Hulu Original Film “Bad Hair” to Premiere Friday, October 23rd





Hulu Original Film “Bad Hair” to Premiere Friday, October 23rd
Elle Lorraine, Vanessa Williams, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox, Jay Pharoah, Kelly Rowland, Blair Underwood, James Van Der Beek and Usher Raymond star in the Justin Simien film.
[via press release from Hulu]
PREMIERE DATE ANNOUNCEMENT: Hulu Original Film BAD HAIR to Premiere Friday, October 23rd

Synopsis: In this horror satire set in 1989, BAD HAIR follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

Cast: Elle Lorraine, Vanessa Williams, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox, Jay Pharoah, Kelly Rowland, Blair Underwood, James Van Der Beek, Usher Raymond

Crew: BAD HAIR is written and directed by Justin Simien. Simien also serves as a producer alongside Julia Lebedev, Angel Lopez, and Eddie Vaisman. Executive Producers include Leonid Lebedev, Oren Moverman, and Alex G. Scott. The film is produced by Sight Unseen in association with Culture Machine.

Official Social Info: @Hulu #BadHairMovie Hulu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hulu/?hl=en Hulu Twitter: https://twitter.com/hulu Hulu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hulu



Hulu Acquires Domestic Rights to Aneesh Chaganty’s Thriller “Run” from Lionsgate





Hulu Acquires Domestic Rights to Aneesh Chaganty’s Thriller “Run” from Lionsgate
The film stars Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Sarah Paulson and introduces newcomer Kiera Allen.
[via press release from Hulu]
Hulu Original Film Announcement – RUN

· Hulu has acquired the domestic rights to Aneesh Chaganty’s thriller Run from Lionsgate. Run is a classic, streamlined, old-school Hollywood thriller.

· Run is the first major thriller since the 1940s starring a wheelchair user.

· Run joins Hulu’s growing slate of Original films including Palm Springs, which was Hulu’s most-watched movie premiere ever, Big Time Adolescence and the upcoming The Binge.

· The film stars Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Sarah Paulson and introduces newcomer Kiera Allen.

· The film will be released theatrically in select international markets.

· Run is the second feature from the filmmaking team behind Searching, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before earning more than $75 million worldwide.

· A Hulu premiere date has not been announced.

QUOTE:

“We’re super excited audiences will get to stream RUN on Hulu, a platform that’s really committed to giving the movie the same, big splash that was always intended for it. Plus, the film is about a girl who’s been quarantined at home her whole life; watching it the same way should be a fitting experience in 2020.” – Aneesh Chaganty

SYNOPSIS:

They say you can never escape a mother’s love… but for Chloe, that’s not a comfort – it’s a threat. There’s something unnatural, even sinister about the relationship between Chloe (newcomer Kiera Allen) and her mom, Diane (Sarah Paulson). Diane has raised her daughter in total isolation, controlling every move she’s made since birth, and there are secrets that Chloe’s only beginning to grasp. From the visionary writers, producers and director of the breakout film Searching, comes a suspense thriller that shows that when mom gets a little too close, you need to RUN.

Directed by: Aneesh Chaganty and written by Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian, the film is produced by Natalie Qasabian, p.g.a. and Sev Ohanian, p.g.a.

REPS:

Chaganty and Ohanian are represented by CAA and attorney Arine Harapeti

Qasabian is represented by attorney Arine Harapeti

Paulson is represented by CAA

Allen is represented by John Essay/EssayManagement



Video: “Find Me in Paris” – Season 3 Trailer (Official) – A Hulu Original





Video: “Find Me in Paris” – Season 3 Trailer (Official) – A Hulu Original
The new season premieres August 21, only on Hulu.
[via press release from Hulu]
Find Me In Paris – Season 3 Trailer (Official) · A Hulu Original

Find Me in Paris premieres August 21, only on Hulu.

ABOUT FIND ME IN PARIS

Season 3 follows Lena Grisky, as she completes her final year at the Paris Opera Ballet School, competes against the ballet world’s elite to nail a spot in Company while learning about her true identity as a Time Travel Heir.



