CBS All Access has today confirmed Star Trek: Discovery Season 3. Also that Michelle Paradise will be joining Alex Kurtzman as Co-Showrunner for that season.

CBS All Access subscriber numbers

Many Star Trek: Discovery fans had concerns when ‘news’ of poor subscriber numbers to CBS All Access circulated at the start of the year. Whatever the case of numbers CBS was hardly likely to ditch the show given its key role for it in the new service.

In addition to his role as showrunner Alex Kurtzman will continue to oversee the expansion of the growing Star Trek universe for CBS Studios. We will have an interview with him tomorrow.

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Star Trek: Discovery – Executive Producer, Alex Kurtzman during the Winter TCA Panel for the show © 2019 CBS Interactive. photo by Francis Specker

Michelle Paradise Trek knowledge

“Michelle joined us midway through season two and energized the room with her ferocious knowledge of Trek,” said Alex. “Her grasp of character and story detail, her drive, and her focus have already become essential in ensuring the Trek legacy. 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. [This] was in both driving subscriber growth and generating a phenomenal response from Star Trek fans,” said Julie McNamara. She is the Executive Vice President of Original Content for 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.”

Star Trek Discovery Season 3 Showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise
Star Trek Discovery Season 3 Showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise ©2018 CBS Interactive

Michelle Paradise’s background

Prior to serving as co-executive producer on Star Trek: Discovery’s second season, Michelle Paradise was a 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.

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Star Trek: Discovery 207 – Spock (Ethan Peck) © 2018 CBS Interactive, photo by Michael Gibson