Put your doubts to rest: Star Trek: Discovery will return.
CBS announced today that Discovery’s immense popularity (including nearly 10 million viewers for the pilot) has merited a second season. There had been fears it would not make it that far: Polygon reports that friction behind the scenes and budget concerns threatened the show.
But in their press release, CBS expressed confidence and pride in Discovery’s first season:
“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 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.”
Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs and Michelle Yeoh, and has a plot fairly similar to its predecessors, following a a Starfleet crew as they boldly go and meet aliens and stuff.
While this is exciting news, it could be some time before we actually get to see season two. Polygon estimates that we likely won’t see it until 2019.