The wait for many fans outside of North America is over. The adult animated comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks is finally going overseas, with a January debut on Amazon Prime Video.
Lower Decks headed to Amazon
News of the long anticipated international deal for Star Trek: Lower Decks broke on The Hollywood Reporter in the wee hours . According to THR, the animated Trek comedy will debut on Amazon Prime Video in the U.K., Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India—”and more,” according to Amazon. The entire 10-episode first season will launch on January 22.
The report didn’t mention when or where Lower Decks will be made available in other markets, including Latin America. We will report any updates when new information is available.
Lower Decks wrapped up its first season in October on CBS All Access in the USA, and Sci-Fi Channel in Canada. Production on season two is currently underway, and it is expected to debut sometime in 2021.
Lower Decks creator and showrunner Mike McMahan—who recently assured international fans their wait will soon be over—was happy to share the news on social media early this morning.
I finally get to share the good news! All 10 episodes of #StarTrekLowerDecks is coming to Amazon @PrimeVideo in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan, India and more on January 22! pic.twitter.com/vmjWe53Az5
— Mike McMahan (@MikeMcMahanTM) December 17, 2020
Amazon is also the international home of Star Trek: Picard. Netflix remains the exclusive streaming service outside North America for Star Trek: Discovery. There is no word yet for international distribution for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which is expected to go into production in early 2021.
UPDATE: Watch the Amazon trailer
Amazon has released its own trailer for the series.