Monday, October 23, 2017

CBS All Access Renews 'Star Trek: Discovery' for Season 2

CBS All Access has renewed its original drama series Star Trek: Discovery for a second season, it was announced today. No premiere date window for the new episodes was immediately announced - though in past interviews executive producer Alex Kurtzman said the show may not return until early 2019.

"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 CEO, 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 streaming service split the 15-episode first season in half. The first half includes nine episodes and will conclude on Sunday, November 12. The remaining six episodes will return weekly starting in January.

The drama stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman and Jason Isaacs. Guest stars in the first season include Michelle Yeoh, Wilson Cruz and Rainn Wilson.

Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman developed the drama. They executive produce with Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Eugene Roddenberry, Trevor Roth and Heather Kadin. CBS Television Studios, Living Dead Guy Productions, Roddenberry Entertainment and Secret Hideout produce.