CBS All Access has officially announced that Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a second series! The show has been considered a success so far, and has broken CBS Television Network’s single-day record for new subscriber sign-ups.
“In just six episodes, ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ has driven subscriber growth, critical acclaim and huge global fan interest for the first premium version of this great franchise,” Marc DeBevoise, President and Chief Operating Officer, CBS Interactive, commented in a statement. “This series has a remarkable creative team and cast who have demonstrated their ability to carry on the ‘Star Trek’ legacy. We are extremely proud of what they’ve accomplished and are thrilled to be bringing fans a second season of this tremendous series.”
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) October 23, 2017
The first series is set to be air in two chapters; with the final episode of chapter 1 airing on Sunday, November 12 (Monday, November 13 here in the UK) and and the second will feature six more episodes and return in January 2018.
Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access, the story of “Star Trek: Discovery” begins roughly a decade before Captain Kirk’s five-year mission — as portrayed in the original “Star Trek” from the 1960s — and a century before the events of “Star Trek: Enterprise.” The series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they encounter new worlds and civilizations, delving into familiar themes and expanding upon an incident that has been talked about within the franchise’s universe, but never fully explored.
Star Trek: Discovery airs Mondays on Netflix in the UK.
So what are your thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery so far? Are you loving the prequel or do you think it’s a little too dark for a Star Trek series? Let us know in the comments below!