Star Trek: Discovery leaves Netflix tonight before heading to Paramount Plus
Paramount Plus recovers its Star Trek: Discovery Netflix series, where it has aired for three seasons to international viewers.
The series lived on Paramount Plus (vs. Season 4 of Discovery had already debuted on Paramount Plus in the US, CTV Sci-Fi Channel, and Netflix elsewhere on Nov. 18.
The show will leave Netflix at 00:00 PT in regions where it was previously available to stream. (It will remain on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi channel and air on Crave in Canada.) All seasons of the show will be available to international viewers in 2022, the company confirmed to The edge. Deadline earlier reported the news.
The plan to reclaim some of its intellectual property comes as the company focuses on broader international expansion heading into next year.
“As we rapidly expand our global streaming footprint, we are bringing more of our best titles to ViacomCBS for Paramount + markets around the world,” said Kelly Day, president of streaming for ViacomCBS Networks International, in a statement. “We have a strong pipeline of global and local content that positions us to be successful in our regions and repatriate beloved series like Star Trek: Discovery for Paramount + is another step forward as we bring fans more must-see shows around the world.
According to the company, Star Trek: Discovery will be available internationally to Paramount Plus subscribers in 2022 in regions where the service is currently available. Paramount Plus is currently available in 25 countries, but plans to expand to 45 markets by the end of next year.
Uniting – for the most part – its Discovery However, the series in a single hub for an international audience doesn’t quite resolve the fractured state of Star Trek’s sprawling library. Star Trek: Picard will still be on Amazon for streamers outside of Canada and the United States. As indicated, Star Trek: Discovery will continue to air on non-Paramount Plus channels in Canada. And finally, Star Trek: Lower Bridges will remain on Amazon outside of Latin America, Canada, and the United States.