Netflix Deals With CBS For 'Zoo' Series

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Netflix announced that it will be the exclusive subscription video-on-demand service in the U.S. for the new CBS drama Zoo, based on the bestselling James Patterson (co-authored with Michael Ledwidge) novel of the same name.

The show will premiere on CBS next summer, and will become available to U.S. Netflix subscribers immediately after its thirteen-episode run.

"We'’re excited to expand our relationship with Netflix as our premium subscription partner on ZOO,” said Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Licensing Officer at CBS. "“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.”"

"“ZOO is just the kind of smart, gripping and shocking series that Netflix members love,”" said Sean Carey, Vice President, Content Licensing for Netflix.

The show's description is as follows:

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.

Zoo is a production of CBS Television Studios. The book was published in 2012.

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