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 […]

Nat Geo explores 9/11 with anniversary docuseries

National Geographic in the US has ordered a six-part docuseries to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 11 September 2001 attacks in New York City, Washington DC and Pennsylvania in the US. The series, 9/11: One Day In America, will chronicle the events of that day – at times minute by minute – through the […]

Amazon, HBO Max & Waave among ‘Conversations With Friends’ deals

Amazon, HBO Max, Lionsgate Play and Waave are among a slew of companies to have pre-bought Conversations With Friends, the upcoming BBC and Hulu drama from the team behind Normal People. The 12 x 30-minute drama has been adapted from the debut novel by Sally Rooney and is being produced by Element Pictures and Endeavor Content, […]

Disney’s Hulu expands home renovation with Red Arrow deal

Disney-owned streamer Hulu has struck a far-reaching deal with Red Arrow Studios International (RASI) that will see the US-only SVOD acquiring a raft of factual entertainment. Hulu has picked up season one of makeover show Renovate Don’t Relocate, which was produced by Outline Productions for UKTV, as well as the 30-episode eighth season of fellow renovation show, […]

Hulu ups Jordan Helman to head of original scripted content

Disney-owned US streamer Hulu has promoted Jordan Helman to head of original scripted content, following Beatrice Springborn’s move to Universal Cable Productions (UCP). Helman has served as head of original drama since 2015, during which time he has worked on shows including The Handmaid’s Tale, Castle Rock and Catch-22, as well as upcoming titles like […]

Disney launches Hulu-based content brand for creators of colour

Disney General Entertainment (DGE) has unveiled Onyx Collective, a new content brand on streaming service Hulu for creators of colour and underrepresented voices, including Oprah Winfrey and Ryan Coogler, to be helmed by Freeform president Tara Duncan. Duncan, who has been spearheading this effort since it was first announced last year, will continue in her […]

Hulu orders LA Lakers docuseries from Antoine Fuqua

Disney-owned streamer Hulu has ordered a nine-part original docuseries exploring the history of US professional basketball team the Los Angeles Lakers. The untitled project, which is set to debut in 2022, comes from Lakers’ CEO and controlling owner Jeanie Buss and director Antoine Fuqua, in association with Fuqua Films, as well as Haven Entertainment and […]