Netflix’s license to exploit the rights to Star Trek: Discovery has expired and the series has finally left the catalog …
Star Trek: Discovery is finally coming home … More than four years after the launch of the series with Sonequa Martin-Green on the platform then called CBS All Access in the United States and Netflix in the rest of the world, Star Trek : Discovery leaves Netflix to the dismay of fans.
Anthony Rapp, who has been with the cast from the start, shared the news on Twitter and made no secret of his disappointment:
“Hereby, I join our many international #StarTrekDiscovery fans, who are understandably upset by the breaking news that you won’t be able to see Season 4 until 2022. We cast members just found out about that, too. , and we share your disappointment and frustration.“
In short, the deal concluded between ViacomCBS and Netflix in 2017 – in which Netflix contributed financially to the production of the series in exchange for international rights – has ended. CBS All Access, which has since become Paramount +, recovers all broadcasting rights for the series.
The bad news in all of this is that season 4 which was supposed to debut last week on Netflix does not currently have a French broadcaster. Paramount + plans to expand internationally in more than 45 countries in 2022, but it is not yet clear whether the French market is part of this development plan.
Fans did not fail to express their dissatisfaction on Twitter as here:
Or there in a long pissed off thread:
“Ok, I’m furious about #StarTrekDiscovery and I’m going to tweet why. Spoilers ahead, and also a lot of swear words.
Thus, the powers that be at @StarTrek (@paramountplus and @ViacomCBS) decided to extract all of Discovery from Netflix just days before the arrival of season 4.“
See you in 2022, hopefully, with clearer news on the development of Paramount + in Europe and more particularly in France.