CBS Launches new Online Series
CBS Interactive is gearing up to make a strong push with original programming for multi-platform delivery. They announced that it will partner with Saturn to craft Novel Adventures which will star Daphne Zuniga (One Tree Hill).
The premise follows four female friends who perform activities based on moments taken from classic books such as the first episode when they go fishing ala Ernerst Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea.
The series, debuting November 3, was created by Jonathan Prince (The Cleaner, Cane) and will be first made available for 48 hours at CBS.com, TheInsider.com and TV.com followed by a broader rollout across the CBS Audience Network.
"We get to tell great stories with an A-plus cast and crew, Saturn gets creative and seamless promotion for its new line of cars and CBS Interactive offers its flagship Web sites and Audience Network high production-value content," Prince told The Hollywood Reporter. "Add to that, if successful, we have created a template for a potential broadcast or cable series to develop with our production studio, CBS Paramount."
In addition to Zuniga, the series will star Paola Turbay (Cane), Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother) and Jolie Jenkins (Desperate Housewives).