The Stark Trek franchise has been hard at work with a variety of new series over the last few years. Over at CBS All-Access, you can find series like Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, and the Shot Treks. While some of us Trekkies have followed each of these, apparently there has been an issue with viewership. This is leading CBS to start to possibly ponder making a move.
A rumor has emerged from Giant Freakin Robot that claims that CBS may be looking to beam over their current Star Trek series over to Netflix. The fact is that they have struggled to find an audience over at CBS All-Access. While it could be a question of the quality of the series, they believe that CBS believes that it’s because they are not accessible. Previously they have attempted to broadcast Discovery on CBS, but the ratings were not very good.
To them, Netflix seems like a good idea as Star Trek already has a strong presence on Netflix. Other older Trek series like Enterprise, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager to name a few are already available on their streaming platform. It would seem like the deal would be for previous seasons as they are hoping that they will be able to get crossover to CBS All-Access. But the details on what they are trying to sell is not revealed. Giant Freakin Robot claims that their source was the same one that allowed them to break that Wonder Woman 1984 was going straight to streaming. So for what it’s worth they claim they are reliable.
Depending on what the numbers are for the CBS All-Access platform this might not be a bad idea. The classic line “if you can’t beat them, join them” may be in play here. For me personally, the quality of the series has been good. My least favorite of the bunch has been Star Trek: Picard as I found it to be boring at times. The fact of the matter is that they are only so many streaming services that people are willing to pay for. It would not surprise me at all if CBS All-Access is not on the top of anyone’s list.
If these series moved over to Netflix would you give them a shot? Let us know in the comment section below!
Source: Giant Freakin Robot