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Star Trek: Discovery renewed for a second season

October 23rd, 2017 by Dave Bowling Comments

It’s official: Star Trek: Discovery will be coming back for a second season.

CBS has just released the following statement confirming it:

NEW YORK – Oct. 23, 2017 – 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 Marc DeBevoise, President and Chief Operating Officer, 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 launch of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY on CBS All Access broke a new record for subscriber sign-ups in a single day, week and month for the service…

Okay, it’s fair to say that many of us were fairly unsure about Discovery in the beginning. For example, it looked like the designers had mixed up the Klingons with the Drazi from Babylon 5. And the less said about some of the ship designs the better. But the show is improving episode by episode and fortunately the suits at CBS and Paramount have seen it as worth a continued punt. Here’s hoping they keep thinking so.

Star Trek: Discovery is available on CBS All Access and Netflix outside the US.

Source: Trekcore

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...