Sky Acquires ‘SEAL Team’ & ‘Instinct’ In Deal With CBSSI

Sky has secured the first window rights to CBS’ new drama series Seal Team and Instinct after striking a deal with international distributor CBS Studios International. SEAL Team will air on Sky One, while Instinct will air on Sky Living. Both series are expected to premiere on this side of the pond in 2018.

SEAL Team follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions a country can ask of them. The drama series is produced by CBS Television Studios and stars David Boreanaz, Jessica Paré, Max Thierot, Neil Brown Jr, A.J. Buckley and Toni Trucks.

Based on the James Patterson and Howard Roughan book Murder Games, Instinct follows Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a former CIA operative who is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. The drama series is produced by CBS Television Studios and stars Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Daniel Ings, Naveen Andrews and Sharon Leal.

This agreement further extends the relationship between Sky and CBS Studios International, who previoulsy agreed deals for such shows as MacGyverHawaii Five-0NCIS: Los AngelesElementary and Blue Bloods. “U.K. audiences will be thrilled to see two of television’s top talents, David Boreanaz and Alan Cumming, back on their screens,” said Stephen Tague, executive vice president, Europe, CBS Studios International.

“Sky is delighted to welcome two terrific new U.S. series to our portfolio, building on our long, successful relationship with CBS”, added Lucy Criddle, Sky’s Head of Acquisitions. “SEAL Team starring David Boreanaz starts on Sky One and is already a hit in the U.S. The show brings David back to the Sky family having starred in previous Sky series Bones, Buffy and Angel. As the home of the best-loved US network dramas, new crime drama Instinct is a perfect fit for Sky Living, the show is sure to make it to the top of our customers’ ‘must watch’ list.”