The USS Discovery will continue to explore the cosmos as CBS has announced that Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a second season.
CBS has aired six of the first season’s 15 episodes thus far, and it has split the season into two “chapters.” The first nine episodes are set to premiere on a weekly basis through November, while the second half will premiere in January 2018.
Star Trek: Discovery is set roughly a decade before the events of The Original Series. The show follows Michael Burnham, a disgraced Starfleet officer who serves aboard the USS Discovery following the outbreak of war between the Federation and Klingon Empire.
“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,” said Marc DeBevoise, president, and CEO at CBS Interactive. “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: Discovery has driven a record amount of numbers for the network’s streaming service, and has consistently delivered stronger episodes that have found a better footing for the series as a whole. Here’s hoping this trend continues as a second season would be an incredible way to really let the show’s tone and characters thrive.
The show stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp. New episodes of Star Trek: Discovery are available on CBS All Access each Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET. After Trek, a companion after-show hosted by Matt Mira that hits CBS All Access at 9:30 p.m. ET.
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