The voyages of the pre-Kirk era starship Discovery will be continuing. CBS has announced that the CBS All Access Star Trek: Discovery, the first series in the franchise in well over a decade, has officially been renewed for a second season on the streaming platform, according to Deadline.
“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,” said Marc DeBevoise, President and Chief Operating Officer, CBS Interactive. “This series has a remarkable creative team and cast who have demonstrated their ability to carry on the Star Trek legacy. We are extremely proud of what they’ve accomplished and are thrilled to be bringing fans a second season of this tremendous series.”
Currently the series is set to wrap up it’s first half of the season on November 12, with the final episodes of the season set to begin airing in early 2018.
Depending on the production time it would seem likely that a second season could be pulled off to debut around the same time next year, but also very likely will not air till the start of 2019 depending on the amount of episodes and if the production runs into delays similar to the first season.
Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin- Green, Jason Isaacs, Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholoy, Sam Vartholomeos, Mary Wiseman, James Frain and others. Episodes air weekly on CBS All Access, and on Netflix & other platforms outside the United States, on Sundays.