The upcoming Star Trek TV series will soon be enjoyed by Trekkies all around the world, as Netflix has announced it obtained exclusive international rights to 188 countries. The deal excludes the U.S. and Canada, where CBS and Bell Media have the rights, and will stream each episode of the series within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.
In addition to the big news, Netflix also has the rights to 727 episodes of previously aired Star Trek series, including the original series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise. These will be available on the streaming website towards the end of this year.
CBS Studios International president and CEO Armando Nuñez shared in a statement,
"The launch of the new Star Trek will truly be a global television event. This international partnership will provide fans around the world...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."
The first teaser of CBS' Star Trek series dropped in May, and will premiere in January 2017 with following episodes to air exclusively on the new streaming platform CBS All Access. No cast members have been revealed yet.
On the film's side, Star Trek Beyond hits theaters July 22, and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and the late Anton Yelchin. Ahead of both Star Trek releases, prep yourself by reading our complete guide to the anticipated film and watch a roundup of cosplayers from New York Comic Con below: