Following many hints that it was coming, CBS has now made it official that the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery has been rewed for a second season. In a statement CBS said that the Discovery has driven new records for subscriber sign-ups in a single day, week and month.
CBS Interactive President Marc DeBevoise stated:
“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. 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.”
CBS also announced the news with a new video promo on Twitter.
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) October 23, 2017
And Netflix, who carry Discovery outside the USA and Canada, also shared the news via Twitter.
— Star Trek: Discovery (@StarTrekNetflix) October 23, 2017
The sixth episode of the 15-episode first season of the streaming series debuted just last night with three more scheduled for 2017, wrapping up the first “chapter” of the first season on Nov. 12. The series will then take a hiatus with the final six episodes of the first season picking up again in January 2018. CBS has not announced how many episodes will be in the second season, nor if it will be split into two chapters like the first.
A new season with a new arc, but maybe not until 2019
Production on the first season of Discovery wrapped less than two weeks ago, with post-production still ongoing. There is no official word yet on when work on the second season is expected to start, but co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman recently told TrekMovie the team had already decided on a new arc for season two, to follow the Klingon War arc, which will be resolved by the end of season one. Kurtzman had has also stated the second season may not debut until early 2019.
UPDATE: Cast and crew react
— Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) October 23, 2017
Qapla’!! It’s officially official. Here’s to the ever exciting future!! ❤️🌟💫✨❤️ https://t.co/CvlNbMpvb8
— Mary Chieffo (@marythechief) October 23, 2017
— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) October 23, 2017
Art Director Matt Middleton.
— Matt Middleton (@MattMiddleton1) October 23, 2017
From the writer’s room.
And the fortune cookie reads… pic.twitter.com/IEIAYZRwRt
— Star Trek Writers (@StarTrekRoom) October 23, 2017
Producer Aaron Baiers (President of Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout Productions)
— Aaron Baiers (@abaiers) October 23, 2017
Star Trek: Discovery is available on CBS All Access on in the US and airs in Canada on the Space Channel. It is available on Netflix outside the USA and Canada.
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