We have some great news coming out of the vast reaches of space. Announced today, Star Trek: Discovery will be continuing their mission in a third season. That’s not all. They’ve brought aboard a female showrunner to help navigate the crew of the USS Discovery.

Thanks to StarTrek.com, we learned that executive producer Michelle Paradise has filled in the role of co-showrunner with Alex Kurtzman. She marks the fifth official showrunner to join the series, since the departures of Bryan FullerAaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg. Paradise had joined the series half way in season two and made a big impression. Kurtzman praised his new co-showrunner saying “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”.

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Paradise is also apparently a huge Trekkie so it’ll be exciting to see what she brings to the series. It also makes sense to have a third season, especially when there’s been interesting stories involving the mirror universe and a younger Spock. While the first season seemed to struggle to get on its feet, the second season found its stride. It can only get better from here, right? There’s also more Trek stories on the way with the Sir Patrick Stewart led Picard series, Starfleet’s Section 31 series starring Michelle Yeoh, and animated series in development. It’s a good time to be a Trekkie!

What do you think of the news? How excited are you? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Star Trek news. Star Trek: Discovery flies on CBS All Access.



Erin Lynch