Hulu promotes for first VP of animation

Hulu Originals has promoted Kelci Parker to the newly created role of VP of animation as part of the Disney-owned streamer’s adult animation push. Parker, who was promoted to VP of comedy originals in November, will now oversee the development and current programming operations for original animation, reporting to head of scripted content, Jordan Helman. […]

Disney hires Hulu, ABC & Amazon Studio execs for Rob Mills’ Alternative arm

Disney has added Hulu, ABC and Amazon Studio execs to its nascent unscripted production division led by Rob Mills. Jill Chapman becomes VP of alternative series & planning at Walt Disney Television (WDR) Alternative, while Alicia Martino is now VP of alternative series and Mike Rosen joins as VP of VP of production. The trio […]

News round-up: Taiwan’s TAICCA links with Grazer’s Imagine; Disney serialises ‘Australia’; BBC extends ‘Sherwood’

Taiwan’s TAICCA links with Grazer & Howard’s Imagine Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) has partnered with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment to create a new scheme to support local writers. Emerge is designed to support Taiwanese writers, directors and producers to develop Chinese-language original TV series with hands-on guidance from experienced producers in […]

Hulu cancels ‘Woke’ after two seasons

Hulu has cancelled live-action/animation hybrid comedy series Woke after two seasons. The show, which launched in September 2020, was created by Keith Knight and Marshall Todd, and recently completed its second season on the Disney-owned US streamer. Star Lamorne Morris confirmed the show’s cancellation on social media, writing: “It looks like Woke Season 3 will […]

Netflix, YouTube & Hulu power US streaming to new record high in April

Netflix, YouTube and Hulu helped power streaming in the US to another record high for market share in April, according to recently released data. According to Nielsen’s The Gauge monthly TV viewing snapshot, streaming captured 30.4% of total TV viewing in the US in April. This was up from 29.7%, a previous record high, the […]

Hulu to adapt AfterShock comic book series ‘A Calculated Man’

Disney-owned streamer Hulu has ordered an adaptation of upcoming comic book series A Calculated Man. Jon Kramer and Lee Kramer will serve as executive producers on the project for AfterShock Media, the parent company of AfterShock Comics, which is the publisher behind the soon-to-debut comic title. Hulu secured the project after outbidding multiple parties, according […]

Hulu takes US SVOD rights to ‘Schitt’s Creek’ from Netflix

Hulu has taken exclusive US SVOD rights to Canadian comedy series Schitt’s Creek away from Netflix, with all six seasons moving to the Disney-owned streamer this fall. The show made its US debut to little fanfare on Pop TV in 2015, but eventually found widespread popularity after it was picked up by Netflix in 2017. […]

FX & Hulu prep Elon Musk documentary exploring Tesla’s Autopilot

Disney-owned US network FX is preparing to air a new documentary about Tesla founder and soon-to-be Twitter owner Elon Musk. Elon Musk’s Crash Course, which is part of FX’s The New York Times Presents strand, will premiere 20 May simultaneously on the US network and Disney streamer Hulu. Emma Schwartz produces and directs, with the show […]