Set on the USS Discovery, the series follows a Starfleet officer who joins the crew in the midst of a war between the Klingons and the Federation, about 10 years before the original Star Trek series. Then, after a break, Discovery's Season 1 will continue with six more episodes in January.
And while CBS has yet to provide numbers on how many subscription signups it's garnered from Star Trek: Discovery or how many people are even watching it, the network is evidently pleased with what it's seen. The series has a more serialized approach than your traditional Trek show, reminiscent of Deep Space Nine at its best, and this helps keep the fans hooked. Following the season's premiere, CBS announced that sign-ups for the service had reached their highest level to date. As long as there is a Star Trek series on television, there's hope. The second episode hit #30 in the same time.
That said, the show is going to face real difficulty going forward. Realizing that a January release would not work for the show, CBS moved the show's premiere to May only to later push it back to Fall 2017 - with the first season officially beginning on September 24. However you may feel about Discovery in its first six episodes, this is good news for anyone who considers themselves a Star Trek fan. CBS All-Access has just made a commitment to Discovery, perhaps more fans will now, too. We imagine plans are changing as ratings and reviews come in - success should breed similar outings in the future, unless showrunners want to take a major risk.
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