The increase in subscriptions for CBS All Access, driven by Star Trek: Discovery, will lead to new programming, including a Twilight Zone reboot.
“At CBS All Access, we are benefiting from the one-two punch of a full season of the NFL and the launch of Star Trek: Discovery and the results have been phenomenal,” said CBS‘s CEO Les Moonves. “Star Trek: Discovery, in particular, has been a game-changer. The U.S. premiere episode led to new records in All Access signups in a single week and in the show’s second week, we topped that record once again.”
“All Access will be the home of a new version of one of the most iconic television shows of all time, The Twilight Zone,” said Moonves. “We’re sure that we will dramatically boost subscribers once again.
“And that’s not all. With Star Trek and Twilight Zone, we’ve just begun to tap the intellectual property we have at our disposal for future series.”
Other additions to CBS All Access will include “two twenty-four hour streaming news and information services: CBSN, a twenty-four hour live news network, and CBS Sports HQ.”
“All access has grown into a remarkably powerful platform for us and we’re now gearing up to scale the service in a whole new way overseas,” said Moonves.
Source: The Hollywood Reportervia Genre Magazine