Netflix and CBS announced today Netflix will be the exclusive US subscription video on demand (SVOD) home to the future CBS drama ZOO. Last week, CBS announced a straight-to-series order for 13 episodes of ZOO, an event drama based on the bestselling novel of the same name by James Patterson, for broadcast in summer 2015.
The full season of ZOO will be available exclusively to U.S. Netflix members immediately following its run on the CBS Television Network next summer.
ZOO is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans across the planet. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, a young renegade biologist is thrust into the race to unlock the pandemic’s mystery before there’s no place left for people to hide.
“We’re excited to expand our relationship with Netflix as our premium subscription partner on ZOO,” says Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Licensing Officer, CBS Corporation. “This is another creative model to build a summer programming event on CBS and deliver Netflix members an addictive thrill ride series based on a story by one of the world’s biggest authors.”