Hulu brings back 90’s favorites leading up to kid 90 premiere





Beginning March 8, Hulu will celebrate the ‘90s each day with your favorite series, characters and fashion moments with new show premieres, exciting virtual events and buzz-worthy social fun —
all leading up to the March 12th premiere of Hulu Original Documentary kid 90 from Soliel Moon Frye.

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NEW PREMIERES

BLOSSOM: COMPLETE SERIES

Fifteen-year-old Blossom Russo is the only girl in a house that includes her session musician father, her curmudgeonly grandfather and two brothers, recovering addict Anthony and jock Joey, who is a few yards short of a first down. Mom has abandoned the family to pursue a singing career in Paris, and the family attempts to adjust. Blossom is not quite a beauty, but neither a geek. She is smart and reasonably popular. She dreams of a sitcom fantasy mother, and frequently gets ‘advice’ from famous celebrities. Blossom’s best friend, Six, an especially fast talker with a tendency to ramble, plays a significant part in her life.

(Streaming Monday, March 8)

FELICITY: COMPLETE SERIES

A young fresh out of high school girl, follows her high school crush to college in New York City to be near him.

(Streaming Tuesday, March 9)

MY SO CALLED LIFE: COMPLETE SERIES

The life of a 15 year-old high school student, whose angst-ridden journey through adolescence, friendship, parents, and life teaches her what it means to grow up.

(Streaming Thursday, March 11)

kid 90: HULU ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE

Synopsis: As a teenager in the ‘90s, Soleil Moon Frye carried a video camera everywhere she went. She documented hundreds of hours of footage and then locked it away for over 20 years. After all this time, kid 90 unlocks the vault and presents a true time capsule of a group of friends growing up in Hollywood and New York City in the ‘90s, balancing childhood and fame pre-internet and social media explosion. It is a deeply personal coming-of-age story that explores how “sometimes we need to look back to find our way forward.” Soleil is joined by lifelong friends and fellow child stars who provide commentary on growing up in the ‘90s; including David Arquette, Stephen Dorff, Balthazar Getty, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Brian Austin Green, Tori Leonard, Heather McComb and more.

Executive produced by Jason Goldberg and Alan Welch for STX, Philip Watson and Jennifer Davidson for Appian Way, Yana Gorskaya, Neil Meiklejohn, and Sean Penn. Directed by Soleil Moon Frye. STX serves as the studio.

(Streaming Friday, March 12)

VIRTUAL 90’s EVENTS

MOTHER KNOWS BEST: A LOOK AT ’90S TV MOMS

The ’90s (Moms) are back! To celebrate Hulu’s “90’s Week” and the premiere of kid 90, Hulu and ATX TV are gathering together some of the most iconic TV Moms of the decade to talk about what it was like playing these idyllic characters, share behind-the-scenes memories, and tell us what it was really like to “parent” our favorite 90’s teen idols.

Joining this special panel will be Mary-Margaret Humes (Dawson’s Creek), JoMarie Payton (Family Matters), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Moesha) and Alley Mills (The Wonder Years), along with moderator Breanne Heldman (People)!

Tune in to the conversation Monday, March 8th at 5pm PT / 7pm CT / 8 pm ET on ATX TV’s Official YouTube Channel!

’90S TV TRIVIA NIGHT

ATX TV presents 90’s TV Trivia Night featuring die-hard TV fans duking it out alongside some very special guests in a battle to see who remembers 90’s TV the best! From Felicity to Sabrina the Teenage Witch to Sister, Sister, questions from family comedies and soapy teen angst favorites will revolve around Hulu’s amazing 90’s TV library. VIP 90’s stars will test their knowledge (and memories), pop in to ask questions, share their own trivia, and send us back in time! Come watch, chat, and see where you fare in the ultimate 90’s TV challenge.

Tune in Wednesday, March 10th (timing to follow) on ATX TV’s Official YouTube Channel!

WHAT ICONIC 90’s SHOW
ARE YOU?
TAKE THE POPSUGAR QUIZ
ON MONDAY 3/8

The 90’s gifted us with great TV, along with some iconic women leads that have lived on in our minds long after we traded our beepers for smartphones. Beginning Monday, check out the “90’s Week” POPSUGAR quiz to narrow down which beloved show you should binge with your own leading ladies.



