Netflix to air new Star Trek series in Kenya, 24 hours after US premiere

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The new series of Star Trek will premiere in 2017.

Netflix and CBS Studios International have announced that the on-demand service will be the exclusive premiere home of “Star Trek” in 188 countries (excluding the US and Canada) with each episode of the new series available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.

In addition, all 727 existing episodes of the iconic “Star Trek” television library – including “Star Trek: The Original Series”, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”, “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Enterprise” will be available on Netflix worldwide by the end of the year.

New Star Trek TV series

The all-new “Star Trek” series is scheduled will begin production in Toronto this September ahead of its January 2017 premiere. Returning to television screens for the first time since 2005, the series will include a new ship, new characters and new missions, “while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation.”

“The launch of the new Star Trek will truly be a global television event.

“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 U.S. Thanks to our world-class partners at Netflix, the new Star Trek will definitely be ‘hailing on all frequencies’ throughout the planet.”

– Armando Nuñez, President and CEO, CBS Studios International

In the United States, the new “Star Trek” will launch with a special premiere episode on the CBS Television Network in January 2017 and marks the first original series developed for U.S. distribution on CBS All Access.

“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.

“The newest chapter of the story promises to continue the rich tradition of adventure and is sure to excite fans everywhere Netflix is available.” – Sean Carey, Vice President of Global Television at Netflix

Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller are co-creators and executive producers for the new “Star Trek,” based on Gene Roddenberry’s original series. Fuller launched his career writing for “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager.” Kurtzman is co-writer and producer of the blockbuster films “Star Trek” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

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The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg & Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers.

Star Trek Beyond

The latest big screen outing for the crew of the USS Enterprise is Star Trek Beyond, which is the third movie in the J.J. Abrams series and directed by Fast and the Furious’ Justin Lin.

Idris Elba joins the cast for this latest movie in a villainous role alongside regulars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and John Cho.