'Star Trek: Discovery's' First Half Will Be One Episode Longer


Michael Burnham has finally boarded the U.S.S. Discovery, the titular Starfleet vessel of Star Trek: Discovery. Thanks to some supposed record numbers, CBS will be extending the Fall run of Discovery by an extra episode, making Discovery “Chapter One” nine episodes long instead of eight. The series overall will still likely run 15 episodes total, but the first half of the season will now be one episode longer.

A press release from CBS on Tuesday said:

“Consumer response to the launch of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY has been tremendous,” said Marc DeBevoise, President and COO, CBS Interactive. “The build up to the show’s premiere led us to a record-setting month, week and ultimately day of sign-ups. The second week of the series has also exceeded our expectations and is a credit to the brilliant and dedicated work of the show’s entire creative team and cast. We can’t wait for fans to see what comes next for the U.S.S. Discovery and its crew.”

The first half of Discovery was originally supposed to come to a close on November 5 and take a break until the second half premiered in January 2018. Now, “Chapter One” of Season 1 will come to a close a week later than anticipated on November 12. This could mean even more run-ins with some hostile Klingons before the year is up.


Star Trek: Discovery is now streaming on CBS All-Access.

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