Star Trek: Discovery renewed for second series


			Ben Mark Holzberg  CBS

We're only six episodes into the first season of Star Trek: Discovery, the first new series since Enterprise came to an end back in 2005.

CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, announced today the second season renewal of its hit original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY.

"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 CBS Interactive president and COO Marc DeBevoise in a press release.

The series, whose cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs and Anthony Rapp, is the latest iteration of the "Star Trek" franchise.

The SVOD service, perhaps in response to Discovery's delays, split the 16-episode season one order in half. No details about the second season were given-such as the number of episodes, or whether or not it too will be split into separate chapters as season one has been-but presumably the show will continue to air in the United Kingdom exclusively on Netflix. It is not yet clear how many episodes the second series will consist of. Kurtzman noted that every episode takes three to four months, including production and VFX. CBS has not announced a premiere date for season two. Meanwhile, the exec producer on the Star Trek feature films and his writing staff already have an idea for season two.

Current showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg are also returning to helm the sophomore season, according to EW.

Discovery aired its pilot episode on the CBS network, drawing in almost 10 million same day viewers.



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