HBO Europe’s Umbre heads to Hulu

Scripted-logo-460_2Umbre-2HBO Europe original series Umbre has been acquired by on-demand service Hulu in the US.

The series was made by HBO Europe for its Romanian service and is actually a remake of an Australian crime drama Small Time Gangster.

It follows a Bucharest taxi driver who wants out of his double life as a debt collector for the mob.

The drama will now go out on Hulu, not HBO, in the US, and appear on the streaming service’s basic ad-free version.

HBO Europe has steadily upped the volume of drama originals for its European channels, several of which are distributed by DRG.

It has sub-licensed the rights to Synergetic Distribution, which in turn struck the deal with Hulu.