Extant Lands on Amazon Prime This WeekendBy: Josh Wolford - July 11, 2014
If you’re curious about Halle Berry’s new sci-fi drama Extant and missed the premiere on CBS earlier this week, you’ll be able to stream it this weekend via Amazon Prime Instant Video.
It’ll pop up on Sunday, July 13.
Extant‘s super-fast appearance on a streaming service comes from a deal Amazon made with CBS back in January to bring new episodes of the show to their catalog just four days after they air on CBS. It’s the same model that Amazon and CBS have for another series, Under the Dome.
“Judging from the customer response we got to Under the Dome last summer, we know Prime members are going to enjoy having access to Extant just four days after it airs on CBS,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “We love innovating on behalf of our customers and are fortunate to be able to collaborate with CBS to offer this unique model to Prime members.”
In fact, the Under the Dome deal was such a huge hit with streamers that it was the most-watched series of the summer on all of Amazon Prime Instant Video.
“Last summer with Under the Dome, CBS and Amazon demonstrated how a broadcast network and premium streaming service can maximize the viewer experience while building a hit television show,” said Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Licensing Officer, CBS Corporation. “Using this proven model again for Extant, we’re excited to offer TV viewers and Prime members another big event, summer series.”
Berry has said that she feels like the character she plays in the new series is “in her DNA.” The show has received decent reviews so far, with the most enthusiastic calling it “compelling” and “elegant” and the least affectionate calling it “copycat” and “bogged down.”
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