HULU PRESENTS UPCOMING ORIGINAL SERIES





HULU PRESENTS UPCOMING ORIGINAL SERIES ‘THE HANDMAID’S TALE’ SEASON FOUR, THE FINAL SEASON OF ‘SHRILL’ AND ‘MARVEL’S M.O.D.O.K.’ AT
2021 TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION WINTER PRESS TOUR

Company Greenlights Limited Series ‘Iron Mike’ From the ‘I, Tonya’ Team

Premium Streamer Renews Fan Favorite ‘Animaniacs’ for a Third Season

Company Also Reveals Premiere Dates for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season Four, ‘Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.’ and ‘Love, Victor’ Season Two

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2021) — Today, during the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour, Hulu presented the company’s lineup of upcoming original programming including the fourth season of Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the third and final season of comedy series “Shrill” starring Aidy Bryant, and new adult animation series “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.,” all of which join the company’s collection of premium original content.

The company also announced a series order for new original limited series “Iron Mike” from 20th Television and the team behind “I, Tonya,” as well as an early third season renewal for “Animaniacs” from Steven Spielberg.

“With returning seasons of award-winning comedies and dramas, Hulu’s 2021 slate of Original series truly has something for everyone,” said Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment. “We’re incredibly excited to welcome back the stories and characters fans have connected with in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Shrill,’ ‘Animaniacs’ and ‘Love, Victor,’ while taking viewers deeper into the character of Mike Tyson in ‘Iron Mike’ and bringing animated but deeply human characters to life in ‘Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.’”

With 39.4 million subscriptions as of Jan. 2, 2021, Hulu has gained remarkable momentum over the past year with the streamer recently earning a record 10 Golden Globe nominations across five titles, five SAG Award nominations, five WGA Award nominations and seven NAACP Image Award nominations.

Hulu Greenlights Limited Series “Iron Mike”

Hulu has picked up 8-episode limited series “Iron Mike.” From the team behind “I, Tonya,” the series explores the wild, tragic and controversial life and career behind one of the most polarizing figures in sports culture – heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

From 20th Television and created by “I, Tonya” screenwriter Steven Rogers, showrunner Karin Gist will executive produce with Claire Brown of The Gist Of It, along with the “I, Tonya” team of Rogers, director Craig Gillespie, Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan, LuckyChap’s Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Brett Hedblom and Entertainment 360’s Darin Friedman.

Beloved Franchise “Animaniacs” from Steven Spielberg, Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation Picks Up an Early Third Season Renewal Ahead of Season Two Launch

Following a successful first season and practically blowing up the internet, “Animaniacs” has been renewed for a third, zany season on Hulu consisting of 10 episodes. The series garnered the most social mentions of any Hulu Original to date over its season one opening weekend proving that fans can’t get enough of watching Yakko, Wakko and Dot as they wreak havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet. The second season of “Animaniacs” will debut later this year.

After returning to their beloved home, the Warner Bros. Water Tower, the Animaniacs waste no time in causing chaos and comic confusion as they run loose through the studio and beyond, turning the world into their personal playground. Joining Yakko, Wakko and Dot are fan-favorite characters Pinky and the Brain who will also return to continue their quest for world domination.

Hulu, Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation join forces again to extend the legacy of the iconic, family friendly animated series. Steven Spielberg returns as executive producer of the series, with Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, Amblin Television Co-Presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey also serving as executive producers. Wellesley Wild serves as showrunner and executive producer. Gabe Swarr serves as co-executive producer. “Animaniacs” is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation.

Hulu Reveals Premiere Dates for Upcoming 2021 Originals

“The Handmaid’s Tale”

The fourth season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” premieres with three episodes on Wednesday, April 28. In the 10-episode upcoming season, June (Elisabeth Moss) strikes back against Gilead as a fierce rebel leader, but the risks she takes bring unexpected and dangerous new challenges. Her quest for justice and revenge threatens to consume her and destroy her most cherished relationships.

The series stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle, Amanda Brugel, Bradley Whitford and Sam Jaeger. “The Handmaid’s Tale” season four will be executive produced by Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Eric Tuchman, John Weber, Frank Siracusa, Sheila Hockin, Kira Snyder and Yahlin Chang. The series is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” teaser:

“Shrill”

The third and final season of “Shrill” premieres all eight episodes on Friday, May 7. The new season finds Annie (Aidy Bryant) energized by her breakup with dud boyfriend Ryan (Luka Jones) and her newfound momentum at work. Annie feels like everything is finally falling into place for her, but does she actually know how to get what she wants?

“Shrill” stars Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Ian Owens and John Cameron Mitchell. The series is executive produced by Ali Rushfield, who also serves as showrunner, Aidy Bryant, Lindy West, Rob Klein, Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Broadway Video and Brownstone Productions. Warner Bros. Television serves as the international distributor.

“Shrill” teaser:

“Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.”

Hulu’s new adult animated comedy series “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.” premieres all 10 episodes Friday, May 21. In “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.,” the megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (Patton Oswalt) has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world. But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth’s mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground. Ousted as A.I.M.’s leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet!

The series stars Patton Oswalt, Melissa Fumero, Aimee Garcia, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ben Schwartz, Beck Bennett, Jon Daly and Sam Richardson. “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.” is created and written by executive producers Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt. Brett Crawley, Robert Maitia, Grant Gish, Joe Quesada, Karim Zreik and Jeph Loeb also serve as executive producers.

“Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.” teaser:

“Love, Victor”

The popular teen dramedy “Love, Victor” returns with all 10 episodes on Friday, June 11. Season two picks up with a newly out-of-the-closet Victor (Michael Cimino) entering his junior year at Creekwood High. However, being out brings new challenges as Victor faces a family struggling with his revelation, a heartbroken ex-girlfriend in Mia (Rachel Naomi Hilson), and the difficulties of being an openly gay star athlete — all while navigating the excitement of his new relationship with Benji (George Sear).

The series stars Michael Cimino, Ana Ortiz, James Martinez, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, Rachel Naomi Hilson, Bebe Wood, George Sear, Anthony Turpel and Mason Gooding. The film’s original writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger serve as executive producers alongside Brian Tanen, Jason Ensler, Isaac Klausner, Marty Bowen, Adam Fishbach, Wyck Godfrey, Pouya Shahbazian and Adam Londy.

ABOUT HULU

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Launched in 2008, Hulu is the only service that gives viewers instant access to current shows from every major U.S. broadcast network; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals like Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning series “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Act”; Golden Globe Award-winning, Emmy Award-nominated and Peabody-winning series “Ramy”; and Emmy Award-nominated series including “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” and “Pen15”; alongside hit series “Little Fires Everywhere” from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington; “Normal People,” “The Great,” “Hillary,” “Shrill,” “Solar Opposites”; and Oscar® and Emmy-nominated documentary film “Minding the Gap”; and critically acclaimed Hulu Original films “Palm Springs,” “Run” and “Happiest Season.” The service also streams live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Discovery Networks – available all in one place. Upcoming Original releases include “The Dropout” based on the ABC News investigative podcast, and the book-to-screen adaptation of “Nine Perfect Strangers” starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy.



Trailer Debut: Hulu Original Solar Opposites





Trailer Debut: Hulu Original Solar Opposites

Holy Shlorp! Get a taste of this season’s craziness with the official trailer of the all-new season.
Solar Opposites returns with 8 all-new episodes Friday, March 26, only on Hulu.

Synopsis: Co-created by Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty) and Mike McMahan (ex-writer’s assistant on Rick & Morty), Solar Opposites centers around a team of four aliens who escape their exploding home world only to crash land into a move-in ready home in suburban America. They are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love humans and all their TV, junk food and fun stuff. Their mission: protect the Pupa, a living super computer that will one day evolve into its true form, consume them and terraform the Earth. On season two of Solar Opposites, the Solar Opposites take it bigger, funnier, and more opposite than ever before.

Solar Opposites is executive produced by Roiland, McMahan and Josh Bycel. The series is produced by 20th Television.

Social:
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Hulu Original Documentary kid 90 Trailer Debut





Hulu Original Documentary kid 90 Trailer Debut

Get ready for a trip down memory lane with Hulu’s kid 90 trailer! Soleil Moon Frye’s Hulu Original documentary premieres on March 12, only on Hulu.

Synopsis: As a teenager in the ‘90s, Soleil Moon Frye carried a video camera everywhere she went. She documented hundreds of hours of footage and then locked it away for over 20 years. After all this time, kid 90 unlocks the vault and presents a true time capsule of a group of friends growing up in Hollywood and New York City in the ‘90s, balancing childhood and fame pre-internet and social media explosion. It is a deeply personal coming-of-age story that explores how “sometimes we need to look back to find our way forward.” Soleil is joined by lifelong friends and fellow child stars who provide commentary on growing up in the ‘90s; including David Arquette, Stephen Dorff, Balthazar Getty, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Brian Austin Green, Tori Leonard, Heather McComb and more.

Executive produced by Jason Goldberg and Alan Welch for STX, Philip Watson and Jennifer Davisson for Appian Way, Yana Gorskaya, and Neil Meiklejohn. Directed by Soleil Moon Frye. STX serves as the studio.



THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY CAST AND FILMMAKERS SIT DOWN WITH OPRAH WINFREY





THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY CAST AND FILMMAKERS SIT DOWN WITH OPRAH WINFREY

The Intimate Conversation Can be Streamed Exclusively on Hulu, Beginning February 24

A conversation moderated by Oprah Winfrey with Director and Academy Award® nominee Lee Daniels , Grammy® and Golden Globe Nominated actress, singer-songwriter Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes and screen-writer and Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks takes a peek behind the curtains of the new Hulu Original film, THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY. Watch as they discuss how the film unapologetically presents the icon’s incredible and tragic life. THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY premieres Friday, February 26 on Hulu.

About THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY:
The legendary Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, spent much of her career being adored by fans across the globe. Beginning in the 1940’s in New York City, the federal government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to escalate and racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial and heart-wrenching ballad, “Strange Fruit.” Led by Oscar® nominated director Lee Daniels and introducing Grammy® nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day, THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY unapologetically presents the icon’s complicated, irrepressible life. Screenplay Writer Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, pens this intimate tale of a fierce trailblazer whose defiance through music helped usher in the civil rights movement. NAACP Image Award® Nominee Trevante Rhodes and Emmy® Nominee Natasha Lyonne co-star along with Garrett Hedlund, Miss Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Evan Ross, Tyler James Williams, Tone Bell, and Erik LaRay Harve.



Hulu Announces Series Regulars for Upcoming Series “Conversations with Friends”





Hulu Announces Series Regulars for Upcoming Series “Conversations with Friends” Based on Sally Rooney’s Award-Winning Debut Novel
Newcomer Alison Oliver will star alongside Sasha Lane, Joe Alwyn and Jemima Kirke.
[via press release from Hulu]
Hulu announces series regulars for upcoming series Conversations with Friends based on Sally Rooney’s award-winning debut novel. Newcomer Alison Oliver will star alongside Sasha Lane, Joe Alwyn and Jemima Kirke.

Social Pages Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/convosonhulu/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConvosOnHulu Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConvosOnHulu Hashtag: #ConversationsWithFriends

Casting Announcement:

· Hulu and BBC Three announces highly anticipated casting for Conversations with Friends. Newcomer Alison Oliver will star alongside Sasha Lane, Joe Alwyn and Jemima Kirke for Element Pictures and Lenny Abrahamson’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s award-winning debut novel.

· Following the international success of Normal People, the award-winning production company Element Pictures will collaborate again with Lenny Abrahamson and Alice Birch on the 12-episode series.

· Oscar and Emmy nominee Lenny Abrahamson will direct alongside Leanne Welham.

· Emmy-nominee Alice Birch will write with Mark O’Halloran (RIALTO), Meadhbh McHugh (ASKING FOR IT) and Susan Soon He Stanton (Succession).

· Alison Oliver, an emerging talent from Lir Academy (whose graduates also include Normal People’s Paul Mescal) will play Frances.

· Sasha Lane (AMERICAN HONEY, THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST) will star as Bobbi.

· Joe Alwyn (THE FAVOURITE, BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS) will star as Nick.

· Jemima Kirke (Sex Education, Girls) will star as Melissa.

· Conversations with Friends follows Frances, a 21 year old college student, as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time. Frances is observant, cerebral and sharp. Her ex-girlfriend, now best friend, Bobbi is self-assured, outspoken and compelling. Though they broke up three years ago, Frances and Bobbi are virtually inseparable and perform spoken word poetry together in Dublin. It’s at one of their shows that they meet Melissa, and older writer, who is fascinated by the pair. Bobbi and Frances start to spend time with Melissa and her husband, Nick, a handsome but reserved actor. While Melissa and Bobbi flirt with each other openly, Nick and Frances embark on an intense secret affair that is surprising to them both. Soon the affair begins to test the bond between Frances and Bobbi, forcing Frances to reconsider her sense of self, and the friendship she holds so dear.

· Ed Guiney, Executive Producer, Quote: “Alison, Sasha, Joe and Jemima are the dream cast to lead Conversations With Friends and all of us at Element are so excited about the incredible scripts from our amazing team of writers which we have been developing with the oversight of the brilliant Lenny Abrahamson. We can’t wait to start filming with Lenny, Leanne and our wonderful cast and crew to bring Sally’s extraordinary novel to the screen.”

· Lenny Abrahamson, Executive Producer and Director, Quote: “I feel so excited to be collaborating with four such superb actors to bring Sally’s brilliant novel to the screen. Over the last few months it has been a privilege to work alongside Element Pictures and our extraordinary team of writers to get the scripts to a point where we all feel so excited to start shooting. I’ll be joined by a world class crew (many of whom worked on Normal People) and supporting cast and I’m particularly happy to have Leanne Welham come on board. I’ve been an admirer of her work for a long time and I have no doubt she will bring great skill and subtlety to the episodes she directs.”

