Nearly 200 countries around the world will be able to explore TV’s most-anticipated show about the final frontier, as Netflix has announced that it has secured international streaming rights to CBS’ upcoming Star Trek TV series.
The streaming service will partner with the network to provide streaming playback of the new show in 188 countries. Each new episode will be available within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere. Unfortunately, the partnership excludes Canada and the United States, forcing stateside Netflix subscribers to consider signing up for CBS’ new standalone streaming service, All Access, to see the new series.
In addition to access to the new show, Netflix subscribers will be able to enjoy each and every historic episode of the multiple Star Trek TV series — all 727 of them — by the end of this year. The inclusion of the older catalog will also be available to Netflix subscribers in the U.S. and Canada.
“The launch of the new Star Trek will truly be a global television event,” said CBS CEO Armando Nuñez in a statement about the new show. “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.”
The new Star Trek series is set to begin filming in Toronto soon, and will be the first new TV series in the popular sci-fi universe since 2005. CBS promises a new ship, characters, and missions, while adding that the new show will embrace “the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation,” according to a press release.
The new show is unique in that it will feature one extended mission with one crew for each season, so each new season will showcase new members of the Starfleet family.