Hulu acquires UK comedy horror ‘Wreck’ for US debut


Hulu has acquired comedy horror series Wreck for its US debut.

Produced by Fremantle-backed UK firm Euston Films, the 6 x 60-minute series originally debuted in October on BBC3 in the UK, where it has been commissioned for a second season. It will launch on Hulu on 1 March following a distribution deal with Fremantle.

Created by Ryan J. Brown and set aboard a mega cruise ship, the series follows 19-year-old new recruit, Jamie, as he infiltrates the 1000 strong crew in a desperate race to find his missing sister, who was was working aboard the same vessel on a previous tour and vanished mid charter.

Jamie is initiated into cruise life and gets a crash course on the tribes within the staff: the theatre kids, the mafias and the low-paid workers. For this overworked and underpaid crew, life below deck can be an odyssey of partying and excess – and they remain oblivious to the bloodthirsty murders taking place on board.

The cast includes Oscar Kennedy (Ladhood), Thaddea Graham (The Irregulars), Jack Rowan (Noughts + Crosses) and Harriet Webb (I May Destroy You).

“Wreck is a fast-paced and fun coming-of-age story that combines clever humour and horror with questions about who we really are. Hulu is the perfect partner to bring this genre-bending comedy thriller from our talented team at Euston Films to a US audience,” said Jens Richter, CEO international at Fremantle.

This new acquisiton will add to Hulu’s comedy slate, which includes a recently announced revival of animated sitcom King Of The Hill and an order for Standing By from Schitt’s Creek’s Dan Levy and Ally Pankiw,.

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