Hulu Announces Original Film “Books of Blood” Will Premiere on Wednesday, October 7





Hulu Announces Original Film “Books of Blood,” Based on Clive Barker’s Horror Anthology, Will Premiere on Wednesday, October 7
Britt Robertson, Rafi Gavron, Anna Friel, Yul Vazquez, and Freda Foh Shen star in the project.
[via press release from Hulu]
Today Hulu announced the Hulu Original film BOOKS OF BLOOD, based on Clive Barker’s horror anthology, will premiere on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020. The key art, also released today, is below.

Synopsis: Based on Clive Barker’s acclaimed and influential horror anthology BOOKS OF BLOOD, this feature takes audiences on a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three uncanny tales tangled in space and time.

Cast: Britt Robertson, Rafi Gavron, Anna Friel, Yul Vazquez, and Freda Foh Shen

Crew: Directed by Brannon Braga, the film is executive producerd by Braga, Seth MacFarlane, Erica Huggins, Alana Kleiman, Brian Witten, Jeff Kwatinetz, Josh Barry, Clive Barker and Adam Simon. The film is co-executive produced by Mark Miller, and produced by Jason Clark and Joe Micucci. The film comes from Fox 21 and Fuzzy Door, headed by MacFarlane and Huggins.



HULU PRESENTS UPCOMING ORIGINAL SERIES “WOKE,” “NO MAN’S LAND,” AND SECOND SEASON OF “PEN15”





HULU PRESENTS UPCOMING ORIGINAL SERIES “WOKE,” “NO MAN’S LAND,” AND SECOND SEASON OF “PEN15” AT THE 2020 HULU PRESS TOUR

Hulu Announces Season Two Renewals for Fan Favorite Love, Victor and Breakout Series Taste The Nation with Padma Lakshmi

Company Greenlights Straight-to-Series Orders for The Girl From Plainville, Starring Elle Fanning, along with Docuseries The Next Thing You Eat from James Beard Award-Winning Chef David Chang and Academy Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Morgan Neville

Global Superstar Selena Gomez Joins As Star and Executive Producer of Upcoming Hulu Original Comedy Only Murders In The Building Alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short

Company Releases Fall Premiere Dates For Steven Spielberg Executive Produced Animaniacs, Upcoming Drama Series No Man’s Land, Groundbreaking Hulu Original Documentary I AM GRETA, Food Series Eater’s Guide To The World and Horror Anthology Series Monsterland

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 7, 2020) – Today, during the Hulu Press Tour, Hulu presented the company’s lineup of upcoming original programming including semi-animated comedy series Woke starring Lamorne Morris; No Man’s Land, the dramatic tale of the Syrian civil war; and the second season of Pen15, a middle school comedy set in the early 2000s starring Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine. The three Hulu Originals showcased today will join the company’s growing slate of premium Original content, following a successful year of back-to-back new hits such as Little Fires Everywhere, Palm Springs, Solar Opposites, The Great, Normal People and more.

The company also announces straight-to-series orders for two new Hulu Original series, The Girl From Plainville and The Next Thing You Eat. Starring Elle Fanning, The Girl From Plainville is a limited series inspired by the true story of the controversial case of Michelle Carter (Fanning), who was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging the suicide of her then-boyfriend via texts and phone calls.

Joining Hulu’s Original food programming slate is The Next Thing You Eat from James Beard Award–winning chef David Chang and Academy Award–winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville. The six-part docuseries tells the story of the sea change taking place across every corner of the food world. From deeply personal accounts of the havoc wreaked on restaurants by COVID-19—including numerous in-depth interviews conducted in the midst of quarantine—to the ways in which robots and AI will forever change our relationship to food, The Next Thing You Eat is a look into our cultural and culinary future from the creators of the Emmy® nominated Ugly Delicious.

“From renewals of fan and critic favorites Love, Victor and Taste the Nation, to exploring the true story of The Girl From Plainville and learning about David Chang’s deeply personal view at what’s next for the restaurant industry in The Next Thing You Eat, Hulu’s slate of Original programming has never been stronger,” said Craig Erwich, SVP of Originals, Hulu. “Our content is driven by highly curated programming from best-in-class talent, and Hulu is dedicated to continuing to tell unique and inspired stories that our viewers crave.”

