Netflix Lands Exclusive International Rights for CBS's 'Star Trek' Series

Netflix is going where no man has gone before as it has landed the exclusive international rights for CBS's upcoming new Star Trek television series set to launch in 2017.

The company announced that it will have each new episode available for Netflix members in 188 countries, excluding the United States and Canada, within 24 hours of their US premiere on CBS. Episodes will be available online exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States and on CraveTV in Canada. In addition, Netflix has announced that the entire Star Trek catalog spanning all 727 existing episodes within the Star Trek television library including The Original Series, The Next GenerationDeep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise will be available around the globe on Netflix by the end of 2016. That will no doubt give you plenty of time to catch up before the new series' premiere in January. 

Production on the new Star Trek is set to begin in Toronto in September. Created and executive produced by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman, the show will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future seen in Gene Roddenberry's original creation.

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