The new Star Trek TV series will air on Netflix

A deal has been put in place for Star Trek to stream worldwide

Well, it turns out that airing quality original programming like Orange Is The New Black, House Of Cards, Master Of None and Bojack Horseman was just the beginning for Netflix. Now, they are being chosen as the platform for the biggest new series, as evidenced by the recent decision that Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman’s new Star Trek TV series – due out in early 2017 – will air worldwide (with the exception of the US and Canada) on the online streaming streaming service.

The deal will see the new series air on Netflix the day after it has done so on CBS in the US in what has to mark as a landmark deal – we don’t even know who’s directing it, or who the cast is yet (although we’re sure that this will chance at San Diego Comic Con later this week), yet the level of confidence that has been levelled the show’s way certainly has to bode well. A similar deal was recently reached with The CW for Arrow and The Flash, but these are existing shows with established fanbases (well, we suppose that Star Trek is too, but hey ho) – this is a new one, and it’s a first for Netflix to get hold of something like this.

When it begins to air, it will join all the other Star Trek shows and movies on Netflix – which we (and you, we’re sure) are currently working our way feverishly through once more. Who needs an excuse to rewatch Season 3 of The Next Generation? With the 50th anniversary imminent, it’s definitely a great time to be a Star Trek fan.

The new Star Trek TV series will air on Netflix worldwide from January 2017. You can download Star Trek: The Complete Manual from now. For all the latest movie news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.