The spinoff of one of television’s most successful shows has been a hit, so CBS has decided to renew Star Trek: Discovery for a second season.
Premiering in late September on CBS Television’s digital service, the series helped boost subscriptions to CBS All Access to an all-time high, helping set a single-day record on the show’s premier.
Star Trek: Discovery is only six episodes into its inaugural season so far, but when series are testing out their popularity with new audiences, this is a good benchmark to judge a new show’s impact. With the ability to carry on the legacy of the Star Trek franchise successfully, it comes to no surprise that CBS will be running with the series’ expansion.
New episodes of the show become available every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on CBS All Access, and the first season is actually set to be divided into two separate “chapters.” The first is scheduled to wrap up on November 12, while the second six-episode chapter is set to premier in January.
“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,” CBS Interactive’s President and Chief Operating Officer Marc DeBevoise stated.
“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.”
It’s unknown at this time how many episodes we’ll get in season two, or whether it will also follow the same multi-chapter structure. For the time being, Star Trek: Discovery is enjoying the success it’s achieved in its short lifespan, and long time Star Trek fans will be happy to know that the series won’t be going away anytime soon.