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Star Trek: Discovery showrunner signs 5-year deal to expand Star Trek universe; will Patrick Ste
Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou in "Star Trek: Discovery." - photo by Herb Scribner
Prepare yourself for even more Star Trek TV shows.

Alex Kurtzman, the new showrunner for Star Trek: Discovery, recently inked a five-year deal with CBS Studios that will have Kurtzman expanding the 'Star Trek' franchise for television, according to Entertainment Weekly.

CBS Television Studios didnt confirm any specific shows on the horizon. But, according to EW, there are three different Star Trek programs in the works for CBS.

In fact, one of the new shows might have Patrick Stewart returning to play Capt. Pickard from The Next Generation series, according to The Hollywood Reporter,

That, however, remains unconfirmed and far from a done deal.

Regardless, Kurtzman said hes excited for the future with CBS.

CBS has also allowed us the great pleasure of reintroducing the world of 'Star Trek' audiences new and old, and we are very excited to keep working alongside them to expand that world, Kurtzman said in a statement.

Kurtzman will direct the Season 2 premiere of Discovery, which is currently in production. The show will pick up right where Season 1 left off.

Kurtzman recently replaced Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts as the showrunner, according to Deadline. He previously served on Hawaii-Five-O on CBS. Hes also worked on other productions, such as Instinct, Scorpion and Sleepy Hollow.