The streaming series will return for Season 2.
October 23, 2017
CBS Interactive announced today that Star Trek: Discovery will be returning for a second season. The good news comes after CBS All Access reported that the new entry in the storied franchise has been performing well on the platform, where it has driven subscriber growth with record sign-ups in a single day, week, and month.
It has been two years since Star Trek: Discovery was originally announced, and it has been a bumpy road from then until the show was finally able to make its much-anticipated debut last month. On top of taking the time to ensure it would live up to the expectations of a new entry in the Star Trek franchise, the big-budget production was met with multiple delays and even a showrunner change during that time.
The efforts appear to have paid off, though, as critical and audience response from the show's first six episodes has been mostly positive. The franchise's built-in fan base has also undoubtedly-helped ensure a large amount of global interest in the series.
Taking place 10 years before the events of the original Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery follows a brand new crew on a new ship as they take on missions to discover new worlds and lifeforms during the Federation-Klingon war.
Three episodes remain in the first chapter of Season 1, with the remaining six episodes slated to air early next year. As for Season 2, a time frame has yet to be set, though early-to-mid 2019 appears a likely scenario for its return.
11/15/17 at 10:02am
You pay $60 daily to get into to starbucks? you must be bad with money. I just pay the $100 monthly fee. Sure if you only go once it is not worth it, but if you go twice a month. I mean $60 plus the $5 dollar coffee plus the $5 mandatory tip daily.
11/12/17 at 08:32am
Just give your 3rd and 4th chef an hour off each week and you can afford CBS. That's what I do. I also skip my daily starbucks coffee once a week and use the $60 you have to pay the guy outside it to get in to pay for the other streaming services. Also I don't pay FOX's turn on there channel fee or NBC's laugh track charge. That eats in to your budget too.
11/12/17 at 08:22am
@Get Over It.
Yes whining on this site is not going to change the minds of CBS, but CBS broadcast is free and has to pay for sponsors, advertising, and etc. It could take all its monday shows off the air and have room for this, and it would be free It has an option to show this for free, but choose not to use it, thusly it chooses to make you pay.
Some of us don't pay for streaming services or maybe one.
11/12/17 at 08:16am
Now that I think about it I am paying 6 for one channels content. Content that will come to DVD and I can get for free at the library soon. At the same time Cable users are paying $100 dollars for 200 channels or about $0.50 for one channels worth of content that won't go to DVD soon. I still believe $6 for content I can get at the library for free is still cheaper.
11/09/17 at 01:13am
@blaze Very good point. "Robin Hood Picard" comes to mind. And who can ever forget the man-skirt uniforms that floated around TNG season one. Unfortunately I can still remember seeing Troi's mom with Worf's kid in a hot tub. Then there's always the masterpiece Voyager episodes with Paris' Holodeck Buck Rogers black and white rip-off. I can't even remember the name. Now that I think about it, doesn't it seem like a LOT of the episodes that fell flat over the seasons on TNG/DS9/VOY always seemed to have a Holodeck element?
11/06/17 at 06:29am
WELL, this is some good news! I needed it after reading that immature skunk spew called "Orville" was renewed.
I was skeptical at first, but then realized that the Trek legacy is decades old, with hundreds of hours of stories. Many of those hours are the glorious gold standard of science fiction on film. But I think some of the more crusty fans are only remembering those magnificent episodes. They're choosing to forget how many hours were the complete opposite, being criminally awful.
"ST: Discovery" has flaws, but it is doing a better effort than I expected and a FAR better job over the worst of Trek I've sat thru over the years.
11/01/17 at 04:30pm
For all the people that can't come up with a reason why someone would not want to use a streaming service and constantly preach 'cut the cord' nonsense, I've got a reason for you: Fast internet service is NOT a universally available product! Yes, there are some people who actually choose to live in places where there are more trees than people and the skies are filled with stars, not smog. That's not to say that we are completely disconnected from the internet, it's just that higher speed connections haven't made it out here yet. Where I live definitely would not be considered 'in the boonies'. There's plenty of people around, but the infrastructure is way, WAY behind the curve because providers have never had an incentive to upgrade their hardware. The best I can get right now is 20mbps down/2mbps up via bonded dsl. It's fast enough to do most things, but it is not fast enough to clearly and consistently stream HD video content. So there's no way in hell I would pay for any streaming service and get rid of directv.
11/01/17 at 01:58pm
Long live and prosper torrent sites
11/01/17 at 07:55am
I still would rather pay $6.00 a month CBS All Access over watching ABC's app where you have to give a TV provider which you have to pay for a TV provider, why would I pay say oh $50 a month for a TV provider over $6 lousy dollars? Makes no sense some will say they won't pay CBS All Access $6 per month but will pay hundreds $$$$ for cable. CBS all access is still way cheaper than cable. I have Netflix and CBS All Access, still rather pay $14.00 between the two than $100- $300 for cable.
10/31/17 at 06:57am
Watched episode 1, looks interesting, but i refuse to pay for All Access. Total BS, when i have a riduculous satellite bill.
CBS, you can go pound sand.
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