Netflix’s model is rubbing off on the world of traditional TV.
Variety reports that NBC’s upcoming 1968 epic Aquarius will be posted to NBC.com, the NBC app, and VOD services in its entirety after the series premiere on May 28th. The series will follow David Duchovny as a Los Angeles detective who’s investigating the Charles Manson murders.
“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,” NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said. “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.”
Streaming services, especially Netflix, have standardized the binge-watching model with shows like House of Cards, Daredevil, and other shows, so it was only a matter of time before the networks followed suit.