledge of Trek,” stated Alex Kurtzman. “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 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, Original Content, CBS All Access. “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.”
Michelle Paradise’s resume includes being a co-executive producer on The Originals and writer on Hart of Dixie and Rogue, prior to being a co-executive producer on Star Trek: Discovery.
The cast of the show’s second season is led by Sonequa Martin-Green (Commander Michael Burnham). The series also stars Michelle Yeoh (Philippa Georgiou), Doug Jones (Commander Saru), Shazad Latif (Ash Tyler), Anson Mount (Captain Christopher Pike), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Commander Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Ensign Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), Mary Chieffo (L’Rell), and Ethan Peck (Spock).
The first season as well as the first six Star Trek: Discovery season two episodes are currently available to CBS All Access subscribers.
After answering a distress signal from the U.S.S. Enterprise, season two of Star Trek: Discovery finds the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery joining forces with Captain Christopher Pike on a new mission to investigate seven mysterious red signals and the appearance of an unknown being called the Red Angel. While the crew must work together to unravel their meaning and origin, Michael Burnham is forced to face her past with the return of her estranged brother, Spock.