NBC Will Release and Stream FULL Season of 'Aquarius' Online For Free [DETAILS]
NBC is looking to mimic Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime by offering "Aquarius", a new show debuting next month, for free all at once so viewers can binge watch.
"Aquarius," set in 1968 and starring David Duchovny as a Los Angeles police detective investigating Charles Manson and his followers, debuts May 28 on the broadcast network.
"To offer viewers the same binge-viewing experience they now enjoy on streaming platforms, NBC will make the unprecedented move of releasing all 13 episodes of David Duchovny's new series 'Aquarius' on NBC.com and the NBC app after the show's two-hour linear network premiere on May 28, 2015. The entire series will also be offered to all other video-on-demand platforms for release at that time as well," NBC said in a statement.
"In making the announcement, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said, 'With "Aquarius," we have the opportunity to push some new boundaries to give our audience something no broadcast network has done before. We are fully aware how audiences want to consume multiple episodes of new television series faster and at their own discretion, and we're excited to offer our viewers this same experience since all 13 episodes of this unique show have been produced and are ready to be seen. I appreciate the enthusiasm we've gotten from the producers of the show and our partner Marty Adelstein of Tomorrow Studios to launch this series in a new, forward-thinking way.'"
NBC will release all 13 episodes of the drama series on the NBC app and VOD on Thursday, May 28. That same night, "Aquarius" will air its two-hour premiere on TV.
"Aquarius" will premiere on Thursday, May 28 at 9 p.m. on NBC.