Alex Kurtzman’s much anticipated Star Trek TV series will be exclusively available to viewers outside the US and Canada via Netflix.
The streaming service has secured exclusive global rights to the series which will debut in the US on CBS All Access next January. A trailer released earlier this year said the show would feature new crews, new villains, new heroes and new worlds.
No-US and Canadian fans will be able to see each episode within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.
As well as Kurtzman, the series is being overseen by Alex Heather Kadin, 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.”