Star Trek: Discovery is doing so well on that Final Frontier, they’ve already been asked to stick around. CBS All Access has officially renewed Discovery for its second season, just six episodes into the series.
This is a relief for fans who had reason to fret over the show’s future; since it was announced that Star Trek: Discovery was only going to be available via CBS All Access, the network’s brand new streaming service, there was question of whether or not the series would pay off well enough to keep it around. But according to Marc DeBevoise, president and CEO at 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.”
Star Trek: Discovery‘s performance is strong enough that CBS has no problem renewing less than half a season in. Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman has already hinted that the creative team is prepared: “We have a…big idea that emerged mid- to late-season one for something we want to do for season two. That’s now become the spine of what we want to do for season two.”
Unfortunately, due to how time-consuming the show is create (each episode is worked on for several months), season two will likely not show up until early 2019. But it’s still coming back! So let’s focus on that.
[Via The Hollywood Reporter]