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Netflix licenses global streaming rights for ‘Colony’

MUMBAI: Netflix has acquired
subscription video on demand (SVOD)
rights on a global basis to ‘Colony’.
This is a new drama from Carlton Cuse
and Ryan Condal, which premieres on
US cable network USA on 14 January
‘Colony’ is a co-production between
Legendary Television and Universal
Cable Productions.
Netflix will stream ‘Colony’ about a
year after its linear broadcast on USA
in the US, on Bell Media’s Bravo in
Canada, and after its linear broadcast
in other territories worldwide.
Set in the very near future, the show
centers on one family’s struggle to
survive and bring liberty back to the
Josh Holloway stars as former FBI
agent Will Bowman and Satellite Award
winner Sarah Wayne Callies stars as
his wife, Katie, in the series which
takes place in a dangerous world of
divided ideologies.
While some choose to collaborate with
the occupation and benefit from the
new order, others rebel and suffer
the consequences. After being
separated from their son during the
invasion, Will and Katie are willing to
do whatever is necessary to be
reunited with him. Thus, when the
powerful Proxy Snyder offers Will a
chance to get his son back if he will
collaborate with the occupational
government, Will and Katie find
themselves faced with the toughest
decision of their lives. They will have
to go beyond whatever they thought
possible, risking their lives and their
relationship to protect their family.
Netflix chief content officer Ted
Sarandos said, “We knew from the
moment we saw it that ‘Colony’ is the
kind of smart serialised drama that
Netflix members around the world
would love watching”.
Legendary Television and Digital Media
President Bruce Rosenblum said, “We
here at Legendary Television are
thrilled that ‘Colony’ has a new global
home in Netflix. Netflix is the perfect
service to stream ‘Colony’ after its
initial broadcast in all countries
outside North America, whether
allowing fans to catch up with their
favorite show before the new season
airs or enticing new fans to the
series. Netflix’s purchase of rights to
‘Colony’, even before Season 1 has
aired, is a huge vote of confidence
for this exciting new drama.”
NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
chief content officer, Universal Cable
Productions president Jeff Wachtel
said, “As we ready to premiere
‘Colony’ in January, this deal with
Netflix will expand the global
audience reach of a show we’re all so
proud of right out of the gate. In this
age of new business models and
innovative windowing, this
unprecedented access to international
viewers is an extraordinarily positive
sign in the right direction to grow the
series as a long-term asset for our
NBCUniversal TV & New Media
Distribution holds the US and Canada
distribution rights for the show.
Legendary Television is the
international distribution rights

Netflix licenses global streaming rights for ‘Colony’

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