If, like many viewers around the world, you are already hooked on Star Trek Discovery, the future is looking brighter than ever: this week, network CBS has announced that the series has officially been renewed for Season 2.
In a statement, CBS noted in particular that Star Trek Discovery has already been successful at bringing in new subscribers to streaming service CBS All Access, with signups reaching the highest level to date following the show’s premiere.
“This series has a remarkable creative team and cast who have demonstrated their ability to carry on the Star Trek legacy,” said Marc DeBevoise, president and chief operating officer of CBS Interactive. “We are extremely proud of what they’ve accomplished and are thrilled to be bringing fans a second season of this tremendous series.”
Since the first episode, Star Trek Discovery has continued to wow both fans and critics, so we’re not surprised that it’s getting another go of it. However, CBS are yet to confirm how many episodes the second season will consist of, or when it will be airing.
The first half of Season 1 is set to conclude on 12 November, with the remaining seven episodes expected to premiere sometime in January 2018.
You can read the full series synopsis here:
Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns 50 years after it first premiered with Star Trek: Discovery.
Star Trek: Discovery will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Yeoh, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Chris Obi, Anthony Rapp, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo, Mary Wiseman, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, Sam Vartholomeos, and James Frain. Rainn Wilson will be playing classic series character Harry Mudd.
Gretchen J Berg and Aaron Harberts are acting as showrunners for the series, while Akiva Goldsman, Vincenzo Natali and Nicholas Meyer are producing. Bryan Fuller, Alex Kurtzman, Berg, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth and David Semel are serving as executive producers. The first season will consist of 15 episodes.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 is currently airing on CBS All Access and Netflix weekly. Get all the latest science fiction news with every issue of SciFiNow.