"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, president and chief operating officer at CBS Interactive, told The Hollywood Reporter.
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.
Star Trek is back for real, and I couldn't be happier!
While receiving many positive reviews, the show has been criticised for poor plotting, weak storylines and disregarding established continuity while apparently being set 10 years before the famous 1960s series. Recognizing the scope of the show, Kurtzman went to CBS Corp. As previously announced, the first season will be split between two "chapters", the first of which concludes on November 12, and the second of which will feature six more episodes and return in January 2018. Meanwhile, the current war with the Klingons is supposed to cool down and become an interstellar cold war in less than a decade, so the show's major narrative arc needs to be resolved - and soon. However you may feel about Discovery in its first six episodes, this is good news for anyone who considers themselves a Star Trek fan. We want to take the right amount of time and don't want to rush'. As with the first season, it will be exclusive to their CBS All Access programming.