Netflix to beam new 'Star Trek' series to Ireland from 2017

The show is set to premiere in January next year

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Netflix has confirmed it will show a new series of the 'Star Trek' franchise in Ireland and the UK.

Each episode will be available to Irish audiences within 24 hours of its US broadcasting on CBS.

The new show will begin production in September for its January 2017 premiere.

This will see its return to television for the first time since 2005 - with a new ship, new characters and new missions.

"The launch of the new 'Star Trek' will truly be a global television event," said Armando Nuñez, president and CEO of CBS Studios International.

"'Star Trek' is already a worldwide phenomenon and this international partnership will provide fans around the world, who have been craving a new series for more than a decade, the opportunity to see every episode virtually at the same time as viewers in the US."

Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller are co-creators and executive producers for the new series, based on Gene Roddenberry's original.

Netflix also confirmed that all 727 existing episodes of the 'Star Trek' television library - including 'Star Trek: The Original Series,' 'Star Trek: The Next Generation,' 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,' 'Star Trek: Voyager' and 'Star Trek: Enterprise' - will be available on Netflix around the world by the end of this year.