Star Trek: Discovery Gets Renewed for Second Season


Luckily, great reviews and a successful stream of new subscribers at CBS All Access means that Star Trek: Discovery won't have to fight to get a second season.

The most recent "Trek" spinoff, which debuted in September, has been a hit for the burgeoning streaming service, and parent network CBS isn't ready for the show to reach its final frontier just yet. Season 1 has been divided into two chapters, with the first chapter concluding November 12, and the second six-episode chapter set to begin in January 2018. Still unclear: How many subscribers Trek has fueled, and how many viewers are watching the series. It's clearly proving to be a tremendous success for CBS, who've just confirmed that Discovery has been renewed for a second season.

Star Trek: Discovery didn't have an easy launch. However you may feel about Discovery in its first six episodes, this is good news for anyone who considers themselves a Star Trek fan. Fuller wanted to have multiple ships, perhaps all named Discovery, at different points in the Star Trek timeline.

Discovery is the first series made exclusively available to USA viewers on the CBS All Access streaming service.

The Star Trek writers room made a decision to use one of Captain Lorca's fortune cookies to spread the news.

Announced in a press release, showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg have also signed on to return. The series has a more serialized approach than your traditional Trek show, reminiscent of Deep Space Nine at its best, and this helps keep the fans hooked. CBS All Access is now available online at, on mobile devices via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Fire TV.