As part of The Walt Disney Company, Hulu has gained remarkable momentum over the past year, surpassing 35 million subscribers as of August 4, 2020. The streaming platform also saw a nearly 40% increase in engagement (total hours watched) with its original programming in 2020, as well as a 43% year-over-year lift in social media interest.

Additional details about today’s announcements include:

Hulu Adds Major Star Power With The Addition Of Selena Gomez As Star And Executive Producer of Upcoming Only Murders In The Building

Starring alongside comedic legends Steve Martin and Martin Short, global superstar Selena Gomez joins the cast of the upcoming Hulu Original comedy series Only Murders in the Building. The series follows three strangers (Martin, Short and Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. Only Murders in the Building hails from co-creators and writers, Steve Martin and John Hoffman (Grace & Frankie, Looking). Martin and Hoffman will executive produce along with Martin Short, Selena Gomez, This is Us creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.

Selena Gomez began making the transition from young actress to adulthood with such films as Harmony Korine’s SPRING BREAKERS. She appeared in the Academy Award®-nominated film THE BIG SHORT opposite Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling as well as FUNDAMENTALS OF CARING alongside Paul Rudd. Most recently, she starred in Jim Jarmusch’s film THE DEAD DON’T DIE opposite Bill Murray and Adam Driver. Gomez has added executive producer to her list of credits serving as an executive producer of the hit Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why. In addition, she executive produced the critically-acclaimed Netflix docu-series Living Undocumented which created much buzz and discussion regarding the polarizing issue of undocumented people living in the United States. Gomez also executive produced the upcoming Sony feature film THE BROKEN HEART GALLERY. Earlier this year, Gomez released her critically-acclaimed album RARE which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, her third consecutive studio album to debut atop the chart. The first single, “Lose You To Love Me,” gave Gomez her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. As a solo artist, Gomez has accumulated over 22 billion global streams.

Company Orders Two New Straight-To-Series Hulu Originals Including The Girl From Plainville Starring Elle Fanning, and Docuseries The Next Thing You Eat from James Beard Award-Winning Chef David Chang and Academy Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Morgan Neville

Written by Liz Hannah (THE POST; The Dropout) and Patrick Macmanus (Dr. Death), The Girl From Plainville stars Elle Fanning (The Great) as Michelle Carter and is inspired by the true story of her controversial “texting-suicide” case. Based off of the Esquire article of the same name by Jesse Barron, the limited series will explore Carter’s relationship with Conrad Roy III and the events that led to his death and, later, her controversial conviction of involuntary manslaughter.

Executive producers for the series include co-showrunners Hannah and Macmanus, Fanning and Echo Lake’s Brittany Kahan Ward. Consulting producers include Barron and Erin Lee Carr (I Love You, Now Die). The Girl From Plainville is a production of UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Kelly Funke will oversee for Macmanus’ Littleton Road Productions.

From the Emmy® nominated creators of Ugly Delicious—James Beard Award–winning chef David Chang and Academy Award–winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville—The Next Thing You Eat is a six-episode docuseries that explores the seismic changes happening all around us and how they affect not only the restaurant world but people’s fundamental relationship to food. Chang and a diverse cast of correspondents will take an unflinching look at the challenges and opportunities ahead, including how our food is grown, who cooks it, how we pay for it, and whether or not deliciousness will fall by the wayside. What kind of food world awaits us in the coming years? The Next Thing You Eat aims to find out.

Executive producers include David Chang, Christopher Chen, Dave O’Connor and Chris Ying on behalf of Majordomo Media; Morgan Neville and Caitrin Rogers on behalf of Tremolo Productions; and Chad Mumm on behalf of Vox Media Studios. The Next Thing You Eat is produced by Tremolo Productions and Majordomo Media for Vox Media Studios.

