October 24, 2017 at 11:37 am PDT | by Mariah Cooper
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ renewed for second season
Wilson Cruz, Anthony Rapp, gay news, Washington Blade

(Wilson Cruz and Anthony Rapp. Screenshot via YouTube.)

The Starfleet will continue to explore more worlds.

CBS has renewed “Star Trek: Discovery” for a second season following the first season’s successful run. The sci-fi series has brought in a record number of subscribers for the streaming service, CBS All Access, which charges starting at $5.99 per month.

“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,” CBS Interactive chief Marc DeBevoise said in a statement.

The series premiere debuted on the CBS network drawing in almost 10 million viewers.

It stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz, set about a decade before the original “Star Trek” show. Rapp and Cruz portray Lt. Paul Stamets and Dr. Hugh Culber, the first gay couple on board ship in the “Star Trek” franchise.

The season will continue to stream through November before picking back up in January.

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