FX and Hulu partner with New York Times for new doc from ‘The Weekly’ team

US network FX and Disney-owned streaming service Hulu have partnered with The New York Times for a new 10-part documentary series featuring reports from journalists at the newspaper. The New York Times Presents is being described as a follow-up to The Weekly, the previous collaboration between FX and the paper. It comes from the same […]

TBI Weekly: Six Reasons Why Adult Animation Is Set To Flourish

Adult animation is a well-worn medium but the unique combination of a global production shutdown, ongoing uncertainty over the viability of big budget scripted projects and the insatiable demand for content is pushing the genre forward at rapid speed. And while animated projects are not quick turnarounds, they are perhaps the most viable for production […]

Hulu & Michael Keaton join up for Opioid crisis drama ‘Dopesick’

Disney’s US streamer Hulu has made a straight-to-series order for eight-part Opioid drama Dopesick, with Michael Keaton attached to star. The show has been written by Danny Strong (Empire) and is being directed by Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson (Rain Man), with Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid’s Tale) among exec producers. Disney-owned Fox 21 Television Studios […]

Hulu orders ‘The Other Typist’ adaptation with Keira Knightley to star and EP

Disney-owned SVOD service Hulu has commissioned Searchlight Television and 20th Century Fox Television to produce a series adaptation of Suzanne Rindell’s novel The Other Typist. Hollywood star Keira Knightley (Misbehaviour, Pirates Of The Caribbean) is set to return to TV in the starring role for the series, which is being written and executive produced by Ilene […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Tracking Amazon Prime & Hulu’s next moves

Amazon Prime Video and Hulu might look like similar streamers on the surface but underneath the bonnet, their respective owners have experienced Covid-19 in considerably different ways. Sarah Henschel and Max Signorelli, analysts at TBI sibling Omdia, explore how subscription numbers at Amazon’s Prime operation and Disney-owned Hulu might fare against three different scenarios. The […]

Disney+ lands 54m subscribers but Mouse House left reeling by Covid-19

Disney+ has racked up more than 54 million subscribers since its launch barely six months ago, but it was not enough to plug the gap in the company’s balance sheet left by the Covid-19 pandemic. The ongoing health crisis has left Disney reeling, with the parks segment alone losing out on an estimated $1bn in […]

Hulu picks up UK coming-of-age comedy ‘In My Skin’

US streamer Hulu has acquired UK prodco Expectation’s dark coming-of-age comedy In My Skin. The five-part series, which is distributed by BBC Studios and is currently airing on BBC Three and BBC Wales in the UK, with the finale episode due to air tonight – 29 April. It will premiere on Hulu on 4 June. […]

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