Hulu Announces Season Two Series Renewals for Fan Favorite Love, Victor and Padma Lakshmi Food Exploration Series Taste The Nation

Following a successful first season, Love, Victor returns to Hulu for a 10-episode second season. Ranking as the #1 most-watched Drama on Hulu during its premiere week this past June, Love, Victor is set in the world of the groundbreaking 2018 film LOVE, SIMON which was inspired by Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.” The first season followed Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School, on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city and exploring his sexual orientation. As Victor and his friends mature, so will season two, promising to build on these themes of sexual identity, acceptance and navigating the odyssey we all know as high school.

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 (This Is Us) and Elizabeth Berger (This Is Us) serve as executive producers alongside Brian Tanen, Jason Ensler, Isaac Klausner, Marty Bowen, Adam Fishbach, Wyck Godfrey, Pouya Shahbazian and Adam Londy. 20th Century Fox Television serves as the studio.

Padma Lakshmi’s insightful series Taste the Nation will also return for a 10-episode second season as the freshman series launched in June to critical acclaim, receiving a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score. Starring and executive produced by Padma Lakshmi, along with Part2 Pictures’ David Shadrack Smith, Taste the Nation takes audiences on a journey across America exploring the rich and diverse food culture of various immigrant groups, seeking out the people who have so heavily shaped what American food is today. From indigenous communities to recent immigrant arrivals, Padma breaks bread with Americans across the nation to uncover the roots and relationship between our food, our humanity and our history – ultimately revealing stories that challenge notions of identity, belonging, and what it means to be American.

Emmy® Nominated Actress Maya Rudolph To Narrate Upcoming Hulu Original Eater’s Guide To The World

Emmy® nominated actress Maya Rudolph joins as the narrator for the upcoming Hulu Original Eater’s Guide To The World, slated to debut with seven episodes on Wednesday, November 11. The series was developed by Vox Media Studios and Eater – the most trusted voice in food, dining, and travel – and explores some of the most satisfying culinary destinations around the world including the Pacific Northwest, Casablanca, Tijuana and Costa Rica. Throughout the series, Rudolph will narrate the quest to find the most unexpected places to score an epic meal, while drinking and dining with the locals along the way. Lauren Cynamon, Chad Mumm, Mark W. Olsen and Amanda Kludt serve as executive producers and the series is produced by Eater and Vox Media Studios.

Hulu Reveals Premiere Dates for Upcoming 2020 Hulu Originals Monsterland, I AM GRETA, Animaniacs and No Man’s Land

Streaming on Friday, October 2, Hulu Original Monsterland is a 8-episode anthology series based on the collection of stories from Nathan Ballingrud’s “North American Lake Monsters.” Encounters with mermaids, fallen angels and other strange beasts drive broken people to desperate acts in Monsterland. The series stars Kaitlyn Dever, Jonathan Tucker, Charlie Tahan, Nicole Beharie, Hamish Linklater, Marquis Rodriguez, Bill Camp, Michael Hsu Rosen, Taylor Schilling, Roberta Colindrez, Adria Arjona, Trieu Tran, Kelly Marie Tran, Mike Colter and Adepero Oduye. Monsterland is created, written, and executive produced by Mary Laws and executive produced by Babak Anvari, Lucan Toh, Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle. Ali Krug will serve as co-executive producer and the series is produced by Annapurna Television.

Highly anticipated Hulu Original Documentary I AM GRETA, which follows young activist Greta Thunberg, will stream on Hulu on Friday, November 13. In August 2018, Thunberg, a 15-year-old student in Sweden, started a school strike for the climate as her question for adults was, if you don’t care about my future on earth, why should I care about my future in school? Within months, her strike evolved into a global movement as the quiet teenage girl on the autism spectrum becomes a world-famous activist. The documentary follows Greta’s heroism and passion in fighting for climate change.

Twenty-two years after its final episode, the long-awaited return of Animaniacs comes to Hulu Friday, November 20. Hulu, Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation are proud to unveil a brand-new version of the iconic family friendly cartoon series for the whole family, as the Warner siblings, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister Dot, have a great time wreaking havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet. 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, fan-favorite characters Pinky and the Brain will also return to continue their quest for world domination in each of the 13 episodes.

Steven Spielberg returns as executive producer of the series, with Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Blue Ribbon Content, Amblin Television Co-Presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, and Wellesley Wild also serving as executive producers. Gabe Swarr serves as co-executive producer. Animaniacs is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation. The show will return to Hulu for a second 13-episode season in 2021.

