CBS All Access has announced that Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a third season, with Michelle Paradise (The Originals) promoted to co-showrunner.
“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, exec vp originals at 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.”
The renewal doesn’t come as a surprise given the buzz surrounded Discovery, as well as the international reach of the Star Trek brand and how CBS All Access has doubled down on the show in recent months. The streamer, still looking for its first major breakthrough in the scripted space, premiered a Star Trek: Discovery spinoff of shorts titled Star Trek: Short Treks in October and has a Picard-focused spinoff on the docket for later this year.
Star Trek: Discovery is part of a scripted slate for CBS All Access that includes Jordan Peele’s upcoming Twilight Zone reboot, Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight, sex magic period drama Strange Angel, and cop comedy No Activity.