CBS Studios International secured licensing agreements with ProSiebenSat.1 Group and Turner Broadcasting System in Germany for Instinct. Based on the book Murder Games by James Patterson and Howard Roughan, Instinct follows a former CIA operative who returns to his life of crime investigation when the NYPD need to catch a serial killer. The mid-season drama will have its German premiere on May 23, 2018, on the pay TV channel TNT Serie, followed by its FTA premiere on SAT.1 Television. Instinct is produced by CBS Television Studios and distributed worldwide by CBS Studios International.