Pluto TV to show new episodes for free at 9 pm local time each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from this weekend!
Maybe the Sci-Fi gods heard us after all. After the announcement last week that the fourth season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ wouldn’t screen internationally. Not until Paramount+ was launched in the respective countries, common sense has prevailed. StarTrek.Com has shocked us all with some incredible news. In Austria, France, Germany. Italy, Spain, Switzerland. And the United Kingdom, Pluto TV, the leading FREE streaming television service will begin showing season 4 this Friday. Debuting at 9 pm in these countries’ local times, new episodes will drop every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This all starts with the first two episodes this Friday.
THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
“To all of the international Star Trek: Discovery fans: We hear you. We love the series too. We love it for the incredible cast, the hardworking crew, the imaginative storytelling. The groundbreaking, diverse characters who bring the show to life and what it represents to so many people around the world. Star Trek has always put its fans first. We want to do the same.
Therefore, during this transition, we are doing everything we can to get the new season to you as soon as possible. Where Paramount+ is available in Australia, Argentina, Bolivia. Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica. Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador. Finland, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico. Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay. Peru, Sweden, Uruguay. And Venezuela, the first two episodes will be available Friday, November 26, with new episodes being released weekly. We are also offering Star Trek fans in these markets a new membership promotion on Paramount+ for 50% off for the first three months with code STARTREK.
In Austria, France, Germany. Italy, Spain, Switzerland. And the United Kingdom, Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service, will drop new episodes at 9 pm local time. On the Pluto TV Sci-Fi channel each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with a simulcast running on the Star Trek channel in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. This will begin with the first two episodes on Friday, November 26.
In the UK, Germany, France, Russia. South Korea and additional select countries, we are also making season 4 available for purchase on participating digital platforms beginning Friday, November 26.
We too are super fans of Star Trek and incredibly proud of Discovery. We promise to give this franchise and its loyal fans all the global love and visibility it deserves in our expanding universe on Paramount+.”
This is brilliant news for all international fans of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’. We can enjoy the new season before 2022 with this conciliatory gesture and not have our enjoyment ruined as spoilers leak out online. And the addition of being able to buy the new season on digital is a bonus. The 50% offer being offered to countries that already have Paramount+ is only available to new Paramount+ members and is only valid until December 15th. But this news goes some way to appeasing the fans outraged last week when the series was pulled from Netflix. And redeems Paramount in many eyes.
‘Star Trek: Discovery.’ is available on Pluto TV from 9 pm local time from this Friday.
What do you make of this news? Do you think that Paramount was backed into a corner by the fans’ outrage? Or do you think this is a great gesture from the studio? Beam down to the comments section to leave us your thoughts!
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Carl Roberts is the News Editor of The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!