The new “Star Trek” series will be going boldly around the globe with Netflix. This morning, the streaming service (or, as it likes to call itself, “the world’s leading Internet television network”) announced that it has closed a deal with CBS Studios International to be the home of the show in 188 countries, excluding the U.S. and Canada.
In the U.S., the new “Star Trek” will debut its first episode on CBS’ linear TV network in January 2017. The premiere and all subsequent episodes will then be available in the U.S. exclusively on CBS All Access, the network’s digital SVOD and live streaming service.
In Canada, Bell Media will be the linear TV and SVOD home of the series.
The episodes will premiere simultaneously in the U.S. in Canada, and Netflix will make them available in the rest of the world within 24 hours of their U.S. premieres.
Launched in October 2014, CBS All Access lets users watch select episodes of current and past CBS programming on demand without a cable subscription, as well as stream their local CBS stations live, for $5.99 a month. Last November, the new “Star Trek” series was announced as the first series to be produced for U.S. distribution exclusively on CBS All Access.
Co-created and executive produced by Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller, the series will feature new characters seeking out new worlds and new civilizations, inspired by Gene Roddenberry’s original “Star Trek” series, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1969. Fuller began his career writing for the spin-off series “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager.” Kurtzman co-wrote and produced the original franchise’s big screen reboots “Star Trek” (2009) with Roberto Orci and “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013) with Orci and Damon Lindelof.
The series is being produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will also serve as executive producers.
The series will be shot at Pinewood Toronto Studios.