Star Trek: Discovery is already looking to go boldly into Seasons 2, 3, 4 and beyond, within an ongoing serialized structure.
However, the CBS All Access series was originally envisioned as a serialized anthology, with each season telling a new contained story from the Star Trek universe, EW reports:
The Hannibal and Pushing Daisies showrunner initially wasn’t envisioning a single Trek series, but multiple serialized anthology shows that would begin with Star Trek: Discovery (a prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series), journey through the eras of Captain James T. Kirk and Captain Jean Luc Picard, and then go beyond to a time in Trek that’s never been seen before.
“The original pitch was to do for science-fiction what American Horror Story had done for horror,” Fuller says. “It would platform a universe of Star Trek shows.”
Both serialized frameworks provide ample opportunity for multiple seasons of Star Trek: Discovery, but which do you prefer?
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 and potentially beyond…