Star Trek will return to television in 2017, but CBS made the surprising decision to put the new series on its streaming network. That decision still has people talking weeks later, and now CBS has revealed why the 2017 edition of Star Trek will air on CBS All Access.
It was a matter of competition.
According to Trek Today, Cynthia Littleton, from Variety, revealed the reasoning CBS used to come to the streaming decision.
“Original programming was part of the game plan for CBS All Access from the start. Trek was a natural choice because the worldwide fan base for the enduring franchise virtually assures strong international sales. What’s more, CBS has been approached by more than one SVOD rival interested in reviving a Star Trek series. That told network execs it was a no-brainer to steer the show to CBS All Access, which is also home to the previous five Trek TV series, starting with the original 1966-69 edition.”
After the premiere airs on CBS, viewers that want to continue to see the new Star Trek will need to subscribe to CBS All Access.
Will you be one of the people to subscribe to CBS All Access in 2017 to see the new adventures in space shown on Star Trek? Tell us what you think.