Two years after being announced and having gone through numerous production delays, Star Trek: Discovery premiered last night all while garnering nearly 10 million viewers and ranking in a surge of new CBS All Access subscribers.
Considering that fans not only had to wait two years since Star Trek: Discovery’s announcement but with it also being the first Star Trek television show in twelve years, the show’s producer Alex Kurtzman insists that Trekkies won’t have to wait nearly as long for a possible second season as Kurtzman stressed to The Hollywood Reporter that we may not see the continuing adventures of the USS Discovery until “the early side of 2019.”
Although it is too early to tell whether or not Lieutenant Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and the crew of the USS Discovery will continue onwards towards another season, Kurtzman says that there are big plans in motion as far as whats next for the show:
“We have a larger picture for season two — if we’re lucky to get a season two order. 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.”
Kurtzman also revealed that the show will stray away from the CBS’s standard practice of a 22 episode season as since Star Trek: Discovery is on a streaming service, there is no obligation to fulfill a demanding series order:
“I always like less. I’d never do 22, that’d be a big mistake. If we get a second season, I’d like us to agree on a number in advance so we can make sure we are planning accordingly.”
Star Trek: Discovery episodes are set to be released through CBS All Access on a weekly basis for United States viewers, concluding in early 2018 after a short hiatus. The series will go up on Netflix an episode at a time for viewers outside of the United States. The show’s cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, Sam Vartholomeos, James Frain, Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo, Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman, Rainn Wilson, Kenneth Mitchell, Rekha Sharma, Damon Runyan, Clare McConnell, and Wilson Cruz.
5 Potential Marvel TV Shows To Rival HBO’s ‘Watchmen’
With news breaking that Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of both Lost and The Leftovers, is in talks to develop a Watchmen show for HBO, Marvel needs a new TV hit. Don’t get me wrong, I know Agents of Shield still has a huge following, but I stopped watching the Netflix shows during the second season of Daredevil. And FX’s Legion was just… okay for me. It’s not that I don’t love Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, but it’s not fair to put lower-tier characters like them in competition with a juggernaut like Watchmen.
HBO was clearly taking notes when Netflix started releasing their shows, so this seems like a great moment for Marvel to take some notes on their competition. If DC is going to churn out a Watchmen series, then Marvel needs to dig deep into their libraries to find stories worthy of being brought to the silver screen.
So hit Next to find out about five properties Marvel should consider adapting if they want to match HBO’s Watchmen.