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New Star Trek series heading to Netflix

July 18th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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With many fans not terribly happy about the new Star Trek series airing on CBS All Access (here) it looks like the show will now be much more accessible for the fans by moving to… Netflix!

Variety are reporting that Netflix has signed an international licensing agreement with CBS to be the exclusive home of the new Star Trek television series in 188 countries.

They also report that “The deal does not include the U.S. and Canada, where CBS and Bell Media, respectively, have the rights. Each episode of the series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.”

Armando Nunez, president and CEO at CBS Studios says that the show and Netflix are a natural match: “The launch of the new ‘Star Trek’ will truly be a global television event. ‘Star Trek’ is 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.”

As per the press release: The franchise will return to television for the first time since 2005 with a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation

This is great news with Netflix now the home of Star Trek, having recently added the original series, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise and all the movies.

Looks like the Trek fan in your life will need Netflix pretty soon…

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….