TBI Weekly: Who cares about streaming figures?

A nice view can take you a long way in the streaming world. The majestic Great Plains of the early 18th century and the sunny climes of modern-day Santa Barbara may seem worlds apart but do have one thing in common – both have pulled in record breaking numbers for US streamers Hulu and Peacock. […]

Disney’s Onyx Collective orders unscripted trio & inks Yara Shahidi deal

Disney’s Onyx Collective brand has greenlit three new unscripted series and inked an overall deal with actor and producer Yara Shahidi. The Tara Duncan-led brand, which launched on streaming service Hulu last year, curates a content slate for creators of colour and underrepresented voices. Disney-owned ABC Signature extended its deal with Shahidi and her 7th […]

FX on Hulu orders ‘The Veil’, limited series from Steven Knight

US network FX has ordered The Veil, a new limited thriller series for Hulu from Steven Knight and starring Elisabeth Moss. FX Productions will produce the series, with Peaky Blinders creator Knight writing and executive producing alongside PatMa Productions’ Denise Di Novi and Nina Tassler, and Moss with Lindsey McManus under their Love & Squalor […]

TBI Weekly: Why HBO Max & Hulu’s rights-sharing deal adds up

HBO Max and Hulu’s decision to share ‘co-exclusive’ streaming rights to breakout comedy hit Abbot Elementary can be easily explained – but it also underlines that pragmatism is the name of the game now for US studios. The past seven days have again underlined how once red-hot feelings for streaming have turned decidedly tepid. NBCUniversal-owned Peacock has […]

Hulu & HBO Max share ‘exclusive’ rights to hit US comedy ‘Abbott Elementary’

Warner Bros Discovery’s HBO Max and Disney-backed streamer Hulu are to share exclusive streaming rights to ABC’s hit comedy Abbott Elementary. The unusual deal for the workplace comedy, which debuted its first season on ABC in December, has come about because the show is produced by WBD’s Warner Bros. Television and Disney’s 20th Television. Hulu […]

FX & Hulu prep Covid misinformation doc ‘Superspreader’

US network FX and streamer sibling Hulu are preparing to air the latest doc from its The New York Times Presents strand, with a show exploring Covid vaccine misinformation. Superspreader is from producer/director Lora Moftah and will explore how people such Dr. Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician in Florida, have built operations to push natural health […]

Hulu acquires UK dating format ‘Love In The Flesh’

US streamer Hulu is among multiple international buyers for UK dating series Love In The Flesh, following deals struck by Passion Distribution. The 8 x 60-minute reality show will debut on Hulu today, while other acquisitions of the series include Discovery for New Zealand, NRK in Norway, DR in Denmark, MTV3 in Finland, TV4 in […]

Hulu preps spicy dating competition show from All3’s Bright Spot

Hulu is preparing to launch a new dating competition series that sees couples battling to create thir best dishes while eating “incredibly spicy food”. The show is from All3Media-backed Bright Spot Content, the US prodco founded by former Discovery Studios head Sandy Varo Jarrell, and will launch 16 August. All 10 x 30-minute episodes will […]