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CBS All Access Renews STAR TREK: DISCOVERY For Third Season

BY Jennifer Griffin

Published 3 years ago

“Light and Shadows” — Episode #207 — Pictured (l-r): Shazad Latif as Tyler; Anson Mount as Pike. Photo Cr: Michael Gibson/CBS


Great news for fans of Star Trek: Discovery.

The show has been officially picked up for a third season by CBS All Access.

Along with the renewal announcement today came the news Michelle Paradise will join Alex Kurtzman as co-showrunner in season 3. 

“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.”

Season 2, airing on CBS All Access and Netflix, finds 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.

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 season 2 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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