Star Trek Discovery will be beaming back for season two

Matt Sayer 24 October 2017


Phasers are locked for another season of star trekkin'.

American network CBS has officially declared its Star Trek revival series Star Trek Discovery a success, renewing the show for a second season before the first has even reached the halfway point.

CEO of CBS Interactive Marc DeBevoise highlighted the impressive performance of Discovery's first season with the show drawing a record number of subscriptions to CBS's streaming service CBS All Access.

"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," said DeBevoise.

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As a result of this popularity, CBS has renewed Discovery for a second season even as the first has just aired its fifth episode. According to The Hollywood Reporter, season two won't touch down until early 2019 at least, though executive producer Alex Kurtzman and his team already have big plans for what the crew of the Discovery will face when they do return.

"We have a… big idea that emerged mid- to late-season one for something we want to do for season two," said Kurtzman. "That's now become the spine of what we want to do for season two."

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Star Trek Discovery is currently airing on Netflix here in Australia, with new episodes available each week.

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