In Brief

'Star Trek: Discovery' Renewed for Season 2

Star Trek: Discovery
(Image credit: CBS)

"Star Trek: Discovery" will be back for a second season next year, CBS All Access announced today (Oct. 23). The series, which airs on a paid online streaming channel, is six episodes into its 13-episode 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," Marc DeBevoise, the president and chief operating officer of CBS interactive, told 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," DeBevoise added.

"Star Trek: Discovery" follows the adventures of Michael Burnham, Starfleet's first mutineer, and her work aboard the pioneering ship Discovery during war with Klingons. It airs Sunday nights on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Space Channel in Canada, as well as on Mondays on Netflix for the rest of the world. recaps each episode Monday morning.

Email Sarah Lewin at or follow her @SarahExplains. Follow us @Spacedotcom, Facebook and Google+. Original article on

Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at:

Sarah Lewin
Associate Editor

Sarah Lewin started writing for in June of 2015 as a Staff Writer and became Associate Editor in 2019 . Her work has been featured by Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, Quanta Magazine, Wired, The Scientist, Science Friday and WGBH's Inside NOVA. Sarah has an MA from NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program and an AB in mathematics from Brown University. When not writing, reading or thinking about space, Sarah enjoys musical theatre and mathematical papercraft. She is currently Assistant News Editor at Scientific American. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahExplains.