The new Star Trek series will be on Netflix. Yay! But only outside the US and Canada. Oh.

One of the biggest concerns about Bryan Fuller's upcoming new Star Trek series is how audiences will be able to view it. If you live in America, you can see the pilot episode on CBS, but the only way to see the remainder of the series is through their dedicated streaming service, All Access. The same goes for Canada.

However, in addition to all the previous Trek series being available on Netflix worldwide by the end of 2016, it has been officially announced that most other countries will also be able to view new Star Trek episodes through the company's online subscription less than 24 hours after the CBS All Access service's release.

CBS All Access is limited to American audiences, so this answers the major question of how the rest of the world (who we imagine is also very interested in watching Fuller's take on Star Trek) would gain legal access to the new series. Canadian audiences will be able to access old and new Trek through a Canada-specific streaming service, CraveTV.

Yes, to address the elephant in the room, this is a bummer if you happen to live in the USA or Canda, have Netflix, and don't want to spend money on yet another online subscription service. Most of our readers happen to fall under that demographic.

Whether or not this agreement between Netflix and CBS will evolve over time remains to be seen, but we wouldn't rule out the possibility that, eventually, the new Star Trek series will be licensed for US and Canadian Netflix users. The question is, do you really want to wait on a maybe?

(via Polygon)

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