Star Trek: Discovery season two was beamed to your respective streaming devices all the way back in January 2019 in the UK. after it wrapped up in April, our sights were firmly focused on the next mission, which has been officially confirmed.
“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 of original content at CBS All Access.
“With [showrunners] 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.”
Although time travel was officially deemed impossible – according to the Vulcan Science Directorate – we can still speculate about what will happen in Discovery season three.
So, join us on our quest for knowledge as we compile all of the latest information for a regularly-updated feature that Trekkers will definitely want to bookmark and check back on before season three drops.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Star Trek Discovery season 3 release date: When will Star it air?
Season one premiered in September 2017, with season two dropping at the start of 2019 – it hit UK screens the day after its US release.
So when can we expect the next batch?
“Picard is in the middle of shooting, we’ve broken the season and I am so happy with the scripts,” Kurtzman told Deadline’s Crew Call podcast in June 2019. “We are on episode five of season three of Discovery. We’re far along. Picard is [filming] here in Los Angeles and Discovery is in Toronto, and future Trek shows I believe will be in Toronto.”
Gretchen J Berg and Aaron Harberts were working to Bryan Fuller’s schedule for the first season (they replaced him as showrunners in 2016), and then they made way for Kurtzman and Paradise.
Kurtzman added: “Michelle [Paradise] joined us midway through season two and energised 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 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.”
But despite Paradise posting the following tweet in January, indicating that the premiere was inching ever closer, the ongoing world situation threw a spanner in the works for TV and movie productions across the board.
Prior to the situation we find ourselves in now, many expected the next chapter to arrive in 2020. But Wilson Cruz, who plays Dr Hugh Culber, told fans that it wasn’t quite ready to go just yet: “In regards to #startrekdiscovery season 3. It’s coming, but it may be a little longer than we thought… It’s coming though!”
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