CBS just more than doubled the number of original scripted series on its All Access streaming platform with the announcement of three new shows.
Joining current and upcoming All Access series “The Good Fight” and “Star Trek: Discovery,” will be “Strange Angel,” “No Activity,” and “$1.”
“Strange Angel,” created by Mark Heyman, follows Jack Parsons, who in 1940s L.A. helped pioneer rocket science and also spent his nights performing “sex magick rituals as a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley.”
“No Activity,” a comedy series from Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Funny Or Die, follows several pairs of police and criminals involved with major drug cartels.
“$1” is a mystery series following a $1 bill changing hands between people connected to murder.
“CBS All Access is dedicated to delivering inventive, premium original programming for our subscribers and creating opportunities for world class content creators to find new, creative ways to tell stories,” said Marc DeBevoise, president and chief operating officer at CBS Interactive, in a statement. “The addition of Strange Angel, our first series based on a compelling and true story, No Activity, our first comedy series, and $1, an innovative thriller, builds on the tremendous momentum CBS All Access has generated in its first season of original programming with The Good Fight and the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery.”
All three series are being produced by CBS Television Studios.
The growing slate of original and exclusive series for All Access falls in line with CBS’ ambition to grow the service over the next three years. The broadcaster has repeatedly stated its goal of 8 million total streaming subscribers (4 million for All Access and 4 million for Showtime OTT) by 2020.
Earlier this year, reports suggested that Showtime’s OTT service had reached 1.5 million subscribers and CBS All Access wasn’t far behind that number.
According to Variety, CBS CEO Les Moonves revealed the numbers at an event at UCLA that was closed to the press.