Paramount now prefers to keep its flagship Star Trek series for its own platform, Paramount +, which the studio intends to develop internationally in 2022.
Hard blow for the French Trekkies! Season 4 of Star Trek: Discovery, which takes off in the United States on Wednesday, will not be broadcast in France on Netflix, like the previous ones.
More than four years after the launch of the series worn by Sonequa Martin-Green, all of Star Trek: Discovery left the international streamer’s catalog, to get back to basics. Clearly, the drama SF was developed in 2017 for the very young CBS All Access platform, only available in North America. At the time, production was done in partnership with Netflix, which co-financed the show in exchange for international broadcasting rights. Thus, during its first three seasons, the French subscribers of the streaming giant were able to find the adventures of Michael Burnham, almost in real time with the USA.
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But everything changes with season 4 which begins today. Because the ViacomCBS group has changed its ambition for CBS All Access. Renamed Paramount + a few months ago, it now aims to gain international platform market share, like Disney +, Prime Video (Amazon), HBO Max (Warner), Peacock (NBCUniversal) or Apple TV +. Paramount + wants to try its luck worldwide from next year. Twenty countries outside North America are targeted, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Austria and Switzerland in Europe.
Star Trek: Discovery therefore quit Netflix (after an amicable settlement, according to Deadline) so that its season 4 is offered exclusively to these new international subscribers in early 2022 … And in France? For the time being, France is not foreseen in the expansion plan of ViacomCBS, which says, however, to target 45 countries in total by the end of 2022 … Perhaps Paramount + will land here at this time- there and that we will then finally be able to see in France the continuation of Star Trek: Discovery…