With the first six episodes of Star Trek: Discovery making huge waves with both critics and the wider viewing public, it’s been revealed today that the show has been renewed for a second season, to broadcast on CBS All Access in the US and Netflix in all territories (excluding the US and Canada).

Airing the first chapter of the story this year, which serves as the first half of the series’ debut season, the final episode of this chapter debuts on Monday November 13, before the second part of season 1 kicks off in January next year.

Following the voyage of Starfleet on missions to discover new worlds and alien life forms, a previously untold story is being unravelled for viewers, with Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) leading the way. Set around a decade before the events of the first series, viewers saw Burnham quickly become a disgraced officer, but somebody that those in power see something very special within.

All-new characters are played by the likes of Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Anthony Rapp, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Mary Chieffo and James Frain, as the series breaks down barriers and boundaries that previously faced the mega sci-fi hit.

Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham in Discovery
Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham in Discovery

Inspiring a new generation of dreamers and doers, as well as all of those who enjoyed the Star Trek shows of the past, Discovery is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout, Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment.

Bryan Fuller, Alex Kurtzman Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, Akiva Goldsman and Trevor Roth all serve as executive producers.

It’s going to be very interesting to see in just which direction the second season of Discovery will go, after the cast revealed at New York Comic Con earlier this year that the story for season 1 would be almost like an anthology.

That’s something Fuller envisioned when he was a part of working on Discovery, but since his departure from the series, it could have been scrapped. We imagine plans are changing as ratings and reviews come in – success should breed similar outings in the future, unless showrunners want to take a major risk. We’ll see how this one goes…

Star Trek: Discovery continues Sundays in the US on CBS All Access and Mondays in all Netflix territories, excluding the US and Canada.

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