Netflix have announced that it will air the new Star Trek TV series – just 24 hours after it’s US TV transmission.
The streaming service will bring the hotly-anticipated new series to 188 countries around the world, including the UK, though the US and Canada will not get it, as the show will premiere on CBS in America, before moving to the network’s online CBS All Access service, where presumably Canadian viewers will get to see it.
Netflix UK have recently added every Star Trek series ever made to it’s streaming catalogue.
In a statement, CBS Studio International president and CEO Armando Nuñez said;
“The launch of the new Star Trek will truly be a global television event. 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 US. Thanks to our world-class partners at Netflix, the new Star Trek will definitely be ‘hailing on all frequencies’ throughout the planet.”
Alex Kutzmann, who co-wrote the 2009 Star Trek film and sequel Star Trek Into Darkness is executive producer, while Deep Space Nine and Voyager writer Bryan Fuller is on board as showrunner.
The series will star filming in September, for a January 2017 premiere.