‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is Renewed for a Second Season

Star Trek: Discovery Renewed
Doug Jones as Lieutenant Saru, Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber, and Anthony Rapp as Lieutenant Paul Stamets in ‘”Star Trek: Discovery’ (Photo by Jan Thijs © 2017 CBS Interactive)

CBS All Access announced the new Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery, has been renewed for a second season. The sci-fi series airs on CBS’ digital subscription service and stars Sonequa Martin-Green (First Officer Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Lieutenant Saru), Jason Isaacs (Captain Gabriel Lorca), Shazad Latif (Lieutenant Ash Tyler), Anthony Rapp (Lieutenant Paul Stamets), Michelle Yeoh (Captain Philippa Georgiou), Mary Wiseman (Cadet Sylvia Tilly), Chris Obi (T’Kuvma), Mary Chieffo (L’Rell), James Frain (Ambassador Sarek), Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd), Terry Serpico (Admiral Anderson), Maulik Pancholy (Doctor Nambue), Damon Runyan (Ujilli), Rekha Sharma (Commander Landry), Kenneth Mitchell (Kol), Clare McConnell (Dennas), and Sam Vartholomeos (Ensign Connor).

Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth are season one’s executive producers.

Season one debuted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 and will air in two chapters. Chapter one’s episodes run September 24th through November 12th. Chapter two will premiere in January 2018 and will consist of six new episodes.

“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,” stated Marc DeBevoise, President and Chief Operating Officer, CBS Interactive. “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 Plot: 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.