· Conversations with Friends is executive produced by Ed Guiney (Normal People, THE FAVOURITE, ROOM, THE LOBSTER), Emma Norton (Normal People, ROSIE, THE SOUVENIR: PART II) and Andrew Lowe (Normal People, THE FAVOURITE) for Element Pcitures. Sally Rooney and Lenny Abrahamson will also serve as Executive Producers, as well as Tommy Bulfin (Normal People, Line of Duty, Peaky Blinders) for the BBC. The series is an Element Pictures production for Hulu and BBC Three. Endeavor Content is handling international sales. Catherine Magee (Normal People, Resistance, Rebellion) will serve as series producer and Jeanie Igoe (Ramy, MISS JUNETEENTH, THE GREEN KNIGHT) will serve as producer.

· Production will begin this year in Dublin, Belfast, and international locations yet to be confirmed. The series is scheduled to premiere in 2022 on Hulu in the US and premiere on BBC Three and air on BBC One in the UK.

· Oliver is repped by Curtis Brown

· Lane is repped by WME, The Long Run’s Amy BonFleur, Attorney Andres Des Rochers, and Narrative.

· Alwyn is repped by CAA, Independent Talent Group, and Slate PR.

· Kirke is repped by CAA, Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin and Dunham, and Viewpoint.



Video: New Trailer – Hulu Original Film “Boss Level”





Video: New Trailer – Hulu Original Film “Boss Level”
Trapped in a time loop that constantly repeats the day of his murder, former special forces agent Roy Pulver (Frank Grillo) uncovers clues about a secret government project that could unlock the mystery behind his untimely death.
[via press release from Hulu]
NEW TRAILER:

Hulu Original Film BOSS LEVEL From

WarParty Film’s Frank Grillo and Joe Carnahan

The official trailer and key art for Hulu’s action-packed Original Film BOSS LEVEL is here!

BOSS LEVEL premieres Friday, March 5, on Hulu.

Trapped in a time loop that constantly repeats the day of his murder, former special forces agent Roy Pulver (Frank Grillo) uncovers clues about a secret government project that could unlock the mystery behind his untimely death. In a race against the clock, Pulver must hunt down Colonel Ventor (Mel Gibson), the powerful head of the government program, while outrunning skilled ruthless assassins determined to keep him from the truth in order to break out of the loop, save his ex-wife (Naomi Watts) and live once again for tomorrow.

Directed by Joe Carnahan. Written by Chris Borey & Eddie Borey and Joe Carnahan. Produced by Joe Carnahan, Frank Grillo, Randall Emmett, George Furla. The film stars Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Annabelle Wallis, Ken Jeong, Will Sasso, Selina Lo, Meadow Williams and Michelle Yeoh. Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski and MMA heavyweights Rashad Evans and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson guest star.
Social: Twitter @hulu | Instagram @hulu | Facebook @hulu | #BossLevel



Hulu’s Spring Original Documentary Slate Features kid 90 and SXSW Official Selections





Hulu’s Spring Original Documentary Slate Features kid 90 and SXSW Official Selections WEWORK: OR THE MAKING AND BREAKING OF A $47 BILLION UNICORN and Sasquatch

Hulu is excited to announce its 2021 spring original documentary slate with kid 90 and SXSW Official Selections WEWORK: OR THE MAKING AND BREAKING OF A $47 BILLION UNICORN and Sasquatch. Screeners are now available for all three titles.

kid 90
Premieres Friday, March 12

As a teenager in the ‘90s, Soleil Moon Frye carried a video camera everywhere she went. She documented hundreds of hours of footage and then locked it away for over 20 years. After all this time, kid 90 unlocks the vault and presents a true time capsule of a group of friends growing up in Hollywood and New York City in the ‘90s, balancing childhood and fame pre-internet and social media explosion. It is a deeply personal coming-of-age story that explores how “sometimes we need to look back to find our way forward.” Soleil is joined by lifelong friends and fellow child stars who provide commentary on growing up in the ‘90s; including David Arquette, Stephen Dorff, Balthazar Getty, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Brian Austin Green, Tori Leonard, Heather McComb and more.

Executive produced by STX and Appian Way. Directed by Soleil Moon Frye. STX serves as the studio.

Social:
Twitter @hulu | Instagram @hulu | Facebook @hulu | #Kid90

WEWORK: OR THE MAKING AND BREAKING OF A $47 BILLION UNICORN
Premieres Friday, April 2

WEWORK: OR THE MAKING AND BREAKING OF A $47 BILLION UNICORN is a feature documentary that explores the rise and fall of one of the biggest corporate flameouts and venture capitalist bubbles in recent years – the story of WeWork, and its hippie-messianic leader Adam Neumann. Utilizing interviews with journalists, experts, high-ranking former employees, and former WeWork members, WEWORK: OR THE MAKING AND BREAKING OF A $47 BILLION UNICORN takes a look at the community-centric, people-first ideal that sent the little co-working venture sky-rocketing into unicorn investment territory, and then investigates what was really going on behind the scenes.

Executive produced by Campfire, Forbes and Olive Hill Media and directed by Jed Rothstein.

Social:
Twitter @hulu | Instagram @hulu | Facebook @hulu | #WeWorkDoc

Sasquatch
Premieres Tuesday, April 20

While visiting a pot farm in Northern California in 1993, investigative journalist David Holthouse heard a story that still haunts him: On a nearby farm three men were torn limb from limb in a savage Bigfoot attack. Sasquatch follows David as he revisits the Redwoods 25 years later, in search of any evidence that might lead to the truth of what happened that night. As he pulls at the threads of this story he’ll be taken down a path that’s far more terrifying than anyone would have imagined.

The 3-episode series is directed by Joshua Rofé (Lorena, Swift Current) executive produced by Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, and Mel Eslyn of Duplass Brothers Productions (Wild Wild Country, Evil Genius), Rofé and Steven Berger of Number 19, along with David Holthouse and Zach Cregger, and produced by M. Elizabeth Hughes.

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| #SasquatchOnHulu



FIRST LOOK: Elle Fanning in Season Two of “The Great”





FIRST LOOK: Elle Fanning in Season Two of “The Great”

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Today, Golden Globe nominee Elle Fanning revealed an exciting first look at Empress Catherine the Great in season two of Hulu’s Golden Globe and SAG nominated comedy series The Great. In season two, Catherine becomes both a mother to Russia and a child. See below for a link to the image and Elle’s post.

Credit: Hulu/Gareth Gatrell

The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. Season One is a fictionalized, fun and anachronistic story of an idealistic, romantic young girl, who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter. Hoping for love and sunshine, she finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court onside. A very modern story about the past which encompasses the many roles she played over her lifetime as lover, teacher, ruler, friend, and fighter. Incorporating historical facts occasionally, the series stars Elle Fanning as Catherine, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow.



“Summer of Soul (… Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” Headed to Searchlight Pictures





“Summer of Soul (… Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” Headed to Searchlight Pictures and Hulu
The film is directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and produced by Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein with RadicalMedia serving as creative and production partners.
[via press release from Hulu]
‘SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED)’ HEADED TO SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES AND HULU

Documentary Set for Theatrical Release and Streaming

Winner of the Sundance Documentary Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, “Summer Of Soul (… Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” has landed with Searchlight Pictures and Disney General Entertainment’s BIPOC Creator initiative, led by Tara Duncan. The acquisition is for worldwide rights, with the film set for theatrical release as well as exclusively streaming on Hulu in the U.S. and internationally on Star and Star+.

“It’s rare to find a film that captures the breadth of the Black American experience and also makes you want to dance, testify and sing out loud,” stated Duncan. “Ahmir has gifted us with a brilliantly crafted, nearly forgotten gem from our history, and we are honored to help bring ‘Summer Of Soul’ to audiences.”

Said Searchlight Chairmen Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula, “Ahmir has crafted an incredible and inspiring debut film that is both timeless and relevant. We’re very proud to be involved in bringing this cultural celebration to the widest audience possible both in theaters and at home.”

“‘Summer Of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)’ is both a joyous and revelatory documentary helmed by one of the most gifted artists of his generation,” said Rebecca Campbell, chairman, International Operations & Direct-to-Consumer, part of Disney Media Entertainment Distribution. “We’re honored Hulu and our upcoming Star and Star+ offerings will be the exclusive streaming homes around the world to this groundbreaking film.”

“I’m so honored to be allowed to manifest my dreams after all this time,” said Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. “This is truly an honor. ‘Summer Of Soul’ is a passion project and to have it resonate with so many people on so many levels has been incredibly rewarding. I am very happy to begin this new chapter with the team at Searchlight/Disney/Hulu and look forward to sharing the important story behind the film with audiences worldwide.

“It was a dream to work with Ahmir on bringing this long-buried treasure back into the world,” said producers David Dinerstein and Robert Fyvolent. “It’s been overwhelming to watch audiences rediscover this lost piece of history and fall in love with our film. As people are struggling to restore their lives in the midst of a pandemic, we feel this film will bring joy, together with a needed reexamination of important social issues. We could not have asked for a better launch from the Sundance Film Festival, and we are deeply excited to partner with Searchlight Pictures, Hulu and the Disney family on an epic global release.”

