Star Trek: Discovery gets renewed by CBS for Season 2

via CBS All Access
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If you’re getting into the new Star Trek: Discovery TV series on CBS All Access, then you’ll be happy to know it’s just been renewed for another season.

The news is now official: Star Trek: Discovery will not be a one and done deal.

Per a new report on Deadline, we have learned that CBS has renewed the show for a second season. As with the first season, it will be exclusive to their CBS All Access programming. The news comes after the show broke the record for having the most sign-ups in a single day for the service.

Mark DeBevoise, CBS Interactive’s President and Chief Operating Officer, confirms the network’s decision to renew, after citing its excellent progress over the past six episodes:

"“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.”"

Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, and Shazad Latif. It is a prequel to the original series, starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Though Star Trek fans were of course apprehensive about a new show, the series has been well received (for the most part anyway) by fans and critics alike.  And it’s looking like it will be around for while.

You can watch the Star Trek: Discovery series as part of the CBS All Access service.