CBS Renews 'Star Trek: Discovery' for Season 2

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Jason Isaacs as Captain Gabriel Lorca; Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham.

CBS announced on Monday that Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a second 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," Marc DeBevoise, President and Chief Operating Officer, CBS Interactive 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."

Star Trek: Discovery was launched on CBS All Access, the network’s digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, and "broke a new record for subscriber sign-ups in a single day, week and month for the service," according to the network.

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Star Trek: Discovery will air in two chapters with the final episode of chapter one premiering Sunday, November 12. The second chapter, with the remaining six episodes of the first season, will air in January 2018.

The cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Mary Chieffo, and James Frain. It follows the crew members of the Starfleet on missions to discover new worlds, life forms, and keep evil forces at bay.

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