Star Trek: Discovery, access to which is limited to those customers willing to pay for CBS’ streaming service, has been confirmed for a third season, CBS announced in a press release. Scriptwriter Michelle Paradise has been promoted to co-showrunner. Ms. Paradise will be sharing the reins with Alex Kurtzman
Hollywood Reporter said:
“Paradise becomes the third new showrunner to pilot Discovery. Kurtzman, who co-created the series alongside Bryan Fuller, took over for Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg after the duo were dismissed early in production of season two. Harberts and Berg replaced Fuller, who was also let go before Discovery’s debut. Kurtzman and Paradise will serve as co-showrunners. “
Star Trek: Discovery is a prequel, set before James Kirk took command of the USS Enterprise, and focusing on the adventures of the USS Discovery and her crew. Both Christopher Pike (from “The Menagerie”) and a young Spock have roles in ST: Discovery, played by different actors, of course. Leonard Nimoy died four years ago today, and Jeffrey Hunter, the original Captain Christopher Pike, passed away in 1969.
Star Trek: Discovery is the most popular show on CBS All Access. The premiere is expected to be in January or February of 2020.