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Amazon inks SVoD deal for new Star Trek

Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard

CBS Studios International and Amazon Prime Video have sealed a deal giving the streamer rights to the new Star Trek series in more than 200 territories.

The as-yet untitled series sees Sir Patrick Stewart reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on Star Trek: Next Generation. The series will follow this iconic character in the next chapter of his life.

The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman (Sleepy Hollow) is the exec producer of the series.

Under the multi-year agreement with CBS, each episode will be available on Amazon Prime Video within 24 hours of its US premiere, with the SVoD giant getting rights to the show in all territories outside the US and Canada.

In the US, the series will be available exclusively on CBS All Access, CBS’s direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, which is available on all major digital platforms including Amazon Prime Video Channels and Fire TV.

“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, VP of 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 catalogue 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 honour to welcome Sir Patrick Stewart back for what is sure to be another world-class extension of the historic franchise,” said Armando Nuñez, president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group.

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