The work of the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery is far from done. CBS All Access has renewed their Star Trek: Discovery TV show for a third season. The streaming service hasn’t announced an episode order but the first season had 15 installments while the (current) second season has 14 episodes. In addition, CBS All Access has announced that writer Michelle Paradise will be a showrunner on the series with Alex Kurtzman.
Here’s the press release:
CBS ALL ACCESS RENEWS “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” FOR THIRD SEASON
Michelle Paradise Joins Alex Kurtzman as Co-Showrunner for Season Three
Feb. 27, 2019 – CBS All Access today announced the third season renewal of its hit original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. It was announced that Michelle Paradise will join Alex Kurtzman as co-showrunner of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’s third season. In addition to his role as showrunner of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, Kurtzman will continue to oversee the expansion of the growing “Star Trek” universe for CBS Studios.
“Michelle joined us midway through season two and energized the room with her ferocious knowledge of ‘Trek,’” said 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.”
Prior to serving as co-executive producer on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’s second season, Michelle Paradise was co-executive producer on the television series “The Originals” on The CW. She also wrote for the series “Rogue” on the Audience network and The CW’s “Hart of Dixie.” Additionally, Paradise created, wrote and starred in the MTV/Logo series “Exes & Ohs.”
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.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY season two cast members include Sonequa Martin-Green (Commander Michael Burnham), 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 six episodes of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’s second season are currently available to stream on CBS All Access. All new episodes will be available on demand weekly after 8:30 PM, ET on Thursdays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S., and are distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service Crave. The entire first season of the series is also available to watch on demand.
About CBS All Access:
CBS All Access is CBS’ direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. CBS All Access gives subscribers the ability to watch more than 10,000 episodes on demand – spanning exclusive original series, CBS Television Network’s primetime, daytime and late-night shows, plus classic TV hits – as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. CBS All Access’ original series include THE GOOD FIGHT, STRANGE ANGEL, TELL ME A STORY and NO ACTIVITY, as well as the upcoming reimagining of THE TWILIGHT ZONE, INTERROGATION, and WHY WOMEN KILL. CBS All Access is also the exclusive domestic home to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and a new untitled “Star Trek” series featuring Sir Patrick Stewart. CBS All Access also includes the ability to stream CBS Interactive’s other live channels, CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.
The service is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS app for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Vizio Smartcast TVs and Amazon Channels. Versions of CBS All Access have now launched internationally in Canada and Australia (10 All Access), with unique but similar content and pricing plans. For more details on CBS All Access, please visit https://www.cbs.com/all-access.
What do you think? Do you like the Star Trek: Discovery TV show? Do you subscribe to CBS All Access to watch it? Are you glad that it’s been renewed for a third season?