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Star Trek: Discovery gets third season as producer Kurtzman takes step back

March 1st, 2019 by Marc Comments

Although Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 is being better received that the first, the overall opinion on the series seems to be pretty low – I haven’t watched season 2 yet, so I can’t comment.

But one thing is for sure, Season 3 has got the go ahead at CBS All Access and will air internationally in 2020.

However, there’s going to be a change as showrunner for season 2, Alex Kurtzman, who is overseeing all CBS’ Star Trek plans, is stepping back and will share producer credits on season 3 with The Originals’ Michelle Paradise.

On the change-up, Kurtzman had this to say: “Michelle joined us midway through season two and energized the room with her ferocious knowledge of Trek. Her grasp of character and story detail, her drive and her focus have already become essential in ensuring the Treklegacy, and her fresh perspective always keeps us looking forward.

“I’m proud to say Michelle and I are officially running 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.”

So, well let you speculate among yourselves what’s happening behind the scenes… planned or upheaval? Let us know your thoughts.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….