Time to sign-up for an Amazon Prime account, it’s been announced that Patrick Stewart’s new solo-Picard vehicle in the Star Trek universe will not follow fellow series Discovery to Netflix.
As announced that Deadline Amazon has signed the exclusive global rights to the CBS produced series. The direct-to-consumer platform will air the series in more than 200 countries and territories outside of the U.S. and Canada.
It has been confirmed that, much like the deal for Star Trek: Discovery on Netflix, the show will air on Amazon globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.
“There’s only one word that can begin to describe Sir Patrick Stewart as Starship Commander Jean-Luc Picard, and that’s ‘legendary,’” said Kurtzman. “We are thrilled beyond measure to have him back in command, bringing the optimistic messages of Star Trek to audiences around the world.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with CBS to bring the newest edition of the storied Star Trek franchise to our international Amazon Prime Video customers,” said Brad Beale, Vice President, Worldwide Content Licensing for Amazon Prime Video. “With the incredible Sir Patrick Stewart returning as the beloved Jean-Luc Picard, we’re excited we can give ‘Trek’ fans both old and new the opportunity to see him back in action. It’s a terrific addition to our already robust catalog of exclusive Amazon Prime Video content.”
“For 50 years, the Star Trek series have been a global sensation, spanning generations and audiences of all ages. It’s an honor to welcome Sir Patrick Stewart back for what is sure to be another world-class extension of the historic franchise,” added Armando Nuñez, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Global Distribution Group. “We look forward to working with the team at Amazon Prime Video to bring this next chapter of the incredible Star Trek franchise to its passionate international fan base.”
The as-yet-untitled series is set to star Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera Michelle Hurd and Evan Evagora and will debut on CBS All Access sometime in the not-too-distant future.