Netflix and CBS Studios International have reached a licensing agreement for the new "Star Trek" television series.
Netflix will be the exclusive streaming distributor in 188 countries (excluding the U.S. and Canada). Each episode of the new series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.
All 727 existing "Star Trek" episodes, 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 on Netflix globally by the end of year.
The new "Star Trek" will begin production in Toronto in September for its January 2017 premiere on CBS – the franchise’s return to primetime television since 2005 with a new ship, new characters and new missions.
In the U.S., the new “Star Trek” will bow with a special premiere episode on CBS in January 2017. The episode and all subsequent episodes will be available domestically exclusively on streaming service CBS All Access.
Separately, Paramount Pictures, which holds Star Trek theatrical rights, has approved the production of a fourth movie. Star Trek Beyond launches theatrically July 22.