CBS All Access Renews 'Star Trek: Discovery' For Third Season

by Outsiders
February 28, 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.

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JayC - 2019-03-02 @ 3:13 pm
12 hours ago, sXeblues said:

Relating to those spoilers; they mark the first time, maybe ever, that I was thoroughly through the roof, and full-on fanboying, about something theyve done in Discovery. I cannot wait to see how this all plays out, and what happens next!

Yeah Im a huge Star Trek fan and always have been since TOS so I stuck it out last season walking away after each episode basically hating the show more and more. I will admit that the only reason I even gave season 2 a try was because of my overall love for the franchise and was intrigued after the events at the end of the last episode for season 1 to see what they did, even though I figured it was just a desperate gimmick to try and keep fans on board. As I've said season 2 isn't perfect mainly due to the baggage left over from season 1 and wont say the show is saved til I see how season 2 actually ends, but I find myself after each episode this season getting more and more excited for the next week's episode which isn't something I've really experienced with Star Trek since the DS9 days.

sXeblues - 2019-03-02 @ 2:37 am
11 hours ago, JayC said:

Since this series is done as essentially one big story broken up over the course of the season it is hard to say for sure how good this season will be until I've seen the whole story play out, but i've been intrigued by the overall story up until this point as opposed to last season where I came away from each episode hating the series more and more. They have def done a fair amount of self-correcting from last season. In large part because they aren't just constantly sh@#ting on previously established Star Trek continuity every episode which was my biggest problem for season 1. They still have baggage left over from season 1 they are having to deal with but overall I am much more hopeful for this show than I was this time last year. Last nights episode and more specifically next weeks episode have me very curious to see what they will do next.

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The probe that was sent through the time vortex to the future and came back modified has me thinking Borg??? Talos IV they will be heading to next week was the planet featured in the Original Series original pilot with Captain Pike, a mission that would have already happened by the time these events take place so I am curious to see what role the Tolosians will play in this and if it will shed more light on why this is the only planet in the Federation that warrants the death penalty if you visit it (a regulation I don't think is in place yet but is by the time Kirk becomes Captain of the Enterprise). The Discovery crew member that appears to be a robot and likely now compromised by the probe needs further explaining. If she is purely a robot, she seems more advance than Data as far as mannerisms and abilities which doesn't really fit in with previous Star Trek continuity. I know she was established in season 1 but was hardly used so we know nothing about her at this point, so I will wait till we learn more before passing judgement on that.

Relating to those spoilers; they mark the first time, maybe ever, that I was thoroughly through the roof, and full-on fanboying, about something theyve done in Discovery. I cannot wait to see how this all plays out, and what happens next!

JayC - 2019-03-01 @ 3:00 pm
11 hours ago, mako said:

I don't know, I saw that season premier and it didn't exactly fill me with hope.

In any case, between Access staying viable, and the big-wigs trying to restore the Trek franchise to its former unified glory, Discovery HAS to tow the line to keep the franchise afloat, at least for two more years.

Since this series is done as essentially one big story broken up over the course of the season it is hard to say for sure how good this season will be until I've seen the whole story play out, but i've been intrigued by the overall story up until this point as opposed to last season where I came away from each episode hating the series more and more. They have def done a fair amount of self-correcting from last season. In large part because they aren't just constantly sh@#ting on previously established Star Trek continuity every episode which was my biggest problem for season 1. They still have baggage left over from season 1 they are having to deal with but overall I am much more hopeful for this show than I was this time last year. Last nights episode and more specifically next weeks episode have me very curious to see what they will do next.

SPOILERS BELOW

The probe that was sent through the time vortex to the future and came back modified has me thinking Borg??? Talos IV they will be heading to next week was the planet featured in the Original Series original pilot with Captain Pike, a mission that would have already happened by the time these events take place so I am curious to see what role the Tolosians will play in this and if it will shed more light on why this is the only planet in the Federation that warrants the death penalty if you visit it (a regulation I don't think is in place yet but is by the time Kirk becomes Captain of the Enterprise). The Discovery crew member that appears to be a robot and likely now compromised by the probe needs further explaining. If she is purely a robot, she seems more advance than Data as far as mannerisms and abilities which doesn't really fit in with previous Star Trek continuity. I know she was established in season 1 but was hardly used so we know nothing about her at this point, so I will wait till we learn more before passing judgement on that.

sXeblues - 2019-03-01 @ 10:40 am

Good-o! And loving it!?

mako - 2019-03-01 @ 3:21 am
1 minute ago, JayC said:

Thats likely true but season 2 has been a vast improvement over season 1

I don't know, I saw that season premier and it didn't exactly fill me with hope.

In any case, between Access staying viable, and the big-wigs trying to restore the Trek franchise to its former unified glory, Discovery HAS to tow the line to keep the franchise afloat, at least for two more years.

JayC - 2019-03-01 @ 3:11 am
5 minutes ago, mako said:

For better or worse, CBS All Access built its entire house of cards on Discovery. So no matter how bad it gets, no matter if Netflix pulled its funding, they will NOT cancel. They can't afford to.

Thats likely true but season 2 has been a vast improvement over season 1

mako - 2019-03-01 @ 3:05 am

For better or worse, CBS All Access built its entire house of cards on Discovery. So no matter how bad it gets, no matter if Netflix pulled its funding, they will NOT cancel. They can't afford to.

JayC - 2019-03-01 @ 2:59 am

Tonites episode was def very interesting for multiple reasons.

FASVB - 2019-02-28 @ 6:15 am

This season so far is way way better than that crap that they pulled at the first one. But they still have a long way to go. This plot so far is very confusing.

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