There's been talk about a new Star Trek series for quite awhile now and yes, it has finally been confirmed that the next Star Trek TV show will be exclusively premiering on Netfflix (except in the US and Canada) after the streaming company signed a licensing agreement with CBS Studios International. It will be shown in 188 countries, with each episode available within 24 hours of showing in the US.
Besides the new show, the 727 existing episodes from the Star Trek TV library will soon be available on Netflix by the end of 2016. Rejoice all you Star Trek fans as the binging will soon commence.
As for details on the show itself, it will start production in Toronto this September, and is expected to premiere in January 2017. There will apparently be all new characters, missions and yes, a new ship.
CBS will premiere the episodes in the US on its CBS All Access channel, its digital subscription and streaming service and will be the channel's first original series developed for US distribution.
On deck to man the show are Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller as co-creators and executive producers, while the series will be produced by CBS Television Studios. Kurtzman was co-writer and producer of the first two Star Trek reboots Star Trek and Star Trek into Darkness while Fuller cut his writing chops on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.
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.” Also executive producing are Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg & Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth.