Netflix buys Zoo

Netflix has snapped up VoD rights to new CBS drama Zoo.

The series, based on the novel by James Patterson, is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans across the planet. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, a young renegade biologist is thrust into the race to unlock the pandemic’s mystery before there’s no place left for people to hide.

CBS has ordered 13 episodes, which will air in summer 2015. Netflix subscribers in the US will see the series following its full network run.

Zoo is produced by CBS Television Studios, with CBS Television Distribution and CBS Studios International distributing the series.

Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg wrote the script and are executive producers with James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen.