It has been 12 years since Star Trek last left our television screens, but as of Sunday night, it returned in a big way with a brand new series - Star Trek: Discovery. If you ask us, the show delivered, but it sounds as though fans may be in for another long wait when it comes to a potential second season.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, executive producer Alex Kurtzman revealed that, should Star Trek: Discovery be renewed for a second season, it most likely won't arrive until 2019. However, he also mentioned that the story threads for a new season have already been laid out.
"We have a larger picture for season two — if we’re lucky to get a season two order," said Kurtzman. "As you’re breaking the season you get a bunch of ideas you love and realize they won’t fit in this season, so you put them on index cards and up on the board. We have a bunch of those as well as a big idea that emerged mid-to-late-season one for something we want to do for season two. That’s now become the spine of what we want to do for season two. We have an emotional compass pointing toward a big idea for a second season. But given the scope of this thing, we’re also focused on finishing strong."
In the same interview, Kurtzman also expressed willingness to have former showrunner Bryan Fuller to come in and write an episode of the show down the line. He also addressed the show's many delays, revealing that the initial release date just wasn’t realistic for a show that takes three-to-four months to produce an effects heavy episode from start to finish.
While it is way too early to say for certain that Star Trek: Discovery will get a renewal, we are hopeful that the series will stick around and bring the series back to TV for years to come.
What do you think, Infinite Earths fans?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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