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Paramount Boldly Orders Star Trek 4, Netflix Scores TV Rights

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There’s No Release Date Yet For the New Star Trek Movie

Just before Star Trek: Beyond hits this weekend, Deadline has reported that Paramount has ordered the fourth new Star Trek movie in the reboot franchise. The movie, which has not yet been named, will feature the return of a key character from the 2009 Star Trek reboot: Thor. Wait, uh, I mean, Chris Hemsworth, who played George Kirk, Captain James T. Kirk’s father, in that films affecting prologue.

Here’s┬áthe very brief plot synopsis we have so far:

Captain Kirk will cross paths with a man he never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father.

Pine will be joined by the rest of the cast, though there’s no word yet on who may fill the role of Chekov, or if they’ll be introducing a new character. J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will be writing the screenplay, J.J Abrams and Lindsey Weber will be producing through Bad Robot, and David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance will be executive producing. No release date has been set for the movie, and no director has been announced yet.

Netflix Scores International Star Trek Rights and Rights To Stream All Previous Series

Meanwhile, Deadline also revealed that Netflix has scored the international rights (outside of the US and Canada) to CBS’ new Star Trek series. They’ll have rights to stream the show exclusively in 188 countries, and will be able to make episodes available withing 24 Hours of their premiere.

Even more impressive, the streaming giant also secured the rights to all 727 episodes of the Star Trek library, spanning Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. The shows will be available on the service worldwide by the end of the year.

So, good news all around for Star Trek fans. What do you think? Are you looking forward to a fourth new Star Trek movie in the franchise reboot?

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