“It was a joy to support Ahmir and bring this story to life,” said Jon Kamen, executive producer, CEO RadicalMedia. “We’re incredibly proud of the reaction the film has gotten from audiences and the Sundance Grand Jury, and we’re excited to share this story with viewers across the globe.”

“Summer Of Soul (… Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” – In 1969, during the same summer as Woodstock, a different music festival took place 100 miles away. More than 300,000 people attended the summer concert series known as the Harlem Cultural Festival. It was filmed, but after that summer, the footage sat in a basement for 50 years. It has never been seen – until now. “Summer Of Soul” is a stunning unearthed treasure destined to become a pillar of American music and African American history. In his striking debut as a filmmaker, the legendary musician Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents this transporting documentary – part concert film, part historical record – about an epic event that radiated the wholesale reevaluation of Black history, culture, fashion and music. This rich tapestry deftly incorporates interviews with historic personalities like Harlem “Ambassador” Musa Jackson, with an unforgettable musical revue that includes interviews and performances by varied artists like B.B. King, Cal Tjader, The Harlem Calypso Band, Hugh Masekela, Mongo Santamaria, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone among many others, as well as many rare gems, such as a Stevie Wonder drum solo and a duet between Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples. “Summer Of Soul” shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music.

“Summer Of Soul (… Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” is directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and produced by Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein with RadicalMedia serving as creative and production partners. Executive producers are Jen Isaacson, Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick, Jody Allen, Ruth Johnston, Rocky Collins, Jannat Gargi, Beth Hubbard, Davis Guggenheim, Laurene Powell Jobs, Jeffrey Lurie, Marie Therese Guirgis, David Barse, Ron Eisenberg, Sheila Johnson and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. Jonathan Silberberg and Nicole Stott are co-executive producers. The film is a Vulcan Productions Production in Association with Concordia Studio, Play/Action Pictures, LarryBilly Productions, and produced by Mass Distraction Media and RadicalMedia.

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author and member of The Roots,  Questlove is the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group. He is the musical director for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” where his beloved Roots crew serves as house band. Beyond that, this four-time GRAMMY(R) Award-winning musician’s indisputable reputation has landed him musical directing positions with everyone from D’Angelo to Eminem to Jay-Z. Questlove has also released four books including the New York Times bestseller “Mo’ Meta Blues, Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation,” “somethingtofoodabout” and most recently “Mixtape Potluck.” Questlove and Black Thought of The Roots have executive produced the acclaimed documentary series “Hip-Hop: The Songs The Shook America”  on AMC under their production company, Two One Five Entertainment, which recently announced a first-look deal with Universal Television to develop scripted and non-scripted programming. Questlove will serve as executive producer for upcoming documentary, “The League,” centered on the tumultuous journey of Negro league baseball. He also made his directorial debut with the acclaimed feature documentary “Summer Of Soul,” which explores the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. The film debuted on the opening night of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival in January.   Additionally, Questlove served as the executive music producer and composer on the A&E miniseries “Roots.” He also scored Chris Rock’s film “Top Five” and co-produced the GRAMMY Award-winning “Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton.” Questlove also hosts his own podcast “Questlove Supreme” on iHeart. Most recently, Questlove co-starred in Disney/Pixar’s critically acclaimed animated feature “Soul,” which premiered in December 2020.

About Hulu

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Launched in 2008, Hulu is the only service that gives viewers instant access to current shows from every major U.S. broadcast network; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals like Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale and The Act; Golden Globe Award-winning, Emmy Award nominated and Peabody-winning series Ramy; and Emmy Award-nominated series including Wu-Tang: An American Saga, and Pen15 alongside hit series Little Fires Everywhere from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, Normal People, The Great, Hillary, Shrill, Solar Opposites and Oscar(R) and Emmy nominated documentary film Minding the Gap and critically acclaimed Hulu Original films Palm Springs, Run and Happiest Season. The service also streams live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Discovery Networks – available all in one place. Upcoming Original releases include The Dropout based on the ABC News investigative podcast and starring Kate McKinnon and the book to screen adaptation of Nine Perfect Strangers starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy.

About Searchlight Pictures

Searchlight Pictures is a specialty film company that both finances and acquires motion pictures for both theatrical and streaming release. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and is part of The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. Founded in 1994 as Fox Searchlight Pictures, the company’s titles have grossed over $5 billion worldwide, amassing 26 Golden Globe Awards, 45 BAFTA awards, and 40 Academy Awards(R) including four Best Picture winners since 2009: Slumdog Millionaire, 12 Years a Slave, Birdman, and The Shape of Water. Upcoming feature releases include Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, Scott Cooper’s Antlers, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, Michael Showalter’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins, David Bruckner’s The Night House, and Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley. The company includes a television and streaming arm, Searchlight Television, which develops and finances series, limited series, and films for streaming, network, and cable partners. Liz Meriwether’s limited series The Dropout will debut on Hulu in 2021.

