'Star Trek: Discovery' renewed for a second season


CBS refused to offer numbers, but did boast that Discovery's debut lead to the highest number of sign-ups in the history of its All Access service.

Set on the USS Discovery, the series follows a Starfleet officer who joins the crew in the midst of a war between the Klingons and the Federation, about 10 years before the original Star Trek series.

The new installment of a decades-favorite franchise premiered at the end of September on CBS Television Network's digital subscription streaming service, breaking their single-day record for new subscriber sign-ups.

Star Trek: Discovery, which was already boldly going where no version of the show had gone before, will continue its mission, presumably in 2018.

The sixth episode of the 15-episode first season of the streaming series debuted just last night with three more scheduled for 2017, wrapping up the first "chapter" of the first season on November 12. "We have a ... big idea that emerged mid- to late-season one for something we want to do for season two".

Star Trek is back with style. CEO Leslie Moonves with a big ask: to delay the massive undertaking a second time. Financially at least, Discovery has been a phenomenal success for the network. Discovery may not be flawless, but it has a strong cast and an intriguing concept. It's unclear, at this point, how many episodes Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 will include. And then showrunner Bryan Fuller - who grew up as a Trekkie - exited the series to focus on his Starz show American Gods, with longtime collaborators Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts taking over after the Hannibal creator broke the season one outline. The show will return in January, with another six-episode arc.