Upcoming eight-episode Hulu Original drama series No Man’s Land streams Wednesday, November 18, diving into the depths of the Syrian civil war through the eyes of Antoine, a young French man in search of his estranged, presumed-to-be-dead sister. While unraveling the mystery, Antoine ends up joining forces with a unit of Kurdish female fighters, and ISIS’ biggest nightmare, as he travels with them in ISIS occupied territory. Antoine’s journey crosses paths with adventurers and anarchists, spies and innocent victims, and provides a unique look on the tragic events in Syria, and the way they affect the entire world.

No Man’s Land stars Félix Moati, Mélanie Thierry and James Purefoy alongside Souheila Yacoub, Joe Ben Ayed, James Floyd, Dean Ridge, Julia Faure, François Caron and Céline Samie. The series is co-created by Ron Leshem, Maria Feldman, Eitan Mansuri, and Amit Cohen and written by Amit Cohen and Ron Leshem in collaboration with Xabi Molia. Oded Ruskin will serve as the director and the series is produced by Maria Feldman for Masha Productions, Eitan Mansuri and Jonathan Doweck for Spiro Films, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal and Carole Scotta for Haut et Court TV, Christian Vesper for Fremantle and co-produced by ARTE France and Versus Production. Fremantle will distribute the series internationally.

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; Castle Rock, and Pen15 alongside hit series Marvel’s Runaways, Little Fires Everywhere, Normal People, Hillary, Shrill, Solar Opposites and Oscar® and Emmy®-nominated documentary film Minding the Gap. 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. Recent hit Hulu Originals include Little Fires Everywhere from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, the TV adaptation of best-selling novel Normal People and comedy series The Great. 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.



Jonathan Levine to Direct Hulu Limited Series “Nine Perfect Strangers”





Jonathan Levine to Direct Hulu Limited Series “Nine Perfect Strangers”
Levine will helm all eight episodes of the highly anticipated Hulu limited series, starring Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Samara Weaving, Luke Evans, Melvin Gregg, Grace Van Patten and Tiffany Boone.
[via press release from Hulu]
JONATHAN LEVINE TO DIRECT HULU LIMITED SERIES “NINE PERFECT STRANGERS”

Levine will Executive Produce alongside Made Up Stories, David E. Kelley, Blossom Films and Endeavor Content Levine’s Producing Partner Gillian Bohrer serves as Producer

LOS ANGELES (July 29, 2020) – It was announced today that Jonathan Levine will direct all eight episodes of the highly anticipated Hulu limited series NINE PERFECT STRANGERS, starring Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Samara Weaving, Luke Evans, Melvin Gregg, Grace Van Patten and Tiffany Boone. Levine will also executive produce alongside Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Jodi Matterson for Made Up Stories, Kidman and Per Saari for Blossom Films, Liane Moriarty, David E. Kelley, John Henry Butterworth and McCarthy. Levine’s producing partner Gillian Bohrer will also serve as producer on the show. The project reunites Levine and Papandrea, who previously worked together on the feature film adaptation of the novel WARM BODIES by Isaac Marion for Lionsgate, which opened to both mass critical and commercial acclaim in 2013, and has grossed over $115 million worldwide.

The limited series, which is based off of Liane Moriarty’s latest book of the same name, is co-written by Kelley, John Henry Butterworth and Samantha Strauss and co-showrun by Kelley and Butterworth. NINE PERFECT STRANGERS, which is eyeing a 2021 release, takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this ten-day retreat is the resort’s director Masha (Kidman), a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies.

Levine is represented by CAA and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher. Made Up Stories is represented by WME.

