STAR TREK DISCOVERY LEAVES NETFLIX

STAR TREK DISCOVERY LEAVES NETFLIX

STAR TREK DISCOVERY LEAVES NETFLIX

Fans are no longer able to watch Star Trek: Discovery, after Netflix removed all three seasons and any future episodes from some of its listed territories.

 

Paramount+ delivered the sudden disappointment to international fans of Discovery by announcing that Season 4 will not debut as expected this week on Netflix, after its US/Canadian premiere on 18 November.

Instead, according to Deadline, the broadcaster is holding it back for the international launch of its own channel, Paramount+, in 2022. This means the first three seasons and any new episodes will no longer be streamable via Netflix, with the series already gone from destinations like UK Netflix. 

In a statement, Kelly Day, the president of International Streaming Services, ViacomCBS, said, "As we rapidly expand our global streaming footprint, we are bringing more of our top titles home to ViacomCBS for Paramount+ markets around the world. We have a strong global and local content pipeline that positions us for success across our regions, and repatriating beloved series like Star Trek: Discovery for Paramount+ is another step forward as we bring fans more must-watch series worldwide."

Their official explanation was shared online, and is as below: 

For UK viewers, this should mean Discovery will become available through Sky TV as part of a deal with Paramount+, where Sky Cinema customers will get it for free, but there is no news of an exact launch date.

Star Trek: Prodigy and Strange New Worlds, however, are also expected to appear on the new channel internationally. Picard and Lower Decks are currently aired through Amazon Prime Video, so any future deals are unclear. What are the chances they will also migrate as part of this, we wonder?

So, watch out for any spoilers over the next few months!

Season 4 of Star Trek Discovery premieres on Paramount+ in the US on 18 November.