After breaking subscription records, Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a second season by CBS All Access.
“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 Chief Operating Officer, 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.”
From Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) and Alex Kurtzman (Sleepy Hollow), Star Trek: Discovery is set roughly a decade prior to the original Star Trek series and follows the Federation-Klingon war through the lens of the USS Discovery. This is the sixth live-action series set in the Trek universe following The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise.
Star Trek: Discovery is one of the first original scripted properties put forth by CBS All Access, which has already premiered (and renewed) acclaimed legal drama (and The Good Wife spinoff) The Good Fight. The streaming service will next debut comedy No Activity, set in the world of drug cartels, on November 12th.
New episodes of Star Trek: Discovery will be released every Sunday through November 12th, with the six-episode second half of season one to come in January 2018.