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Bell Media Picks Up New Star Trek Jean-Luc Picard Series


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CBS Studios International has licensed to Bell Media the as-yet-untitled Star Trek series featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard.

Bell Media acquired the exclusive linear television and SVOD rights in English- and French-speaking Canada. Each episode will be available simultaneously with its release in the U.S.

The latest addition to the Star Trek franchise will air day-and-date with the U.S. on Bell Media’s cable networks, Space (in English) and Z (in French), and the following day will stream exclusively on Crave, Bell Media’s SVOD service.

In the U.S., the series will be available exclusively on CBS All Access.

“Bell Media has been a terrific home for Star Trek: Discovery, so we’re thrilled to expand our partnership with the next original series in the franchise, and one that is based on a beloved Star Trek character,” said Armando Nuñez, president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group. “This new series will deliver CBS’ world-class production auspices and the considerable talents of Sir Patrick Stewart, further exciting Canadian fans who have always been passionately ‘engaged’ in the world of Star Trek.”

“Canadians have an insatiable appetite for the Star Trek franchise, which has resulted in premium impact for our platforms,” said Mike Cosentino, president of content and programming at Bell Media. “The excitement for the return of Sir Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard is out of this world, and we’re thrilled to exclusively deliver another highly anticipated installment of the iconic universe to viewers and subscribers.”








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Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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