The CBS All Access series ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ will be getting a third season. Also, Michelle Paradise (‘Exes & Ohs,’ ‘The Originals’) will join Alex Kurtzman as co-showrunner.
Paradise came aboard the series as a co-executive producer for the second season. Season 2 is also when Kurtzman took over as showrunner, after a creative team reshuffling. That reshuffle was due to the firing of the first season showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts. Such a decision was made due to budgetary issues and complaints of staff mistreatment. However, things seem to be going well now.
Kurtzman praised Paradise as a vital source of quality control and innovation for the ‘Discovery’ team:
“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.”
Thanks to Production Weekly, we know that filming of the third season will begin on July 8 in Toronto.
The second season of Star Trek: Discovery began January 17, and still has 8 episodes left to air.