And just a month after the LA Screenings, we have our first deal for a new show from the upcoming 2017-2018 broadcast season. Netflix UK, as part of a wider deal agreed by the streaming service’s global acquisitions team in LA and CBS Studios International, has secured the exclusive UK rights to The CW’s Dynasty reboot series, which is set to premiere state-side in October.
The deal between Netflix and CBSSI is being described as “similar in scale” to their prior agreement with the studio for Star Trek: Discovery; as well as similarly structured deals with eOne for Designated Survivor and Paramount TV for Cary Fukunaga’s upcoming TNT period drama The Alienist. Thus meaning that Netflix will now serve as the exclusive global broadcaster for Dynasty and will stream episodes close behind their U.S. broadcast.
Described as a modernized reboot of the 1980s soap, Dynasty follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The drama series is produced by CBS Television Studios and stars Grant Show, Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley, James Mackay, Alan Dale, Sam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley and Rafael de la Fuente. The executive producers are Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Sallie Patrick, Esther and Richard Shapiro (the creators of the original series) and Brad Silberling.
Notably, CBS Studios International were not actually shopping Dynasty to buyers at the LA Screenings; indicating that this agreement with Netflix has been in the works for quite some time, pre-dating the annual event in which the various studios attempt to flog their wares to international broadcasters. That explains how a deal was closed so quickly after the Screenings, when by and large UK deals tend not to emerge until late July or August at the very earliest. A number of other deals are in the works; with talks underway between various broadcasters and studios for Young Sheldon, Roseanne, Will & Grace, SWAT, Law & Order: True Crime, The Looming Tower and The Orville.