Netflix has acquired exclusive SVOD rights for CBS’ upcoming drama Zoo, Netflix and CBS said today. Last week, CBS announced a straight-to-series order for 13 episodes of the event drama based on the bestselling James Patterson novel, for broadcast in summer 2015. The full season will be available exclusively to U.S. Netflix members immediately following its network run next summer.
Zoo is set amidst a wave of violent animal attacks sweeping across the planet. A young renegade scientist is thrust into a race to unlock the mystery behind this pandemic before time runs out for animals and humans alike.
Zoo is produced by CBS Television Studios. Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg wrote the script and executive produce with James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen.