If you were curious as to how the newest installment of Star Trek was doing, look no further than the recent news regarding the TV show. The day after episode six of Star Trek: Discovery season one, CBS has announced that the show has already been renewed for a second.
So far, the show has received mixed reviews from Trekkies and non-Trekkie critics alike, but CBS interactive president and chief operating officer Marc DeBevoise is confident in the product and the team behind it.
“This series has a remarkable creative team and cast who have demonstrated their ability to carry on the Star Trek legacy,” DeBevoise said in a statement. “We are extremely proud of what they’ve accomplished and are thrilled to be bringing fans a second season of this tremendous series.”
So far, Star Trek: Discovery has only been available in the United States for users who are subscribed to CBS’s All Access program. The service, which launched back in 2014, costs $5.99 per month, also featuring a second option at $9.99 for advertising-free streaming content.
According to CBS, the series has broken every record (single day, week, month) it’s qualified for regarding the service in terms of new subscriber signups. Those numbers beat out both previous all access programs in Big Brother: Over the Top and The Good Fight.
The first half of season one of Star Trek: Discovery will conclude on November 12, 2017, with the second seven episodes returning in January 2018. There is no word on when the second season will begin filming, let alone airing.
For now be sure to check back to the site for updates on the series, as well as all of your other Nerdy News and Needs. And don’t forget to check out our official review of each episode right after they air every Sunday on CBS All Access.