CBS has announced Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 has been commissioned. This is after encouragingly strong sign ups to CBS All Access, where the show is exclusively available in the States.
Star Trek: Discovery driven subscribers
“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.
He goes on to say, “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.”
CBS said show had caused a new record for subscriber sign-ups in a single day, week and month for CBS All Access. We expect it has done similarly well for Netflix else where i the world.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 1
The first season is being shown in two parts. The first batch of episodes was originally to be 8 episodes but this was changed to 9. This makes November 12th 2017 the date of the last of the first part of Season 1. We assume that makes for a better break point in the run with the series on going storyline.
The second part of season 1 will continue sometime in January 2018.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2
Although the original showrunner Bryan Fuller had thought of the show featuring distinct stories it now looks this has been abandoned. So we can expect Season 2 to continue on in the same time period with much the same cast.
We assume Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 will debut in the Fall of 2018. The announcement does not give the timing.