Star Trek: Discovery is a critical success for CBS and has managed to double subscriptions to the network’s streaming service, All Access. With all of the success, it’s only a matter of time before the show gets an order for a second season.
At New York Comic Con, producer and co-creator Alex Kurtzman told Polygon that CBS was enamored with the show and pleased with its success. As for when fans can expect to hear about the show being renewed for a second season, Kurtzman teased it was imminent.
“Conversations are going very well,” Kurtzman said. “We’re more than hopeful that they’ll be ordering a second season very soon.”
Star Trek: Discovery premiered on Oct. 24 and, despite the show being on All Access, CBS is happy with audience turnout for the series. CBS previously confirmed there has been a 200 percent year-over-year growth for All Access. Mobile downloads of the app have doubled as well, according to a report from Variety.
Not everyone is happy about Discovery being exclusive to All Access, though. Producer Heather Kadin told Polygon that she understands the frustration people are dealing with over having to sign up for All Access in order to watch the show.
“I totally get why people are upset,” Kadin said. “I grew up middle class and my parents are confused that they have to pay to watch our show. But there is something amazing about being able to launch a new network and become a place that people may find stories they wouldn’t be able to find on traditional network.”
One of the biggest questions going forward in Star Trek: Discovery is whether other characters from The Original Series, who may be around in the timeline but aren’t on the show, will ever actually make an appearance or be mentioned. Producer Akiva Goldsman confirmed during a press conference that Spock — or any of the original cast — will never be mentioned or included on the show. Even though Sarek, Spock’s father, plays an important role in Discovery, his iconic Vulcan son will be kept separate.
Star Trek: Discovery airs Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET on All Access.