Lionsgate has sealed an unique subscription video-on-demand deal for Ghosts, the CBS comedy based mostly on a British sequence of the identical identify.
Ghosts is produced by Lionsgate Television, BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions and CBS Studios. So there’s little shock in Lionsgate partnering with Paramount Global and its streaming service Paramount+ on the U.S. SVOD rights deal, which follows a second season renewal from CBS.
Beyond Paramount+’s current in-season rights deal for Ghosts, the brand new settlement beginning in Fall 2022 will see the streamer grow to be the unique year-round SVOD house to all episodes of the comedy.
Part of Lionsgate’s partnership with BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions, Ghosts is predicated on the British sequence that follows a pair performed by Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar who be taught their new dream home is inhabited by ghosts. Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty, Asher Grodman, Rebecca Wisocky, Sheila Carrasco, Danielle Pinnock, Roman Zaragoza and Devan Chandler Long additionally star, with Joe Port and Joe Wiseman serving as showrunners.
“Ghosts is one of the biggest comedy hits in years and one of the most talked about shows. It is the perfect addition to the fantastic pipeline of content driving peak streaming at Paramount+,” Tanya Giles, chief programming officer at Paramount+, stated in a press release on Tuesday.
“With fresh story lines, an incredible cast and a brilliant creative team, Ghosts is that rare television series that taps into the popular zeitgeist to become a cultural phenomenon,” Jim Packer, president of the Lionsgate Worldwide Television Distribution Group, added in his personal assertion.
Packer negotiated the licensing cope with Barbara Zaneri, chief program acquisitions officer for Paramount Global.