The Star Trek Picard show is set to debut on Amazon Prime internationally later this year

The Star Trek Picard show is set to debut on Amazon Prime internationally later this year

Star Trek: Picard (2019–)
Dir: N/A | Cast: Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera | Writer: N/A

Amazon have pipped Netflix to the post and have signed an agreement with CBS to distribute the currently untitled Picard Star Trek TV show in all non US territories. This means that UK viewers, along with those in 200 other regions, will need to have an Amazon Prime subscription to catch the show. The plan is for Amazon to stream the show with 24 hours of first broadcast on CBS All Access.

Currently, Netflix, hold the international rights to Star Trek Discovery so this is something of a surprise announcement. In addition Nickelodeon will be showing the animated series that is being aimed at younger audiences.

Read More: What We Know About Star Trek: Picard

As we've previously reported, the series is set to be a more cerebral take on Trek with it being something of a psychological examination of Picard following the destruction of Romulus. He's a character with a lifetime of traumatic experiences and we expect the series to delve in to the after effects of being not only assimilated by the Borg but also the impact of events that have taken place since we last saw Patrick Stewart in the role back in Star Trek Nemesis.

Star Trek

Debuting in 1966, Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek survived cancellation and returned with a series of films featuring Jame T Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise. It spawned four massively successes TV spin-offs and movies and ruled cult TV in the 1990s. After Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise, it spawned a film prequel / reboot under the guise of JJ Abrams but returned to its TV roots in 2017 with Star Trek: Discovery...

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