When CBS announced the STAR TREK series for 2017 would land on streaming network CBS All Access, the rest of the world wondered how it would view the first new Star Trek series in well over a decade. Thankfully, CBS have announced that Netflix has secured the rights to stream the show in 188 countries, not including the US and Canada of course. Each episode is said to debut within 24 hours of its US premiere. So for the first time in years, Australia will receive new Star Trek episodes within a reasonable time frame.
Here in Australia, Netflix secured Star Trek, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise for streaming in July. Netflix has also committed to have the complete back-catalogue on the streaming service by the end of 2016.
Bryan Fuller will be the showrunner on the series, having previously been a writer on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. Vincenzo Natali will serve as the producing director, although he is not directing the first episode. The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with executive prodcuer Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout. Kurtzman and Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry (son of Gene), and Trevor Roth, the COO of Roddenberry Entertainment, will also serve as executive producers. Kurtzman is also an executive producer for the hit CBS television series Scorpion and Limitless, along with Kadin and Orci, and for Hawaii Five-0 with Orci.
The series begins production in early 2017.