Star Trek: Discovery is already secretly renewed for Season 2, but could the CBS All Access series beam into Season 3 and beyond?
Speaking to THR, EP Alex Kurtzman said of the show’s long-term prospects:
I don’t know that we’ll have a tremendous amount of downtime between seasons. There have been many iterations of Trek that have run for a very long time. I only want to keep it going for as long as it feels fresh and like we have stories to tell. One of the great things about streaming is that we’re not obligated to 22 episodes, which allows us to tell more stories. So as long as we feel we are not compromising quality or scope, I’m down for whatever Trek becomes.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 is slated to release early 2019:
We’ve been very consistent in our message, which is that rather than announce a date and have to push again, let’s take into consideration everything we’ve learned from this season. Now we know what we can do and where the sand traps are, so let’s give ourselves ample time to announce a date that makes sense to everybody — both the needs of production and CBS. Breaking story is, in some ways, the easier and faster thing; it’s the ability to execute on it that’s much harder. We want to take the right amount of time and don’t want to rush. [..] Ideally [Season 2 will release] the early side of 2019.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the renew/cancel status of Star Trek: Discovery Season 3…