If you’re a Star Trek fan, I hope you don’t have anything on your social calendar for 2017. Not only has Netflix secured the rights to stream CBS’s new upcoming Star Trek series in 188 countries world (excluding the US and Canada), but they’ve also announced that they will be making available all 727 episodes from the Trek universe’s favorite series.
By the end of 2016, you’ll be able to binge-watch Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise in their entirety in countries all over the world. CBS’s new series, which begins filming in Toronto this September and which will premiere in January, will be made available on Netflix internationally 24 hours after their original airing.
US trekkies will still have to tune in to CBS or CBS All Access to get their fix for new Star Trek episodes. Canada fans will have the benefit of watching the show on CraveTV if they feel so inclined.
CBS Studios International president and CEO Armando Nuñez said that “the launch of the new Star Trek will truly be a global television event. This international partnership will provide fans around the world… 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.”
What are your thoughts regarding Netflix serving as the international conduit to bring the final frontier to fans worldwide? Let us know if you’re excited or concerned about the new series in the comments below!