Star Trek: Discovery Lands Season 2 Renewal at CBS All Access!

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Star Trek: Discovery has some more adventures on the horizon. 

CBS All Access has renewed the hit drama series for a second season with an undisclosed amount of episodes. 

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“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,” CBS Interactive president and COO Marc DeBevoise said in a statement.

“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 series stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman and Jason Isaacs as the crew of the USS Discovery. 

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It is set ten years before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series and focuses on the war between the United Klingon houses and the United Federation of Planets. 

With the series airing on CBS All Access, viewing figures are not released, but the show has a lucrative deal with Netflix that gives the streamer the rights to air the series in territories outside of the United States of America and Canada. 

The deal is lucrative because it apparently covers the entire budget of the series, meaning it is a profitable show for CBS All Access. 

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Star Trek: Discover Season 1 Episode 1 aired on CBS to drum up interest for the series. That episode secured 9.6 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49. 

That's a solid figure for any network nowadays, but there's no telling whether it would have dropped much if subsequent episodes aired on broadcast TV. 

The show will take a break following its midseason finale on November 12 and will return with the six remaining episodes of Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 in January. 

Over to you, Star Trek Fanatics. What do you think of this news?

Sound off below! 

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Star Trek: Discovery Quotes

On the eve of battle, on a cold and windless night, an old general turned to a young soldier. 'Tomorrow,' said the master,'you will know Fear.' The young soldier who had not yet experienced the agony of war looked at the general with quizzical eyes. 'How will I know Fear if I do not know what it looks like?' The general replied,'You will know Fear because it speaks very fast and it speaks very loud...' 'If that is how Fear acts, recognizing it is easy.' But as the young soldier considered the general's advice, she asked the question facing us now,'Once I know Fear, how do I defeat it?'


The only way to defeat fear is to tell it 'No'. No, we will not take shortcuts on the path to righteousness. No, we will not break the rules that protect us from our basest instincts. No, we will not allow desperation to destroy moral authority.