With shows on streaming services (in this case, CBS All Accessin the US, Netflix in the UK), it can be tough to know exactly how many people are watching a show. But American network CBS is clearly happy with the performance ofStar Trek: Discovery, as the show will return for a second season.
The darkly hued prequel to the original series has been grabbing decent reviews and finds the usual mission of discovering unexplored worlds and new life forms side-stepped for a story of Starfleet at war with the Klingons. There are still a few discoveries (no pun intended) to be made, though, even if several of them are of the personal variety.
What shape a second season will take has yet to be specified – there was a plan, back when original executive producer Bryan Fuller was in charge, to use an anthology format and follow a different story each year – but it seems likely we’ll be sticking aboard the Discovery with Sonequa Martin-Green’s Michael Burnham and Jason Isaacs’ Captain Lorca.
“In just six episodes,Star Trek: Discoveryhas driven subscriber growth, critical acclaim and huge global fan interest for the first premium version of this great franchise,” says CBS Interactive’s Marc DeBevoise. “This series has a remarkable creative team and cast who have demonstrated their ability to carry on theStar Treklegacy. 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 half of the first season will end on 11 November in the States, with the show resuming in January.

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