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Discovery Is Getting a Third Season, New Showrunner

Burnham's back, baby.
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Star Trek: Discovery wants to be back for more adventures next year-after-all, it's become the jewel in CBS All Access' otherwise pretty spartan crown. But Alex Kurtzman wants no longer be the sole showrunner when it does.

EW reports that CBS has officially confirmed a third season of the show is in the works, planned to air in the US. on CBS All Access, Space in Canada, and on Netflix internationally in 2020.

But Kurtzman, the current overlord of the network's vast plans for the Star Trek franchise, wants to take a step back from show running

Kurtzman will share now 'The Originals ' Michelle Paradise, who actually came on board during the second season to help guide the show-so really, this is more of a formalization of her role going forward. Here's the statement from Kurtzman:

Michelle joined us midway through two years and energized the room with her ferocious knowledge of Trek . Trek legacy, and her fresh perspective always keeps us looking forward. Star Trek: Discovery together.

Given Discovery 's … let's say tumultuous history with showrunners, this is yet another behind-the-scenes change for the show. But at least this time it's not for disastrous reasons, and will give Burnham and her crewmates a bit of stability as they boldly go into another year of missions.

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