The all-new Star Trek TV series is heading to Netflix, with the streaming TV service securing exclusive rights to the series in 188 countries excluding the US and Canada.
Each episode will be available within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.
The series is being overseen by Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Bryan Fuller, as well as Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod and Roddenberry Entertainment COO Trevor Roth.
Netflix’s acquisition of the series follows the arrival of each of the franchise’s previous TV incarnations on the service earlier this month and makes the service Star Trek’s international home.
“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 Trek will launch with a special premiere episode on the CBS Television Network in January 2017.