Netflix has taken the global streaming rights to the new Star Trek tv series it has been announced.
The new ‘as yet untitled’ tv show is being developed by the brilliant Bryan Fuller, who started his career on Deep Space 9, before moving on to shows such as Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies and Hannibal. The series will follow a new crew, feature new worlds and new stories, and the 13 episode first season will consist of one serialised story.
Netflix Global Television VP Sean Carey described the series as “one of the most iconic shows in television history,” adding that this new take “promises to continue the rich tradition of adventure and is sure to excite fans everywhere Netflix is available.”
The deal allows Netflix to stream the show in 188 territories under it’s ‘Netflix Original Series’ brand. That excluding US where it will air on CBS All Access, and Canada where Bell Media own the broadcast rights.
The new Star Trek show is due to arrive in 2017, and will be available on Netflix UK less than 24hrs after the US.