Updated: July 19, 2016 7:20:12 pm
The world’s leading internet television network, Netflix, announced a landmark international licensing agreement with CBS Studios International for the new Star Trek television series. Netflix will be the exclusive premiere home of Star Trek in 188 countries (excluding the US and Canada).
The television library of the Star Trek has a complete collection of 727 episodes which include Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise. They will be aired globally by the end of 2016. Their iconic return to television will take place for the first time since 2005. This time, they are introducing new characters, new ships with a new mission but will stick to the same ideology of the story.
We’re guessing it might be a lot like the series Sherlock, which is not an authentic work of Arthur Conan Doyle, but stays faithful in term of spirit.
“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 US. Thanks to our world-class partners at Netflix, the new Star Trek will definitely be ‘hailing on all frequencies’ throughout the planet.”
“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,” said Sean Carey, Vice President of Global Television at Netflix. “The newest chapter of the story promises to continue the rich tradition of adventure and is sure to excite fans everywhere Netflix is available.”
Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller will be the co-creators and executive producers for the new Star Trek, based on Gene Roddenberry’s original series.
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