Netflix and CBS Studios International have today (July 18) announced an international licensing agreement for the upcoming Star Trek television series, with the streaming service becoming the home for the show in 188 countries, excluding America and Canada.

Each episode of the new series is going to be available across the globe within 24 hours of premiering in the US and additionally, all 727 existing episodes of the original television series, 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 on Netflix around the world by the end of 2016.

The all-new series of Star Trek is going to begin production this coming September in Toronto for a premiere in January, 2017.

Armando Nuñez, President and CEO at CBS Studios International comments: "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 US. Thanks to our world-class partners at Netflix, the new Star Trek will definitely be 'hailing on all frequencies' throughout the planet."

Sean Carey, Vice President of Global Television at Netflix adds: "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."

Star Trek will launch in the US with a special premiere on the CBS Television Network next year, with the first episode and all those that follow available in the US exclusively on CBS All Access - it's the first original series created for US distribution on the platform.

Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller are co-creators and executive producers for the series, based on the original by Gene Roddenberry.

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.

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