Netflix announced today that it will be streaming the new Star Trek series that CBS announced last year.
The series will air exclusively on Netflix across the world, 24 hours after the U.S. premiere. Along with the new series, all 727 episodes of the Star Trek TV collection will also be available on Netflix by the end of 2016.
“The launch of the new ‘Star Trek’ will truly be a global television event,” said Armando Nuñez, President and CEO, CBS Studios International. “‘Star Trek’ is already 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.”
The new series, with all new characters and events is created by Alex Kurtzman who helmed Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, and Bryan Fuller who co-wrote and produced the hit films Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness.
It will begin production in Toronto in September and this willl be the first time Star Trek returns to television since 2005.