Earlier this year, CBS made the decision to move several of its shows to the Paramount + streaming service, including Evil, Seal team, Y Clarice. In the meantime Seal team other Evil made the switch smoothly, negotiations for Clarice to follow were ongoing, and now Term has reported that talks between the streaming service and co-producer MGM have reached a stalemate, effectively ending the series.
Taking place one year after the events of The silence of the lambs, the series takes a look at the untold personal story of FBI agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field and tackles new cases. As to why Clarice can’t make the leap to Paramount +, that’s a bit tricky, but an industry veteran told Deadline he was one of the “craziest situations they’ve ever seen.“Unlike Evil other Seal team, Clarice It is not the exclusive property of CBS, making it difficult to reach an agreement. Reportedly, Paramount + will pay a license fee that will cover approximately 90% of the costs for both Evil other Seal team, but how Clarice is co-produced with MGM, they don’t feel like they have to pay the same amount.
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“I heard that Clarice’s offer was to cover 78% of the budget ($ 3.6 million per episode), which, after negotiations, went up to 82% ($ 3.8 million).“read the Deadline report.”Sources close to CBS argue that 82% are within the standard range for a premium series, which varies from show to show based on performance data analyzed by the pay / streamer cable network. I heard that Paramount + ‘internal projection for Clarice was to break even with a 78% license fee and lose money at 82%, the number that she eventually agreed to.“There’s also the fact that MGM is in the process of being acquired by Amazon, and while Deadline says they don’t think that has anything to do with the unraveling of the current deal, they also say MGM could be trying to hang on to one of their Most prominent IPs for a future Amazon Prime video series. “Depending on who you talk to, MGM abruptly stopped good faith negotiations that were moving closer to a deal,“Deadline explains”or the studio chose to walk away after being offered a “mediocre” deal that it couldn’t accept.“Unless something changes, it appears Agent Starling has investigated her latest case.