When it premiered back in September, ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘ marked a few firsts for the franchise. It’s the first to air via a streaming service and the first to make use of my favorite four letter word, for example. It’s also the first to have a companion aftershow, in the form of ‘After Trek.’ Gaining popularity in the wake of Chris Hardwick’s ‘Talking Dead’ (which, naturally, follows ‘The Walking Dead’), these aftershows usually air immediately following new episodes of the main show, and feature panel discussions with cast and crew members, as well as other behind the scenes material.
Hosted by Hardwick’s ‘Nerdist’ colleague Matt Mira, ‘After Trek’ has featured all of that alongside fan focused segments, including trivia, memorable quotes, and cosplay spotlights, among others. But while there was a great deal of fanfare surrounding the renewal of ‘Discovery’ itself, CBS has been far quieter regarding ‘After Trek’. Ordinarily, no news is good news, but the continued silence, especially now that ‘Discovery’ has resumed production, has lead rumors to surface that ‘After Trek’ had been quietly cancelled.
In light of these rumors, the good folks at ComicBook.com reached out to CBS representatives, and those of us who were on tenterhooks regarding the potential cancellation can now breathe easy, as it is now official: ‘After Trek’ will be back for a second season. Specifically, CBS’s statement confirmed that not only will ‘After Trek’ return, but the program is being “reimagined” for Season Two. No word yet on exactly what that entails, but the network promises that it will “continue to have all the fan-driven elements that ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ viewers enjoyed this season and more,” and promised more details as the new season draws closer.
Be sure to check back with ScienceFiction.com for more on ‘After Trek’, the second season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’, and other upcoming ‘Star Trek’ projects as it becomes available.
‘After Trek’ will return alongside the second season of ”Star Trek: Discovery’, which entered production in April. The new season will feature returning stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Mary Wiseman, and Anthony Rapp alongside newcomers Anson Mount and Tig Notaro. Though no premiere date for the second season has been announced yet, it is expected to begin airing on CBS All Access in late 2018 or early 2019.