Craig Erwich

TCAs: Hulu, WarnerMedia execs lift lid on streaming future

Top brass at Hulu and WarnerMedia have lifted the lid on their streaming plays as the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour reaches its final week. TBS and TNT president Kevin Reilly, who is to lead the content strategy for parent company WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, said that the business – whose portfolio includes HBO, […]

Hulu revives Animaniacs with Spielberg & Warner Bros.

US streamer Hulu has ordered a new version of Warner Bros. Animation (WBA)’s cartoon franchise Animaniacs, with Steven Spielberg returning as executive producer. Spielberg’s Amblin Televsion is producing the revival, which has landed a straight-to-series order of two seasons, with WBA. New episodes will launch on the VOD service in 2020, and they represent the […]

AMC’s Stillerman headed for Hulu

AMC Networks’ Joel Stillerman is joining streaming service Hulu as chief content officer. The new role will see the exec driving overall content strategy, overseeing acquisitions, expansion of the originals slate, development and content partner management teams. Current content chief Craig Erwich will remain as senior VP and head of content, focusing on original programming […]

INTV: Hulu’s studio plans ‘hinge upon int’l’

Hulu’s creative chief, Craig Erwich, has said plans to set up its own in-house studio hinge upon its wider international ambitions. The catch-up and streaming service currently only requires US rights and can commission originals and work on copros on that basis, without the need for a studio to service a wider international network. Speaking at […]

Hugh Laurie, Night Manager team confirmed for INTV

Hugh Laurie and several of the team behind The Night Manager will give a keynote address at the upcoming INTV event. Laurie will be joined by Susanne Bier and Stephen Garrett, and give the closing keynote at the conference in the wake of the success of the BBC-AMC thriller. INTV is being held Jerusalem, Israel […]

Hulu to stream Disney movies

American streamer Hulu has scored exclusive subscription VOD rights to more than 50 Disney feature films. The multi-year agreement covers library movies such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mulan, Pocahontas, Hercules and Sister Act, which jave been made available to stream. More than 50 of the titles will be available on Hulu for the first […]

Hulu snags Homeland from Fox

Hulu has acquired premium drama series from Fox. The hit drama goes out on premium cable net Showtime in the US. It is produced by Fox 21 and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, which struck the US streaming deal. The agreement gives Hulu the first four seasons of the drama, which is based on […]

Hulu strikes major content deal with Disney

US streaming service Hulu has inked a content deal with Disney that gives it over 500 episodes of kids programming from the Mouse House. The deal, which mark Hulu stepping up its kids TV output, gives the streaming service programming from the Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD linear channels. Hulu gets exclusive SVOD […]

CMT and Hulu save Nashville

CMT has stepped in to rescue cancelled US series Nashville, teaming with Hulu to order a new season of the country music drama. The show ran to four seasons on ABC, but the broadcast net cancelled it earlier this year. Viacom net CMT (Country Music Television) has now greenlit a fifth season of the show, […]

Hulu and MGM to tell The Handmaid’s Tale

Hulu has greenlit an adaptation of Margaret Atwood novel The Handmaid’s Tale. The streaming service has given MGM a straight to series order for the show, which will be written and exec produced by Bruce Miller (The 100). Atwood will be a consulting producer on the show, which will debut on Hulu next year. She […]