The third season of Star Trek: Discovery is coming on October 15th in the USA and Canada, and on Friday Netflix began rolling out their promotions for the show’s international launch on October 16.
Disco goes global on October 16
While it was mentioned during the Star Trek Day CBS event, Netflix has now confirmed the release of the third season of Star Trek: Discovery. Fans around the world where Netflix has streamed the first two seasons of the show can now see notifications that the first episode of season three will arrive on October 16th.
Netflix making episodes available the day after they premiere on CBS All Access has also been the pattern for the 190 countries around the world where it has streamed the first two seasons of Discovery.
Still waiting on Lower Decks internationally
As of now, there is still no international release partner for Star Trek: Lower Decks. As reported earlier, when CBS juggled their 2020 schedule around, they moved Lower Decks ahead of Discovery. This was due to the COVID pandemic slowing down the post-production on season three of Discovery, which was originally planned to launch before Lower Decks. That meant the animated comedy premiered in North America before a deal could be announced for international distribution.
Even though ViacomCBS has recently announced that the 2021 relaunch of CBS All Access as Paramount+ will include some international markets, this will still be limited. In 2021, Paramount+ will launch in some Latin America Markets, Australia, and some Nordic countries, but will not have nearly the reach of either Netflix or Amazon (the international partner for Star Trek: Picard). As of last month, CBS was saying an announcement on Lower Decks international distribution was coming, so hopefully, there will be more clarity soon.
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