About Vulcan Productions

Since its inception, Vulcan Productions has leveraged platforms ranging from film and television to XR and other emerging media to produce and distribute content that informs, inspires, and activates audiences – putting stories to work with far-reaching impact campaigns that advance new policies, shift individual behaviors, and contribute to significant institutional change. The team will continue to tell great stories and empower audiences to take action on important issues until Vulcan Productions sunsets in early 2021. During this time of transition, Vulcan Productions will continue to support its partners on existing projects. Vulcan Productions films include The Reason I Jump, Hunger Ward, Oliver Sacks: His Own Life, Ghost Fleet, The Cold Blue, Netflix Original: The Ivory Game, the Sundance Special Jury Award-winner STEP, News & Documentary Emmy(R)-nominated Going to War, Girl Rising, Racing Extinction, the Academy Award(R)-nominated Body Team 12, and emerging media works including Ghost Fleet VR, X-Ray Fashion, Drop in the Ocean, and Guardians of the Kingdom.

About Concordia Studio

Concordia is a talent-first studio, founded by Davis Guggenheim and Jonathan King, to produce and finance the most compelling storytelling with the most exciting creators. The studio’s 2021 Sundance Official Selections in U.S. Documentary Competition include Homeroom (Peter Nicks), Summer Of Soul (Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson), and At the Ready (Maisie Crow). Completed films from 2020 include Sundance Official Selections in competition Boys State (Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine) which won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and was distributed in 2020 through Apple TV+ and A24, TIME (Garrett Bradley) which won the Directing Award for U.S. Documentary and was distributed by Amazon Studios, A Thousand Cuts (Ramona S. Diaz) was released by PBS Distribution and Frontline, and Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (Bill Ross & Turner Ross) which screened at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival and was released by Utopia. Other recent work includes Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates (Davis Guggenheim) for Netflix, Sundance premiered Where’s My Roy Cohn? (Matt Tyrnauer) for Sony Pictures Classics, Sundance premiered BISBEE ’17 (Robert Greene), Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winning The Price Of Free (Derek Doneen) for YouTube Premium and From Here to Home, a series of shorts with The New York Times Op-Docs including Laura Nix’s Oscar-nominated Walk Run Cha-Cha. Concordia Studio’s executive team includes Davis Guggenheim (Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Nonfiction), Jonathan King (Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Narrative), Alexa Platt (Chief Operating Officer), Jonathan Silberberg (EVP of Nonfiction), Nicole Stott (EVP of Nonfiction), Shannon Dill (EVP of Nonfiction Physical Production), and Rahdi Taylor (EVP of Nonfiction Artists in Residence).

About Play/Action Pictures

Play/Action Pictures is a documentary feature production company founded by Philadelphia Eagles owner and two-time Academy Award(R)-winning Executive Producer Jeffrey Lurie (Inside Job, Inocente) in 2019 and headed by acclaimed producer Marie Therese Guirgis. Play/Action Pictures focuses on director-driven films that engage with the most important questions and challenges of our time. Recent and upcoming Play/Action Pictures releases include Totally Under Control by Alex Gibney, Ophelia Harutyunyan and Suzanne Hillinger, MLK/FBI by Sam Pollard, Summer Of Soul by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and The Meaning of Hitler by Petra Epperlein and Mike Tucker.

About LarryBilly Productions

LarryBilly Productions is a newly formed film and TV production company founded by David Barse that provides investment and creative capital to develop and produce independent film, television and podcasts.

About Radical Media

With offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, and Shanghai, RadicalMedia is a global media company that creates and produces film, television, music programming, commercials, brand partnerships, interactive design, and digital and immersive experiences for all distribution platforms. RadicalMedia is fluent in each and every discipline of storytelling, with Oscar(R), Emmy(R), Peabody(R) and GRAMMY(R) Award accolades including the Academy Award(R)-winning documentary, The Fog of War; Netflix’s first original documentary film, the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-Winning What Happened, Miss Simone?; History Channel’s top rated mini-series of all time, Grant; The top streaming film of 2020, Hamilton on Disney+; Hamilton’s America; Netflix’s Bobby Kennedy for President; and National Geographic’s Mars.

About Mass Distraction Media

Mass Distraction Media is an award-winning entertainment company co-founded by producers David Dinerstein and Robert Fyvolent. Mass Distraction Media collaborates with extraordinary storytellers to produce premium non-fiction and narrative film and television.