Star Trek: Discovery has scored itself a second season halfway through its initial run.
The sixth television series to carry the name Star Trek has been in an odd place since its announcement. The first to grave TVs in years, and the first to be hidden behind a paywall such as the one at CBS All Access. But apparently, that hasn’t dampened excitement around the series as CBS announced Monday morning that it has renewed the series for a second season.
“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.”
The final episode of chapter one of Star Trek: Discovery will debut on Nov. 12. The final six episodes – considered chapter 2 – of the first season will debut in January 2018. There is no word as of yet when viewers can expect season 2 to debut, but next fall seems like a fairly safe bet at this juncture.
Star Trek: Discovery debuts new episodes Sundays at 8:30pm Eastern exclusively on CBS All Access.