By now we are all aware of the brand new Star Trek show coming in January 2017 which is only accessible via the CBS app in the USA. Moments ago Netflix announced that they had acquired the rights to host the show exclusively in 188 countries (except from Canada and the US) on their own streaming service.
Each episode will be available to us all within 24 hours of it having been made available in the US and will join all 727 episodes of all of the other Star Trek shows that have been made available this month. Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deepspace Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise have all recently been added to the UK storefront and will be available everywhere else by the end of the year.
This marks an aggressive yet not unwelcome move from Netflix quite literally competing with traditional broadcasting now featuring its line of original programs such as the well-received Daredevil, the critically acclaimed Orange is the new Black and now a brand new Star Trek show to add to its roster. As an existing subscriber to the service I couldn’t be more excited at having Star Trek join these already stellar shows.
The new show will feature a brand new crew, a new ship and feature brand new missions all fitting in with the original concept set out by series creater Gene Roddenberry taking the series back to its roots.