star trek: discovery

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ has not completed its first 15-episode mission (divided into two parts) but it’s now been confirmed that the discoveries will go on.  CBS All Access has already ordered a second season, after only releasing six episodes.  As we’ve reported previously, ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ has accounted for record increases in subscribers for the streaming service, although the exact numbers aren’t available to the public.

Marc DeBevoise, president of CBS Interactive announced:

“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.  This series has a remarkable creative team and cast who have demonstrated their ability to carry on the Star Trek legacy.”

Not to mess with a winning formula, showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg have also been signed to reprise their duties next season.

You may recall that it took years for ‘Discovery’ to come to fruition, with some bumpy developments along the way, including the departure of Bryan Fuller, the show’s creator.  This complex series is much more difficult to produce in almost every way than the standard TV program, so an early renewal was almost required in order for the second season to arrive within any reasonable amount of time.  (Season One began filming in January, but pre-production started in 2015.)  Now that it has already been renewed, expect Season Two to arrive promptly in the fall next year.

So far, ‘Discovery’ has met with positive critical reaction, although fan reception has been more mixed, but that’s to be expected with something with a large and passionate fan base as ‘Trek’.

New episodes of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ are available every Sunday night on CBS All Access.  The mid-season finale airs on November 12.  It returns in January.

Are you excited to see where this story goes in Season Two?

Source: Entertainment Weekly