Despite some longtime Star Trek fans not being satisfied with the current path of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery, the CBS All Access streaming service has clearly been getting just what it needed from the show. It was just announced that Star Trek: Discovery has been officially renewed for a second season.
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Unsurprisingly, CBS All Access seems to be looking at their new flagship series as an unabashed success, despite its current rating of 58% on Rotten Tomatoes. According to President and Chief Operating Officer of CBS Interactive, Marc DeBevoise, “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. 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 first season of Star Trek: Discovery has released new episodes weekly on the CBS All-Access service (in the United States; everyone else gets to use Netflix) since 24 September 2017. The first season will be released in two weekly groups called chapters; this chapter is set to end next month. It is not clear whether the second season will be released in multiple chapters.
Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnam, Jason Isaacs as Captain Gabriel Lorca, Anthony Rapp as Paul Stamets, Mary Wiseman as Sylvia Tilly, and Doug Jones as Saru.
The next episode of Star Trek: Discovery will be available on CBS All Access after 8:30 EST on 29 October 2017. The “Chapter 1” finale will be on 12 November 2017, and the show will return for the second half of its first season in January of 2018.
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