Aquarius Update: NBC Orders Full Episodes for Streaming
Good news! NBC ordered full 13 episodes of the upcoming summer TV series “Aquarius” for VOD and streaming on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Read on to know why.
Similar to Netflix, the “all-at-once model” is adopted by NBC for its new Charles Manson series. Hollywood Reporter stated that all of the episodes would be available on the NBC app, VOD and NBC.com at the same night as the two-hour premiere of the drama.
NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt explained that they used “Aquarius” to be the breakthrough on the history of broadcast networks. He said the network is aware of the trend that more audiences preferred to watch multiple episodes of the newest shows “faster and at their own discretion.” He claimed the enthusiasm shown by the show’s producers and NBC’s partner, Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein, for launching a show “in a new, forward-thinking way.”
Another interesting plan is to air two versions of the show. The “more broadcast friendly” version will air on television while streaming is open to episodes that will “push the envelope.”
CBS also partnered with Amazon to stream “Beyond the Dome” two years ago. It did the same thing with “Zoo” on Netflix and “Extant.” However, the shows were aired one episode at a time.
“Aquarius” stars David Duchovny as Detective Sam Hodiak, Emma Dumont, Gethin Anthony and Grey Damon.
“Aquarius” is the first TV series from a broadcast network to have all of its episodes aired on other platforms. It will focus on the 1967 setting in Los Angeles which has witnessed the two-year struggle to solve the Manson murders. The one-hour episodes will air every Thursday at 9:00 p.m. on NBC.
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