Amazon Takes CBS Summer Series 'American Gothic,' 'BrainDead' for U.K.

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Both 13-part series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video, which is also streaming the shows in the U.S., in Britain later this month.

CBS Corp.'s CBS Studios International and Amazon Prime Video U.K. on Tuesday unveiled a licensing agreement for CBS summer event series American Gothic and BrainDead.

Both 13-part series will premiere later this month on Amazon Prime Video in Britain. Amazon previously announced that it will stream the shows in the U.S.

“Four years ago, CBS created a new genre of event summer programming with buzzy, serialized shows that have scored a lot attention in both the U.S. and around the world," ?said Armando Nunez, president and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group. “American Gothic and BrainDead are the newest additions and will bring more uniquely entertaining, high-concept stories to Amazon Prime members in the U.?K.”

BrainDead, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, is a comic-thriller in the world of Washington, D.C., politics that follows a young Capitol Hill staffer who discovers that bugs are eating the brains of members of Congress and Hill staffers.The show premiered in the U.S. on Monday, and Amazon Prime Video will start streaming it there on Friday.

American Gothic centers on a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. "As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart," according to a plot description. The drama debuts in the U.S. on June 22 and on Amazon U.S. on June 26.