Deal is similar to one for “Under the Dome”
CBS and Amazon have struck a deal to make the Steven Spielberg-Halle Berry series “Extant” available for streaming four days after it airs.
The deal is almost identical to one for last summer's “Under the Dome”: “Extant,” starring Halle Berry and produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, will premiere on CBS in June. Amazon Prime Instant Video will be the exclusive , with with streaming available four days after episode air on TV.
“Under the Dome” averaged 15.06 million viewers and was the most-watched scripted summer series in 21 years. It was also watched by more customers than any other TV season on Prime Instant Video in 2013.
“Our partnership with Amazon for ‘Under the Dome’ helped build a creative, financial and marketing model for event television in the summer,” said Scott Koondel, chief corporate licensing officer for CBS Corporation. “We look forward to using the same model for ‘Extant,’ a series whose creative auspices, on-screen talent and intriguing concept is already generating great excitement.”
“Extant” is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that will change human history.
The series is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television. Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will serve as executive producers. Fisher wrote the script. Berry will serve as co-executive producer. The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.