CBS ‘Star Trek’ Will Be Available on Netflix Internationally
The future of Star Trek may not divide humanity by nations of Earth, but back in the 21st century, CBS All-Access subscribers in the U.S. may have reason to envy abroad. The new Star Trek series will be made available on Netflix in international markets, with new episodes streaming shortly after their premiere.
Per Deadline, where CBS All-Access and Canada’s Bell Media will host new episodes of Bryan Fuller’s Star Trek series on a weekly basis, Netflix has officially picked up international rights to the series. Subscribers in 188 countries will have access to new episodes within 24 hours of their North American debut, while the 727 episodes of five prior series should be made available by the end of the year.
Shooting in Toronto this fall, with further details to arrive at Comic-Con 2016, the new 13-episode Star Trek was also said to return to the timeline previously rebooted by J.J. Abrams’ film series, as well to be “heavily serialized” with a new, non-Enterprise ship. Reports of Klingon antagonists or a Mirror Universe association remain unsubstantiated for now.
Bryan Fuller will headline the new streaming iteration of Star Trek as co-creator and executive producer, while Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer has also joined alongside Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod, fan-favorite Voyager novel alum Kirsten Beyer, franchise vet Joe Menosky and Heroes writer Aron Coleite. So reads the initial synopsis for the series, which debuts on CBS in January 2017 before moving to All-Access:
The brand-new “Star Trek” will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.
Additional details will emerge soon, but what should we expect from the new streaming Star Trek?
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