Amazon Prime Video will be the home of exclusive streaming of the new series, still untitled, of Star Trek, by Jean-Luc Picard, in more than 200 countries and territories, outside the USA and Canada. Under agreement with the CBS, each episode will be available on Amazon Prime Video 24h after it airs in the U.S. The joint announcement was made today by CBS Studios International and Amazon Prime Video.
The new series of Star Trek count with Sir Patrick Stewart reliving his role as the respectable Jean-Luc Picard, who he played for seven years in Star Trek: Next Generation. The series will accompany the iconic character in a new phase of his life.
“There is only one word that can describe Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard and he is ‘legendary’“Said the series’s executive producer, Alex Kurtzman. “We are excited to have him back in charge, bringing upbeat ‘Star Trek’ messages to audiences worldwide“.
“We are excited to join CBS to bring this new story from the ‘Star Trek’ franchise to our Amazon Prime Video customers worldwide“, account Brad Beale, Vice President of Worldwide Content Licensing for Amazon Prime Video. “With the return of the incredible Sir Patrick Stewart as the beloved Jean-Luc Picard, we are looking forward to bringing this opportunity to see him in action again for fans, both old and new. It’s an incredible addition to our already rich catalog of exclusive Amazon Prime Video series“.
“For 50 years, the ‘Star Trek’ franchise has shown itself to be a global sensation, reaching diverse generations and audiences of all ages. It is an honor to welcome Sir Patrick Stwewart to what is sure to be another worldwide success in the franchise’s extensive history“, Commented Armando Nuñez, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Global Distribution Group. “We look forward to working with the Amazon Prime Video team and bringing this new chapter in the incredible franchise that is ‘Star Trek’ to passionate fans worldwide“.
In addition to Stewart, the cast has names like Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Isa Briones (American Crime Story: Versace), Santiago Cabrera (Salvation), Evan Evagora and Michelle Hurd (Blindspot).
The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will be executive producers. Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) will be the executive co-producer and Kirsten Beyer, the production supervisor.