The USS Discovery will continue to explore the galaxy. CBS declared this morning that it’s renewed the newest iteration of the Star Trek franchise for a second season.
CBS noted that the show has been successful at bringing in new subscribers to its streaming service All Access, and has earned acclaim from fans and critics. Following the season’s premiere, CBS declared that sign-ups for the service had reached their highest level to date. CBS didn’t announce an episode count for season 2, nor when it would begin airing.
— Star Trek: Discovery (@StarTrekNetflix) October 23, 2017
Star Trek: Discovery is set roughly a decade before the events of the original Series. The show follows Michael Burnham, a disgraced Starfleet officer who serves aboard the USS Discovery following the outbreak of war between the Federation and Klingon Empire. Presently, CBS has aired six of the 1st season’s fifteen episodes, and it’s split the season into 2 “chapters.” the 1st 9 episodes are set to premiere on a weekly basis through Nov, while the 2nd half will premiere in Jan 2018.
CBS also didn’t indicate what direction the story will take for the second season. At new york Comic Con, the cast noted that the 1st season’s story would be self-contained. Original showrunner Bryan Fuller envisioned Discovery as an anthology show, in which every season would be set in a different era of the franchise. that concept was apparently dropped when Fuller departed the series, but it remains to see whether it would be revived as Discovery continues.