Kids round-up: Peacock & Hulu catch ‘Dragons’ spin-off; Nick India launches original; SPI Int’l takes ‘Smurfs’ digital rights

Peacock & Hulu catch ‘Dragons’ spin-off NBCUniversal-owned Peacock and Disney’s Hulu have both picked up Dragons: The Nine Realms, the latest spinoff in the How To Train Your Dragon franchise from DreamWorks Animation. The CG-animated series will debut simultaneously on both US streaming services on 23 December, with the 6 x 22-minute series set 1,300 years after the events […]

NBCU hires Hulu president Kelly Campbell to lead Peacock

Hulu’s former president Kelly Campbell has been tapped to head up NBCUniversal (NBCU) streamer Peacock.  Campbell, whose move to NBCU had been mooted earlier this week, becomes president at Peacock, reporting into Matt Strauss, chairman of DTC & international at the US studio. She starts in November and will be based in LA, with a […]

Hulu chief Kelly Campbell departs amid reports of move to NBCU

Hulu’s president Kelly Campbell has departed the Disney-Owned streamer after less than two years in the job, with US reports suggesting the exec is heading to NBCUniversal (NBCU). Campbell left the “company immediately” yesterday, according to Disney’s chairman of international operations & DTC, Rebecca Campbell. No reason was given for Kelly Campbell’s departure but in […]

Hulu to adapt ‘Black Cake’ with Cerar, Kaplan & Oprah

US-based streamer Hulu has won a bidding war for Black Cake, a drama series based on an upcoming book, with Marissa Jo Cerar, Oprah Winfrey and Aaron Kaplan attached. Charmaine Wilkerson’s novel of the same name, which is due to be published next year, is a decade-spanning murder mystery-meets-family drama, with an international setting including […]

Hulu Japan, France TV prep Manga drama with Legendary & Dynamic Television

Hulu in Japan and France Télévisions have linked up with US-based producer Legendary Television and Dynamic Television on a drama based on best-selling Japanese manga series ​​Kami, No Shizuku. Drops Of God follows a woman who travels to Tokyo following the death of her father to find he has left her an extraordinary wine collection […]

Sky & Hulu partner for Pulse Films true crime doc

European pay-TV giant Sky and Disney-owned US streamer Hulu have partnered to co-produce a true crime feature documentary about a man who claims he committed murder in his sleep. The 1 x 90-minute Dead Asleep (working title), which is being produced by London-based Pulse Films, will debut on Sky Crime and streaming service NOW in […]

Hulu orders ‘Tell Me Lies’ adaptation from 20th TV & Vice’s Refinery 29

Disney’s US streamer Hulu has picked up the adaptation of Carola Lovering’s novel Tell Me Lies, which has Grace Van Patten attached to star. The show, which will use the same title as the novel, is being produced by Disney-owned 20th Television and Vice’s US prodco Refinery29. The story follows a young couple who meet at […]

Hulu hires MTV Entertainment exec as unscripted director, expands Vice deal

Disney-owned US streamer Hulu has expanded appointed an MTV Entertainment exec as its director of unscripted original series. Dane Joseph’s remit includes oversight of all unscripted originals for the streamer from development to production. Joseph, who reports into Hulu’s head of unscripted and docs Belisa Balaban, was most recently VP of development at MTV and […]

Hulu developing Korean drama ‘American Seoul’

Disney-owned US streamer Hulu is in development on hour-long Korean drama American Seoul. The series is written and executive produced by Lana Cho, who is also currently adapting Maurene Goo’s young adult novel Somewhere Only We Know as a feature film for Netflix. Sebastian Lee and David Kim, who are behind The Good Doctor for ABC and […]

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