‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Gets Renewed for a Second Season

The debut season of Star Trek: Discovery was not without its issues behind the scenes. But, by the looks of it, the series will live long and prosper after all now that CBS All Access has renewed it for a second season!

“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,” president and CEO at CBS Interactive Marc DeBevoise said 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.”

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As previously stated, the journey of the Sonequa Martin-Green-led sci-fi drama has not been without its challenges. Leading up to its premiere this year, the franchise had taken a total of two years to make it to the small screen on CBS’s video-on-demand subscription platform. The project saw a major setback during production when they had to wait for Martin-Green’s The Walking Dead exit in order to start filming. The series also lost a showrunner due to him wanting to concentrate on another project.

The journey to get Star Trek: Discovery delivered on a September launch was an arduous one, but one that proved to be worth it. The series set a record high for the number of subscriber sign-ups in one day, week, and month for the CBS All Access platform. It has also reportedly been a hit for Netflix.

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A premiere date for season two has not yet been determined or disclosed. According to the show’s executive producer via The Hollywood Reporter, Alex Kurtzman, ideally the show will make its return in early 2019. Fun fact, every episode of the show takes three to four months to produce – so that should give you an idea of how extensive putting together a season of the show is.

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“We have a…big idea that emerged mid- to late-season one for something we want to do for season two. That’s now become the spine of what we want to do for season two,” Kurtzman revealed, regarding the plot to expect next season.

The first season of the Discovery is still underway, as the 15-episode season has been split in half to make up for production delays. The run of the first episodes will wrap up on the CBS All Access November 12, while the concluding six episodes will air weekly on the platform, beginning in January.

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