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.
10/31/17 at 04:25am
You pay the cable provider but doesn't the cable provider pay CBS?
10/31/17 at 01:10am
Of course CBS and everybody else wants to cover their assets with a streaming streaming service. Of course some people (like me) want stuff that only comes with a cable provider (please don't try to explain here what all you can get other ways) and many of us reevaluate periodically and have reasons that are not yours. Of course some people stream only. Of course some people do cable and stream. Of course not everyone has the same finances and interests. Of course some people know what's best for everyone regardless. But none of this will stop any of us for complaining about programming and networks and broadcasters and streamers for stuff we don't like. CBS have have their Star Trek and streaming service and I can even bietch cause I already pay for CBS (which I don't think did) but what matters is that I watched every Star Trek series before this and now I won't pay for but I really don't even care. Yes I'm still whining but it was never about Star Trek. CBS stinks and is always fair game, even when it's streamed.
10/30/17 at 02:17pm
I agree with the last comment. Plus you can't get CBS all access through cable, its not a cable channel in the first place, its an app, so those saying they won't pay CBS twice isn't going to pay them twice anyway, because you don't pay CBS through cable, you pay your cable provider to watch CBS content. Cut the cord people, why are you still paying $$$ hundreds for cable in the first place?
10/30/17 at 02:11pm
Whining about paying for a streaming service is ridiculous, you pay for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Roku, and etc. CBS All Access is never going to drop their $5.99 fee to $0.00 no matter how many times you repeat it, it is not possible for CBS All Access to be free due to CBS paying for creating their service on top of fees CBS has to pay for sponsors, advertising, and etc. CBS gets more viewers through streaming than traditional television that costs them more money. CBS isn't alone in the streaming service, Disney who owns ABC is in the process to come out with their very own streaming service as well, and yes you have to pay $5.00 per month to watch ABC shows as well, its the future of watching TV, get use to it.
10/30/17 at 04:12am
NEWS FLASH to @Bruce::
Using profanity "such as  the 'F' word" for the sake of using profanity is highly unlikely to make a show better. It's dramatically more the opposite. If we were to go to some future where there is more profanity than there is today, that future would be closer to a planet of apes. Hopefully, our future would entail a more advanced civilization, if not a more intelligent one with less use for profanity. Perhaps fewer drunks too. Although CBS may be counting on attracting those viewers who think profanity itself makes something more natural, more at home, more interesting, I do not think that market is worth targeting in the long run, whereas porn could be profitable. Discovery could fully integrate porn into your grandchildren's holodeck. Now that's something to think about, even though someone really has gone there before after all.
As far as I can tell, vulgarity, darkness, perversion, very sick characters and plots have already made it onto broadcast TV, especially at later hours. You express excitement about politics being incorporated as well. I assume this does not include political slant that would make a show anti-what you believe. You must mean slanted to your political beliefs. How uplifting. Thanks, but no thanks for Discovery and CBS All Access as you describe it.
10/29/17 at 06:10pm
This isn't your grandparents' Star Trek. Gene Roddenberry made a policy that none of his new (after the original) ST series would air on a "network " due to the interference he faced with the original series. (Of course he also required that any unrest between the main characters be resolved within the same show, but forget about that.) I mention this because there's no way in hell that this series would ever air on network TV. The viewers are better off because of it! Putting the show on CBS All Access allows the show runner to do terrible things such as use the "F" word, or have ongoing tension among key characters, or show the darker side of the human (alien?) experience.
It took me a few episodes to adjust to the more current and relevant version of the future. I didn't automatically love each character (and I still am not keen on some), but isn't that what life is all about? ST (and SF as a genre) is all about looking at today, with the guise of it being extracted and gestated through years in the future. We're already seeing some political and social commentary in Discovery, and I look forward to more. That's what I want from a SF experience be it written or visual. Let's see where this version of our future takes us; hopefully it will be where no one has gone (on TV) before.
10/27/17 at 04:30pm
The show doesn't add anything of value to what is already out there. The fans would watch STD out of loyalty so it doesn't have to try hard. Sonequa Martin-Green, I just don't like, i hated her in the Walking Dead also. Doug Jones is just creepy and looks like an acid attack victim, Anthony Rapp "wholly Aspergers batman" and Tilly please kill her off! Jason Isaac is good in anything just re cast around him! I want to know how Shazad Latif pleasured that god damn ugly Klingon -btw violence against females in not acceptable under any circumstances; even if they're an ugly black species hell bent on destroying the series! Not a family show! Tell ya what Mindhunter was so binge-able as was American Gods such good TV. Hey when's Westworld coming back? The Orvil is not quite funny yet, I miss Battlestar :( and I'm sure Lost in Space and the Jetsons will be bitterly disappointing. Golden years for Tv not quite for STD.
10/27/17 at 12:26pm
Love the 1st episode, but not paying to watch it. CBS gets enough money from Ads, without us having to pay more to watch TV. Hopefully CBS and others will see past their bank accounts to get this on non-PPV TV.
10/27/17 at 10:08am
I liked the first episode but I'm not paying extra for CBS Access as I already pay for CBS with my cable bill.Enough is enough.
10/27/17 at 06:09am
This is a outstanding show. It makes up for the weak 'enterprise" show. I do think that cbs could have used the ratings that this one would have pulled in. But I am grateful for a such a good show.
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