CBS’ new Star Trek series will be streamed worldwide via Netflix to Trekkies around the globe. Netflix will make the episodes available in 188 countries (excluding Canada and the US) within 24 hours of their premiere in the US. The sci-fi series marks the first show actually developed for CBS All Access, the network’s digital subscription service. The first episode of the new Star Trek will debut on CBS in January 2017, with the remaining episodes available in the US exclusively on CBS All Access.
Trekkies will also find be able to find every episode of all Star Trek television shows including the original series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise on Netflix by the end of 2016.
Filming’s expected to begin on the new Star Trek series in September. Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Heroes, and writer on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager) and Alex Kurtzman (co-writer and producer of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness) co-created the series and are executive producing along with Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts, and Heather Kadin.
“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 we’re 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.”