Netflix scored the official rights to stream the upcoming CBS ‘Star Trek‘ TV series. Each episode is set to be available to Netflix members within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere in 188 countries.
The new ‘Star Trek’ production will begin filming on September while CBS is aiming for a January 2017 premiere. You can read the full scoop below.
LOS ANGELES and AMSTERDAM July 18, 2016 – Netflix and CBS Studios International today announced a landmark international licensing agreement for the new Star Trek television series. Netflix will be the exclusive premiere home of Star Trek in 188 countries (excluding the US and Canada). Each episode of the new series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.
Additionally, all 727 existing episodes of the iconic Star Trek television library including Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise will be available on Netflix around the world by the end of 2016.
The all-new Star Trek will begin production in Toronto in September for its January 2017 premiere. The iconic and influential global franchise will return to television for the first time since 2005 with a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation.
The launch of the new Star Trek will truly be a global television event, said Armando Nuñez, President and CEO, CBS Studios International. Star Trek is already a worldwide phenomenon and this international partnership will provide fans around the world, who have been craving a new series for more than a decade, the opportunity to see every episode virtually at the same time as viewers in the U.S. Thanks to our world-class partners at Netflix, the new Star Trek will definitely be hailing on all frequencies throughout the planet.
Star Trek is one of the most iconic shows in television history and were thrilled to partner with CBS to bring the beloved series to Trekkies around the world, said Sean Carey, Vice President of Global Television at Netflix. The newest chapter of the story promises to continue the rich tradition of adventure and is sure to excite fans everywhere Netflix is available.
In the U.S., the new Star Trek will launch with a special premiere episode on the CBS Television Network in January 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent episodes will then be available in the United States exclusively on CBS All Access, the Networks digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.