New Star Trek TV show finds home on Netflix in UK


The new Star Trek TV show is set to streamed exclusively on Netflix in the UK.

On top of that, Bryan Fuller's sci-fi reboot will be available on the streaming service just 24 hours after its premiere on CBS All Access in the US.

Netflix announced today that the original series will begin airing in the UK and Ireland on January 1 2017 with a special premiere episode.

Filming begins in September in Toronto for the new show, which promises "new ship, new characters and new missions", although little is currently known about casting.

Bryan, the man behind shows Hannibal and upcoming American Gods, said there will be 13 episodes in the first series.

This is the first time the franchise will have had a TV makeover since 2005.

Bryan Fuller is showrunner on the 2017 Star Trek series (Nina Prommer/AP/PA)

In anticipation, Netflix UK has made available all 727 existing episodes of the Star Trek back catalogue, from the Original Series to Star Trek: Enterprise so there's plenty to fill fans' days until January.

The streaming service will have exclusive rights to the new TV show in 188 countries in total.

Sean Carey, vice president of global television at Netflix, said: "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."