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'Star Trek: Discovery' renewed for second season

Mutineer Michael Burnham and the crew of the Discovery will boldly go for more episodes in season 2.

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Star Trek fans are set to discover more "Star Trek: Discovery," as the show has been renewed for a second season.

Streaming service CBS All Access, home of the prequel show, has confirmed a second helping of "Discovery" after the first season prompted record numbers of subscribers to sign up to the paid service. Outside the US, the show is available on Netflix. (Disclosure: CBS is CNET's parent company.)

There's no date for season 2 yet. The first season is split into two sections, with the current run of episodes building to a climax on Nov. 12. The second chapter begins in January. 

"Discovery" is set shortly before the events of the original Star Trek series, and follows Vulcan-raised mutineer Michael Burnham fighting a war with the Klingons aboard the titular starship. Here are some of the burning questions the show has us speculating about.

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