Paramount+ won’t feature the entire Star Trek catalog upon launch.
Fans in the United Kingdom have been more than patient when it comes to the international availability of the Paramount-owned streaming service in their region of the world. Paramount’s streaming service, Paramount+ will finally launch in the United Kingdom on June 22, marking a nearly six-year odyssey of getting them the service.
From the days of CBS All-Access to the now-named Paramount+, fans in the UK have not been able to simply log in and watch Star Trek, instead, having to go through workarounds like PlutoTV to watch the show.
Now, weeks away from getting the service, word is that the UK fans won’t even be getting all the Star Trek they’ve long been promised.
Star Trek fans in the UK continue to be out of luck
TrekCore revealed that the service will be limited with what it has to offer upon launch. The launch of Paramount+ in the UK will feature the four seasons of Discovery, the first 10 episodes of Prodigy, as well as the three episodes of Strange New Worlds.
No word on Lower Decks or Picard being a part of the franchise. If that’s not bad enough, Strange New Worlds will be on a five-week delay in the UK.
For fans wondering why Lower Decks and Picard won’t be offered on the service, the folks at Paramount have a standing deal with Amazon to provide international distribution, so UK fans will have to have an Amazon profile to continue watching Lower Decks and Picard for the foreseeable future.
This isn’t a great announcement for fans in the United Kingdom, which is further exacerbated by the fact that the biggest convention that Star Trek fans in the UK had come to them this year has been canceled.
It’s been a tough few weeks for Trek fans in the region.