Amazon Prime will be the exclusive subscription streaming outlet for three new CBS series through 2018 as part of an expansion of the CBS-Amazon partnership, the companies announced.
“The first new CBS series included in this deal will be next summer’s highly anticipated comic-thriller ‘BrainDead,’ which Prime members in the U.S. will be able to stream just four days after broadcast at no additional charge to their membership,” the companies announced.
Said Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Licensing Officer, CBS Corporation: “We’re thrilled to build on our relationship with Amazon with new original summer series and more programming from CBS and Showtime. With a truly original, genre-bending concept from outstanding creative auspices, ‘BrainDead’ will be one of the most talked-about shows next summer by CBS viewers and Prime members.”
The announcement adds: “‘BrainDead’ is a comic thriller from Robert and Michelle King, acclaimed producers of ‘The Good Wife.’ Set in the world of D.C. politics, the series follows a young fresh-faced Hill staffer (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) getting her first job in Washington, D.C., and discovering two things: The government has stopped working, and alien spawn have come to Earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of congressmen and Hill staffers.”
The agreement builds on a relationship between the two companies that has brought CBS series including “Under the Dome” and “Extant” to Amazon Prime. Two additional CBS summer series are expected to be included later.
Said Brad Beale, Amazon Vice President of Digital Video Content Acquisition: “Prime members have loved having access to series like ‘Under the Dome’ and ‘Extant’ just four days after broadcast, and we’re excited to continue to offer in-season availability of more great CBS summer series over the next three years. We are also always working to ensure our Prime members have the best selection, and we know they will continue to enjoy unlimited access to a wide array of CBS titles to binge-watch anytime, anywhere.”