Netflix has signed a deal with CBS Studios International to bring the upcoming television revival of "Star Trek" to the streaming service in 188 countries, excluding the United States and Canada. Each new episode will be available 24 hours after its U.S. premiere on CBS All Access.
The agreement also brings the five existing franchise series -- “Star Trek: The Original Series,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise” – to Netflix by the end of this year.
“‘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,” Sean Carey, Netflix's vice president of global television, said in a statement. “The newest chapter of the story promises to continue the rich tradition of adventure and is sure to excite fans everywhere Netflix is available.”
Called "Star Trek," the latest incarnation of the TV series begins production in September in Toronto. Set for a January 2017 premiere, it marks the first time a new production of "Star Trek" has been on the small screen since 2005. The new series will premiere on CBS, with subsequent episodes debuting exclusively on CBS All Access, the network's digital video on demand subscription service.
Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman serve as executive producers.