Picard Show to Stream on Amazon Prime Video Outside the US

The Picard show still doesn’t have a name, but at least it now has a home.

In an exclusive announcement from StarTrek.com, Sir Patrick Stewart announced that the as-yet-untitled Picard show will be streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video outside the US and Canada. Inside the US, it will be carried on CBS All Access, and there were no further details on Canadian distribution. The deal between Amazon Prime Video and CBS Studios International means that viewers in more than 200 countries and territories outside the US and Canada will likely need to subscribe to Amazon’s video streaming service in order to watch the new series. For context, an Amazon Prime Video subscription on its own in the UK costs 5.99GBP, or you can get it bundled with the Amazon Prime service - including free shipping, music streaming and more - for 79.00GBP per year. That’s in direct competition with Netflix, which (as far as we know) will continue to carry Star Trek: Discovery outside the US and Canada. On the plus side, from StarTrek.com: “Under the multi-year agreement with CBS, each episode will be available on Amazon Prime Video within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.”

Brad Beale, Vice President of Worldwide Content Licensing for Amazon Prime Video, sang Sir Patrick’s praises: “With the incredible Sir Patrick Stewart returning as the beloved Jean-Luc Picard, we’re excited we can give Trek fans both old and new the opportunity to see him back in action. It’s a terrific addition to our already robust catalog of exclusive Amazon Prime Video content.”

The Picard show is in production now and expected to premiere in the autumn of this year.

Alison Pitt