Star Trek: Discovery Returns for Season 2 Tonight Exclusively on CBS All Access
Trekkies, wait no more. The highly anticipated 14-episode second season of Star Trek: Discovery will premiere this Thursday. Subscribers to CBS All Access can stream it starting on Thursday Jan. 17 at 8:30 PM ET / 5:30 PM PT. Every following Thursday, a new episode will be available for CBS All Access subscribers.
Star Trek: Discovery is set ten years before Captain Kirk’s five year mission, as shown in the original Star Trek series from the 1960s. In this season, Captain Christopher Pike as well as the crew of the U.S.S Discovery will come together to investigate the strange red signals and its connection to an unknown being.
If you haven’t seen the series yet, you can start binging the entire first season with a Free 7-Day Trial of CBS All Access. If you want to continue watching into Season 2, CBS All Access offers an ad-supported plan for $5.99 a month or an ad-free version for $9.99 a month. You can learn more about the service by reading our full review.
The streaming service doesn’t just stop at Star Trek content with Star Trek: Discovery. In December of 2018 they released Star Trek: Short Treks. It was a four episode miniseries featuring characters and storylines from season one of Star Trek: Discovery, serving as a lead-up to season two. The miniseries concluded January 3rd and was a way for fans to delve deeper into the characters and Star Trek universe.
CBS is expanding their Star Trek content with three new series. First is the streaming service’s first ever animated series - Star Trek: Lower Decks. This is the first time Star Trek is becoming animated since the 1970s, and it’s being developed by Rick and Morty’s Michael McMahan. No launch date has yet been announced.
CBS is also releasing another Star Trek series starring Michelle Yeoh from Crazy Rich Asians. Yeoh plays the character Captain Philippa Georgiou in Star Trek: Discovery. The series will center on Captain Georgiou’s time in Starfleet’s Section 31 division.
The third series is a Jean Luc Picard Star Trek series starring Patrick Stewart. It’ll air exclusively on CBS All Access. The untitled series is scheduled to premiere at the end of 2019, which is around the time season two of Discovery concludes.