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Hulu, Arte board Syrian war thriller starring James Purefoy

Hulu and Arte have greenlit Fertile Crescent, an eight-part drama set during the Syrian War which stars James Purefoy and is being distributed internationally by Fremantle. Set in the world of female Kurdish fighters, Fertile Crescent is co-created by Maria Feldman (False Flag), Eitan Mansuri (When Heroes Fly), Amit Cohen (False Flag) and Ron Leshem […]

Lionsgate strikes two-year output deal with Hulu, FX

Disney-controlled streamer Hulu and cable channel FX have struck a two-year output deal with Lionsgate for films released in 2020 and 2021. The deal is understood to mark the first time an SVOD and cable channel have partnered on a theatrical output deal. The slate for 2020 includes such films as I Still Believe, a biopic […]

Cloudco bolsters distribution team with Partner

Kids TV producer and distributor Cloudco Entertainment has hired Sam Partner as VP international content distribution. Based at Cloudco’s London office, Partner joins from Beyond Distribution, where he was SVP sales for German-speaking Europe, Scandinavia, Benelux & Kids. He has previously worked at The Pokémon Company International and Fremantle. Partner will report to Karen Vermeulen, […]

Hulu boards Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’

Hulu has boarded the BBC’s upcoming adaptation of Sally Rooney’s acclaimed novel Normal People, which has just gone into production as a 12×30 series through Element Pictures. Adapted by Rooney alongside writers Alice Birch and Mark O’Rowe, Normal People will star Daisy Edgar Jones (War of the Worlds, Cold Feet) as Marianne and Paul Mescal in his first television role as Connell. […]

ITV2, Hulu partner on zombie canal boat comedy ‘Zomboat!’

ITV2 and Hulu have partnered for the first time to commission a zombie comedy from Noho Film & Television production, part of ITV Studios. Zomboat! is 6 x 30-minute series set against a zombie apocalypse unleashed in Birmingham that sees sisters Kat and Jo, together with unlikely travel companions Sunny and Amar, flee for their […]

Hulu takes US rights to Lightbox’s Harvey Weinstein doc

Hulu has paid a seven figure sum for US rights to Untouchable, Lightbox’s feature documentary about the Harvey Weinstein scandal which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Directed by Ursula McFarlane, Untouchable was produced by Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn and Poppy Dixon. Embankment Films negotiated the deal on behalf of the producers, and […]

Lionsgate picks up int’l distribution rights to Hulu’s ‘Ramy’

Lionsgate has picked up international distribution rights to Hulu comedy series Ramy.  The studio has picked up rights to the A24-produced series, which tells the story of a 20-something, first-generation Egyptian-American on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighbourhood. The show — which has been renewed for a second series — explores the intersection of […]

Disney to take full control of Hulu in five years

Disney has agreed a deal with Comcast to take full control of Hulu — in 2024.  The Mouse House revealed this afternoon (14 May) that it will assume full operational control of the Handmaid’s Tale streamer, effective immediately, in return for Disney and Comcast entering into a “put/call” agreement regarding NBCUniversal’s 33% ownership stake in the platform. Under […]

Bob Iger: Disney “bullish” about Hulu potential

Disney is “bullish” about the potential of Hulu, including international expansion, but will have to strike an agreement with Comcast to achieve its goals, according to CEO Bob Iger. Speaking after Disney posted better than expected Q2 results, Iger also said that Disney’s movie activities and new streaming service Disney+ will be intricately linked, with […]

Hulu’s subscriber base balloons to 28m

Disney and Comcast-backed streaming service Hulu has grown its total customer base to over 28m, including 26.8m paying customers, the outfit has revealed. The news that the SVOD service has added 3.8m paying customers so far this year means its US growth far outpaced that of Netflix, which added 1.7m customers in its home market […]

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