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New Star Trek Series Finds International Home at Netflix

CBS’ new Star Trek series is boldly going global by way of a little company called Netflix.

The streaming giant has acquired exclusive international rights to Bryan Fuller’s in-the-works Star Trek series, a deal which will beam the anticipated project to 188 countries (excluding the U.S. and Canada) 24 hours of its stateside premiere. In Canada, meanwhile, the series will be available on Bell Media.

Star Trek episodes will unspool weekly on CBS All Access after initially launching with a two-hour episode on CBS in January 2017. According to CBS, “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.”

Another facet of the big CBS-Netflix deal: All 727 existing episodes of the Star Trek television library – including Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise — will be available on Netflix globally by the end of 2016.

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  1. Rock Golf says:

    So Canadians can’t access CBS All Access, and we don’t get the series on Netflix Canada.

    Do we get to see it at all?

    • Pedro says:

      Canada’s Bell Media will offer the new Star Trek on linear and subscription VOD in English and French.

      These episodes will appear simultaneously with the U.S. release.

      It also licensed the Star Trek library.

      • canadian ninja says:

        It’ll be on Space & Crave. I think the Innerspace guys said it would premiere on CTV then move to Space. I assume Crave would get the full season only after it aired on the network.

    • Pedro says:

      Bell Media will have it in Canada.

    • Dick Whitman says:

      Do you even read, bro?

  2. A. D. says:

    So Everyone except us gets it on Netflix…that sucks that I would have to pay for yet another streaming service.

    • Big Mike says:

      -Wait until each episode is available.
      -Sign up for free trial.
      -Binge the series.
      -Cancel CBS All Access.

      You’re welcome

      • Jennifer says:

        will it allow a 2nd free trial? what if you’ve already done that? And then Season 2, etc? That’s why i was wondering if it would eventually be on Netflix USA

        • nerdrage says:

          Or, just pay the $6 for the month (or $12 for the ad-free tier that no doubt will be offered) for the whole season jeezus people it’s a tiny amount of money and everyone is freaking the hell out about this.

      • Jennifer says:

        Or, if you don’t have the time to binge?

      • BrightLight says:

        That’s exactly what my friend is planning to do with the Good Wife spinoff LOL

  3. Blake says:

    Chances are it is going to air on a Canadian channel at the same time as the USA, don’t freak out!

  4. Marc says:

    So in the US, we will have to pay for yet another streaming service in order to watch, while the rest of the world gets the pleasure of viewing it on Netflix? Thanks, but noooooooo

  5. wappy says:

    Nice we can see this with Netflix in the Netherlands, cant wait for it.

  6. Jennifer says:

    So not fair. I won’t pay for ANOTHER streaming service. Will it ever be available on Netflix USA? Maybe after the season is over?

    • nerdrage says:

      It will be available on Netflix USA when CBS All Access fails for good and Les Moonves throws in the towel. But he’s gonna be stubborn about it, so this will take years.

  7. Tom Hunter says:

    You don’t HAVE TO pay for a streaming service. You don’t HAVE TO watch the series at all. It all depends on how much you WANT TO see the show. There is no guarantee that we should get everything we want FREE.

    True story.

    • David4 says:

      I don’t think anyone here says they want it for free, everyone wants to be treated equality when the rest of the world gets it on Netflix for $10ish North Americans are expected to shell out for another service on an app that barely functions.

    • Tom says:

      Yeah, the complaint is we’ll have to add another streaming service, which most of us don’t have, on top of netflix, which most of us have, to watch a show we WANT to watch. Provided it’s in the proper universe

  8. R.O.B. says:

    LOL – CBS must be kidding itself if they think we’re going to pay them a monthly fee equivalent to Netflix but for just one show.

    • David Graf says:

      You are right. I’ll pay for Netflix but I won’t pay more to just watch one show on all access especially since my cable provider is going to make it easier to access Netflix.

  9. Tom says:

    Yes that’s nice for my global friends and all, but tell us what universe it’s set in already! WE WANT TO KNOW!

  10. kmayne says:

    In Canada CTV will carry the 1st episode and then it will move to our SCIFI channel SPACE.

    • Rebecca says:

      Space is a good fit for the show to air. Space is available with most service providers in Canada (not on the basic Tier but not the most expensive one either). I admit I will on occasion sit down and watch the Star Trek TNG/Voyager reruns that air in the afternoon. I didn’t know Bell Media owned Star Trek rights but I will have to remember to watch live as I don’t subscribe to their streaming service or have a PVR and I highly doubt it will be available on the Space TV app or website after. But at least Canada will have access.

  11. lrdslvrhnd says:

    727 eps? Crivens! Too bad the Animated Series is specifically not mentioned.

  12. Kgband64 says:

    Netflix needs to start streaming all Star Trek content in HD.

  13. Mad Hobbit says:

    while it is in their rights to make this a pay streaming service show, it is in my rights to ignore it. doing the drug pusher sales pitch. the first bag is free you pay for the rest. having the first episode on free tv and then pay service is the same. plus the show killing rules they have posted for youtube videos is the second nail in the coffin for me. I grew up on ST,watched it in the 60s, been on two st cruises. and enjoyed the 4 series, this will not be for me,again they are in their rights,just as it is my right not to watch

  14. kdsfnklsfn says:

    if they don’t stick to the no money no religion core of STNG, i’m not watching