Netflix to stream new Star Trek TV series in the UK
Netflix has bought the rights to stream the upcoming Star Trek TV revival exclusively in the UK.
The new series, which will air on CBS and on-demand service CBS All Access in the US, has been commissioned for thirteen episodes and will begin filming in Toronto in September.
It is being helmed by Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller and reports indicate that it will be set in the original Trek universe at some point between The Original Series and The Next Generation.
As well as receiving exclusive rights to the UK release, Netflix has also bought rights to air the show in 87 other countries.
Each episode is expected to be available within 24 hours of the US broadcast.
To get Trekkies ready for the new series, Netflix has made all previous episodes of the hit franchise – from The Original Series to Enterprise – available for streaming now on the service.