Star Trek fans rejoice! Or lament, depending on whether or not you actually wanted CBS All Access to succeed as a streaming service. According to the official Star Trek: Discovery Twitter account, the series has been picked up for a second season.
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) October 23, 2017
This is all actually very interesting. While Star Trek: Discovery has generally been praised by both critics and fans alike, if there’s been one criticism it’s had, it has to do with CBS All Access. To put it bluntly, compared to all the other streaming services out there, it’s incredibly lacking.
CBS shows are generally known for being low on production value and low on innovation, and while it was great that they were taking another chance on Star Trek as a brand, it was disheartening that it was put behind a paywall. What’s more, there was nothing else there on their slate that seemed to appeal much to those who would pay for Trek.
While it still may be too early to judge, it seems like both Star Trek: Discovery and CBS All Access are persevering for at least another year or so, for better or worse.
What do you think? Are you excited to hear Star Trek: Discovery is on for another season? Let us know down below!
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