I haven't watched Star Trek: Discovery yet because I don't want to pay for the CBS All Access streaming service. I've heard great things about the series, though, and apparently, enough people have subscribed to CBS All Access to watch the new Star Trek series that it's officially been renewed for Season 2. So, if you've been hoping that the series would get picked up for a second season, it's coming!
There's a video announcement below for you to watch along with this statement from Marc DeBevoise, President and Chief Operating Officer, CBS Interactive:
"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 press release points out that the launch of Star Trek: Discovery broke a new record for subscriber sign-ups in a single day, week and month for the CBS All Access service.
The first six episodes of Star Trek: Discovery are currently available to stream on CBS All Access. All new episodes are available on demand weekly after 8:30 PM, ET on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. As previously announced, Star Trek: Discovery will air in two chapters. The final episode of chapter one will debut on Sunday, November 12, and the second chapter, featuring the remaining six episodes, will return in January 2018.
Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship and new characters, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
The series stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Mary Chieffo, James Frain.
I'll eventually start watching the show when I don't have to sign up for CBS All-Access to watch it.