Netflix has announced streaming distribution rights to three network series including Zoo and Jane The Virgin from CBS, and the upcoming series Colony from Legendary Television and USA Network. The CBS shows will be available in over 50 countries worldwide, with the first season of the sci-fi drama Zoo already available on Netflix in the US. The first season of Zoo premiered last summer on June 30th, 2015.
The comedy series Jane the Virgin will premiere its first season on Netflix starting Monday, October 12th. The launch on Netflix coincides with the premiere of season two on CW. Later this year or in 2016, the series will be available in all countries where Netflix operates with the exception of Canada.
And, USA’s upcoming drama Colony will be available globally a year after the series premieres on the network Saturday, January 14, 2016. The series comes from producer Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and writer Ryan Condal (“Hercules”).
Set in the very near future, COLONY centers on one family’s struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles. SAG winner Josh Holloway (“Lost”) stars as former FBI agent Will Bowman and Satellite Award winner Sarah Wayne Callies (“The Walking Dead”) stars as his wife, Katie, in the series which takes place in a dangerous world of divided ideologies. While some choose to collaborate with the occupation and benefit from the new order, others rebel and suffer the consequences.
Zoo is the most-watched scripted summer series of 2015 and is based on the #1 bestselling novel by James Patterson about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans that sweeps the planet. The series stars James Wolk as Jackson Oz, Kristen Connolly as Jamie, Billy Burke as Mitch, Nora Arnezeder as Chloe, and Nonso Anozie as Abraham. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios.
Jane The Virgin is the critically acclaimed series following Jane Villanueva, played by 2015 Golden Globe Award winner, Gina Rodriguez, a working, religious young Latina virgin woman, who becomes pregnant after being artificially inseminated by mistake. The series also stars Justin Baldoni as Rafael, Brett Dier as Michael, Andrea Navedo as Xiomara, Yael Grobglas as Petra, Ivonne Coll as Alba and Jaime Camil as Rogelio. The second season will premiere on October 12 and is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Electus.