While cheering continued expansions of the CBS All Access streaming platform tonight, the digital arm of the broadcast network has announced that the first half of Star Trek: Discovery‘s first season will last through November 12, a week past the original November 5 schedule, with a new press release.
“CBS ALL ACCESS” SETS ANOTHER RECORD HIGH FOR WEEKLY SUBSCRIBER SIGN-UPS
The First Three Episodes of “Star Trek: Discovery” Push CBS All Access into Warp Speed, Surpassing the Record Set the Previous Week Leading into the Series Premiere
NEW YORK – Oct. 3, 2017 – CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, today announced that its latest original series, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, has pushed the service to a new record high for subscriber sign-ups in a single week. This builds on the momentum and previous record the series set around its Sept. 24 premiere which marked a record-breaking day, week and month for the service.
“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.”
Earlier this year, the series was expanded from a 13 to 15-episode inaugural season, and now rather than an 8-and-7 season split, this early run of episodes will conclude November 12 for the winter break.
As previously announced, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will air in two chapters. The eight-episode-long first chapter of the series will now be increased to nine episodes, with the final episode of chapter one debuting on Sunday, Nov. 12. The second chapter, featuring the remaining six episodes, will return in January 2018.
Meanwhile, two more episode titles have been revealed due to published television listings, with the rest of 2017’s schedule looking like this for the next six weeks:
– October 8: “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry”
– October 15: “Choose Your Pain”
– October 22: “Lethe”
– October 29: Episode 107
– November 5: Episode 108
– November 12: Episode 109
For those curious, “Lethe” comes from classical Greek, where the literally means “oblivion”, “forgetfulness”, or “concealment”.
As we learned from “Battle at the Binary Stars,” Klingon leader T’Kuvma was named as the inventor of the Sarcophagus ship’s surprise cloaking device; this title could be a clue towards that end of the Discovery storyline.
Star Trek: Discovery airs weekly on CBS All Access, Space, and Netflix around the world.