Star Trek has been slowly departing from Netflix with the next series now scheduled to be departing in December 2019. The classic Star Trek: The Animated Series is set to leave Netflix in the US on December 1st, 2019.
The animated series which spans two seasons across 22 episodes has been streaming on Netflix since December 1st, 2016. It features most of the original cast voicing their respective characters including the likes of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, and George Takei.
Although the animation is certainly a little dated, it was revolutionary at the time and although politics eventually caused the series to eventually die a quick death, it’s still worth watching and quintessential if you’re a Star Trek fan.
The removal date of December 1st, 2019 only currently applies to Netflix in the United States for now. Almost every other region of Netflix currently carries the series and isn’t currently due to expire. Netflix in countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, mainland Europe, Asia, and Latin America are among the regions that will continue carrying the show.
Where will Star Trek: The Animated Series stream after it leaves Netflix?
CBS will likely be pulling the license back for putting it on CBS All Access. The head of Viacom/CBS has said he intends to leverage Star Trek over the next few years.
Will other Star Trek series eventually leave Netflix?
Given this news and the general direction of travel for the majority of CBS properties at the moment, Star Trek will likely depart in its entirety through the next few years.
Netflix in the US does still carry the original 1966 Star Trek series, the 2001 series Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the 1995 Star Trek: Voyager.
The new series exclusively sit on CBS All Access and while Netflix does carry Discovery in select regions, the United States isn’t one of them.
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