Amazon acquires UK TV rights for CBS’ American Gothic and BrainDead
Staff Reporter | On 23, Jun 2016
American Gothic and BrainDead have been acquired by Amazon for exclusive streaming in the UK.
CBS’ two shows will premiere on Amazon Prime Video every week this summer.
American Gothic, which is created by Corinne Brinkerhoff and James Frey, began on 22nd June 2016 in the US, with Episode 1 now available to watch online in the UK. Episode 2 onwards will then be released on Thursdays, within 24 hours of their US broadcast.
Starring Juliet Rylance and Anthony Starr, the series follows The Hawthornes, a wealthy family from Boston who discover that their late patriarch may have been a serial killer. If it’s true, though, was one of them his accomplice?
The show spans 13 episodes, with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank exec producing the programme alongside Frey and Brinkerhoff. The show is produced by Full Fathom Five, Hyla Regilla Productions and Amblin Televisions, with Amazon signing a deal with CBS Studios International for the UK rights.
Here’s a sneak peek at the show:
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That same deal has also seen BrainDead land on Prime Video in the UK.
Created by The Good Wife’s Robert and Michelle King, the comic thriller stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Tony Shalhoub and is set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics.
Winstead plays Laurel, a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of congress members and Hill staffers. As the tiny bugs continue to multiply, Laurel and her allies must work quickly to identify the otherworldly creatures, stop their infiltration and ultimately save the world.
The series is executive produced by Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Brooke Kennedy, and Liz Glotzer, alongside the Kings, and produced by CBS Television Studios.
Also spanning 13 episodes, the first two episodes are now available, with future instalments of the series arriving on Amazon Prime Video every Tuesday, within 24 hours of their US broadcast.
Here’s a trailer: