Star wars celebration may have been the big thing this weekend, but Trekkies have something else to look forward to! With Star Trek: Beyond having its UK premiere this week with its UK release this Friday coming.

It’s been a while since it was announced that along with more star trek movies on their way, CBS studios International was in the process of formalising the production of a new Star Trek series to be aired on their channels. Today (the 18th of July) it’s as been announced via the Star Trek website that  CBS international has signed a licensing agreement with Netflix allowing them to air the episodes within 24 hours of the US premiere.

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Furthermore, all of the franchises 727 episodes will be available for viewing on Netflix by the end of the year.

As stated in the original reveal announcement, the new series will start production in Toronto, Canada this September ahead of its January 2017 release. CBS plans on airing  the first episode on their TV platform, then show every subsequent episode on their digital subscription service 'CBS All Access' that have been pushing this year. The service is $5.99 a month.

If this series is anything like its predecessors, Star Trek: Enterprise and the current set of Movies, Gene Roddenberry (the original creator) will be overjoyed and so will existing and newer fans. It has been reported that the show will feature many new characters, missions and Ships. Hopefully, some well know characters will return or be mentioned, also that some of these new ships are some of the ships seen in the Online Game as none of the new ships and variants made for the game have not yet made canon appearances in the seasons or movies as of yet.

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Comic book publisher IDW has been running several series set in the movie continuity including Starfleet academy which has recently started, several cross overs with Green Lantern, Doctor Who and Planet of the apes. All worth a read if you are in to comics or not.

For more details: http://www.idwpublishing.com/star-trek/

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