Michael Chiklis drama “Coyote” is moving from Paramount Network to CBS All Access, TheWrap has confirmed.
The six-episode series will premiere on the streaming service, which is set to be rebranded as Paramount+ on Jan. 7, 2021. It was first ordered at ViacomCBS-owned cable channel Paramount Network, which will become the Paramount Movie Network next year, as it shifts focus away from series television (with the exception of “Yellowstone”).
“Coyote” follows Ben Clemens (Chiklis), who after 32 years as a border patrol agent is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America. Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question his black and white views of the world, challenging his ideology and his loyalties.
Along with Chiklis, the series stars Juan Pablo Raba, who plays Juan Diego “El Catrin” Zamora, the head of a small family cartel in Mexico, as well as Adriana Paz, Kristyan Ferrer, Octavio Pisano, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Julio Cedillo and Emy Mena.
You can watch the trailer for “Coyote,” which is produced by Sony Pictures Television, via the video above.
David Graziano, Michael Carnes and Josh Gilbert co-created the series and executive produce, with Graziano serving as showrunner. Michelle MacLaren directed the series premiere and second episode and also executive produces. Additional executive producers include Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg, Rebecca Hobbs of MacLaren Entertainment, and Chiklis.
In September, ViacomCBS revealed that CBS All Access will be called Paramount+ beginning early next year. The rebranding is the second, and much bigger, phase of the two-phase expansion of CBS All Access, which first launched in 2014 and was among the earliest entrants in the streaming space. In July, All Access added more than 3,500 episodes from Viacom networks BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Smithsonian Channel, along with a smaller redesign that incorporates hubs for the Viacom networks.