The CBS All Access series will go where no other Star Trek series has ever gone before after wrapping Season 2. "We love playing within canon," says showrunner Alex Kurtzman. "It's a delight and a privilege. It's fun to explore nooks and crannies of the universe that people haven't fully explored yet. That being said, we felt strongly that we wanted to give ourselves an entirely new energy for season three with a whole new set of problems. We're farther than any Trek show has ever gone. I also had experience working on the (J.J. Abrams) films where we were stuck with canonical problems...We're now completely free of canon, and we have a whole new universe to explore." Kurtzman adds: "That finale was the sum total of months of work between writing it and conceptualizing it production-wise. It's the biggest thing we've ever done. We all felt like we were so excited about what we were doing that everybody just brought one hundred percent every day. It was really satisfying."