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Netflix Nabs 'Colony,' 'Zoo,' 'Jane'

28 Sep, 2015 By: Stephanie Prange

Netflix has picked up subscription streaming rights to TV shows “Colony,” “Zoo” and “Jane the Virgin.”

The first season of CBS’s “Zoo” is now available on Netflix in the United States, and in the coming months will be available in all Netflix territories. Season one of “Jane the Virgin” will launch domestically Oct. 12, the same day season two premieres on the CW Network. “Jane” will be available later in 2015 or 2016 in all countries Netflix where operates, except Canada. Netflix has exclusive streaming rights to both shows.

"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,” said Armando Nunez, president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group.

“Zoo” is based on the best-selling novel by James Patterson about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans that sweeps the planet. “Jane the Virgin” follows Jane Villanueva, played by 2015 Golden Globe Award winner Gina Rodriguez, a working, religious young Latina virgin who becomes pregnant after being artificially inseminated by mistake.

“Colony,” from Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions and produced by Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Ryan Condal ("Hercules"), premieres on the USA Network Jan. 14, 2016. Netflix has acquired SVOD global rights to the series in the second window. Netflix will stream “Colony” about a year after its linear broadcast on USA in the United States, on Bell Media's Bravo in Canada, and after its linear broadcast in other territories worldwide.

Set in the very near future, “Colony” centers on one family's struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles. It stars Josh Holloway ("Lost") as former FBI agent Will Bowman and Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead") as his wife. 

"We knew from the moment we saw it that ‘Colony’ is the kind of smart serialized drama that Netflix members around the world would love watching," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer.

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