Netflix to stream CBS’s new Star Trek series in 188 countries
Netflix have just announced a deal with that will see CBDS’s new Star Trek show stream on their service within 24 hours of it’s U.S. premiere. The show will be made available in 188 countries (exclusing the U.S. and Canada), which is amazing news for trekkies across the globe. In the U.S. the new series will launch with a special premiere on CBS in January 2017 and then the the premiere and all subsequent episodes will be available in the U.S. on CBS’s new streaming service ‘CBS All Access’.
“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.”
The new series of Star Trek is set to begin production this septemeber in Toronto ahead of it’s January 2017 premiere. The new series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions while embracing the ideologoies that intially set Star Trek apart from it’s competition.
Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller are co-creators and executive producers for the new “Star Trek,” based on Gene Roddenberry’s original series. Fuller launched his career writing for “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager.” Kurtzman is co-writer and producer of the blockbuster films “Star Trek” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
As an added bonus for all of you trekkies (myself included) Netflix and CBS have also reached a deal which will see all 727 exisiting episodes of Star Trek (Original Series, TNG, DS9, Voyager & Enterpise) available to stream, around the world on Netflix by the end of 2016.
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