Should SEAL Team and Clarice make it to the 2021-22 season, it may not be on CBS — at least not altogether.
Sources disclose to they, that the two dramas, created by CBS Studios (MGM likewise produces Clarice), are in discussions to move to Paramount+ next season. The ViacomCBS streaming service is proceeding to bulk up its catalog of original series, and the two CBS shows could bring some potential built-in audience with a move.
Paramount+ and CBS Studios declined comment.
A move for SEAL Team and Clarice additionally possibly opens up some land on CBS, which has effectively renewed nine hour-long dramas and ordered four newcomers to series for 2021-22. Sources say SEAL Team, which has aired four seasons on CBS, could start its season with a bunch of episodes on the broadcast network in the fall prior to moving to Paramount+ for the remainder of its run.
Clarice, in the mean time, would become a Paramount+ exclusive. The Silence of the Lambs sequel, starring Rebecca Breeds as FBI specialist Clarice Starling, has confronted a few standards and practices challenges in its first season on CBS, even as executives have encouraged showrunners Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman to explore the darker elements of the story. CBS chief creative officer and Showtime CEO David Nevins courted Lumet and Kurtzman to bring Clarice to the broadcast network and not to a streaming outlet.
SEAL Team has been a steady performer for CBS over its four seasons. The momentum season, which wraps May 26, is averaging 6.5 million watchers with seven days of delayed viewing. The David Boreanaz-drove show follows a SEAL unit as they take on delayed viewing all through the world.
Spencer Hudnut, Christopher Chulack, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Boreanaz leader produce the arrangement, which was created by Benjamin Cavell.
Kurtzman and Lumet chief produce Clarice with Elizabeth Klaviter and Heather Kadin. The show has arrived at the midpoint of about 6.1 million viewers over its debut season.
Development of arrangement inside a media conglomerate’s ecosystem has become a fairly common practice in the previous year. At ViacomCBS, The Man Who Fell to Earth was at first scheduled for Paramount+ yet will run on Showtime all things being equal; a variation of computer game Halo went the other bearing, winding up on the decoration subsequent to being produced for Showtime.
NBCUniversal has made similar decisions with shows like Da Vinci Code prequel Langdon and half breed satire unscripted arrangement True Story going from NBC to Peacock. Disney has in like manner moved Love, Victor and High Fidelity from Disney+ to the more adult-oriented Hulu.