Netflix has announced plans today to stream the new CBS Star Trek series around the world to 188 countries, within 24 hours of the first television airing.
The series, which is set to be a reimagining of the classic sci-fi series, with new characters, ships and missions is due to go into production in Toronto shortly in preparation for a January 2017 premiere on the American channel. Each episode will then be available twenty-four hours after thanks to the online viewing service, Netflix.
In addition, Netflix have also announced that by the end of 2016, all original series of Star Trek will be available to view on their services; a total of seven-hundred and twenty-seven episodes.
Speaking about the series, Armando Nuñez, President and CEO, CBS Studios International stated: “The launch of the new ‘Star Trek’ will truly be a global television event” before excitedly adding, “‘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 Star Trek is set to premiere with a special episode in January 2017. Watch the trailer for the series below: