Netflix nabs new Star Trek

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Netflix has nabbed the international rights to Star Trek, screening in 188 countries outside of the US and Canada.

Each episode of the new series will be available within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.

Production begins in Toronto in September for a January 2017 premiere, rebooted with a new ship, new characters and new missions.

The series is produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout, Living Dead Guy Productions, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller, who launched his career writing for Deep Space Nine and Voyager, are co-creators. Kurtzman, Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg & Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers.

“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.”

Sean Carey, Vice President of Global Television at Netflix said, “Star Trek is one of the most iconic shows in television history and we’re thrilled to partner with CBS to bring the beloved series to Trekkies around the world.

“The newest chapter of the story promises to continue the rich tradition of adventure and is sure to excite fans everywhere Netflix is available.”

Netflix also confirmed all 727 existing episodes of the Star Trek television library – including Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise will be available by the end of 2016.

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