Netflix adds “Zoo” and “Jane the Virgin”
More television is headed to Netflix this year, thanks to a new deal between the online-straming giant and CBS.
Netflix and CBS announced today an agreement to make Netflix the exclusive subscription streaming home of two hit series, Zoo and Jane The Virgin, in more than 50 countries around the world.
The first season of Zoo is now available on Netflix in the U.S., and in the coming months will be available in all Netflix territories. On Monday, October 12, season one of Jane The Virgin will launch in the U.S., the same day season two premieres on the CW Network. Jane will be available later in 2015 or 2016 in all countries Netflix operates, except Canada.
“We’re thrilled to offer our members these hit CBS series,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “Both shows are delightfully entertaining and will find a big audience across the more than 50 countries where Netflix is available.”
“We’re excited to partner with Netflix around the world for these two excellent, CBS-produced series,” said Armando Nunez, President and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group. “Both Zoo and Jane The Virgin have already generated excitement in the U.S. and internationally, and we look forward to expanding their audience to Netflix members globally.”
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.