NBC to Stream Entire Season of Drama 'Aquarius' Following Broadcast Premiere29 Apr, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel
NBC will stream the entire season of new David Duchovny TV drama “Aquarius” following its May 28 broadcast premiere. It marks the first time the Comcast-owned network is offering TV programming concurrently online for binge-viewing.
NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said the move marks a “forward-thinking way” to offer entertainment to consumers in an evolving home entertainment ecosystem.
While the summer series, which stars Duchovny (“The X-Files,” “Californication”) as a 1967 L.A. homicide detective on the trail of cult leader Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony of “Game of Thrones”) before the Sharon Tate/Labianca murders, will be broadcast weekly, all 13 episodes will stream online at NBC.com and NBC app.
“With ‘Aquarius’ we have the opportunity to push some new boundaries to give our audience something no broadcast network has done before,” NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement. “We are fully aware how audiences want to consume multiple episodes of new television series faster and at their own discretion.”