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Viacom CBS rushes Star Trek Discovery S4 to select markets like Australia

So... why not last week, then?

Viacom CBS has said it’s “heard” fans and will rush Star Trek Discovery Season 4 to select international markets including Australia.

The news comes after the surprise announcement — just ahead of scheduled Discovery‘s S4 debut — that the show would be removed from Netflix and delayed to 2022 everywhere outside the United States and Canada.

“We hear you,” an announcement begins. “We love this series too. We love it for the incredible cast, the hardworking crew, the imaginative storytelling, the groundbreaking, diverse characters who bring it to life and what it represents to so many people around the world. Star Trek has always put fans first.

“Therefore, during this transition, we are doing everything we can to get the new season to you as soon as possible.”

Star Trek Discovery will be moved up to debut on 26 November in the following regions instead of in 2022, offering up two episodes to catch it up to distribution in the US and Canada:

  • Australia
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Finland
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Sweden
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

In other words, the regions above already have access to local versions of Paramount+ (or Pluto TV) and therefore don’t need to wait until the streaming service’s UK debut in 2022.

Discovery will then be released week-to-week in those same regions, aligning with the US and Canada.

What do you make of Viacom CBS’ gesture to Star Trek fans? Sound off in the comments area, below.

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