ABOUT JONATHAN LEVINE

Jonathan Levine’s movies cross genres and tone. His films are able to be funny, sad, bold, grounded and magical all at once, and his work plays within tropes and turns them upside down to deliver something both unexpected and wholly satisfying. Levine’s most recent film is LONG SHOT, a romantic comedy starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, debuted SXSW last year, where it won the Audience Award. It was released on May 3, 2019 by Lionsgate. Levine’s other films include the feature film adaptation of the novel WARM BODIES by Isaac Marion for Lionsgate, which opened to both mass critical and commercial acclaim in 2013, and has grossed over $115 million worldwide, and 50/50, the critically-acclaimed and Golden Globe nominated film is based on screenwriter Will Reiser’s story that was released in 2011 by Summit Entertainment. He made his feature directorial debut with ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE, which was later released by The Weinstein Co. in October 2013. His second feature and his first as both writer and director was 2008’s THE WACKNESS, which won the Audience Awards at the Sundance Film Festival and LA Film Festival. Starring Ben Kingsley and Josh Peck, the film also earned Levine an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Screenplay. It was released in July 2008 from Sony Pictures Classics. Born and raised in New York City, Jonathan has been making films since the age of 12. Following his graduation from Brown University’s Art/Semiotics program, he worked in New York as personal assistant to renowned writer/director Paul Schrader. In 2002, Jonathan moved to Los Angeles to attend the AFI Conservatory as a director.

ABOUT MADE UP STORIES

Made Up Stories is a development and production company committed to creating content with compelling female figures squarely at the center and enabling female directors, writers, actors and producers to tell the stories they want to tell. It was founded and is run by Bruna Papandrea, the producer of HBO’s BIG LITTLE LIES, winner of eight Emmy(R) and four Golden Globe(R) Awards. Made Up Stories is currently in post-production on the film adaptation of the inspiring international bestseller PENGUIN BLOOM starring Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln and Jacki Weaver, and THE DRY, based on the Jane Harper novel, from director Robert Connolly and starring Eric Bana.  On the television side, Made Up Stories is currently in pre-production on the Netflix thriller series PIECES OF HER, starring Toni Collette, and NINE PERFECT STRANGERS, based on best-selling author Liane Moriarty’s book, and starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy for Hulu. Their HBO series THE UNDOING starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, directed by Susanne Bier and created by David E. Kelley will premiere in the fall.



HELSTROM // Comic-Con@Home Panel & Teaser Trailer





HELSTROM’S COMIC-COM@HOME PANEL

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Talk about some family drama! Join Helstrom showrunner Paul Zbyszewski and cast–Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon, Elizabeth Marvel, Robert Wisdom, Ariana Guerra, June Carryl and Alain Uy–for one hell of a sneak-peek look and conversation around bringing this terror-filled comic to life during our Comic-Con@Home panel which is now live.

Helstrom will premiere Friday, October 16th only on Hulu! Get your first look at the series with the official teaser trailer

HELSTROM

Premiere: All episodes premiere Friday, October 16th only on Hulu!

Episodes: 10, One-Hour Drama Series

Synopsis: As the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer, Helstrom follows Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon), and their complicated dynamic, as they track down the worst of humanity — each with their own attitude and skills.

Cast: Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon, Elizabeth Marvel, Robert Wisdom, Ariana Guerra, June Carryl, Alain Uy

Crew: Created for television and executive produced by Paul Zbyszewski along with Karim Zreik and Jeph Loeb. Helstrom is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios, part of Disney Television Studios.

Social: IG: @OfficialHelstrom / TW: @Helstrom



A+E Networks(R) International, History(R) U.S. and Hulu Japan Set to Air Co-Production





A+E Networks(R) International, History(R) U.S. and Hulu Japan Set to Air Co-Production “Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later”
The two-hour documentary will premiere in the United States on Sunday, August 2.
[via press release from History]
A+E NETWORKS(R) INTERNATIONAL, HISTORY(R) U.S. AND HULU JAPAN SET TO AIR CO-PRODUCTION ”HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI: 75 YEARS LATER” 

MARKING FIRST EXPLOSION OF A NUCLEAR WEAPON IN WARTIME  

GRIPPING FEATURE DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES ON HULU JAPAN AND ON HISTORY(R) U.S. ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 AND ON HISTORY(R) JAPAN ON AUGUST 30    

NEW YORK -Groundbreaking two-hour documentary “Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later,” co-produced by A+E Networks(R) International, HISTORY(R) U.S. and Hulu Japan, will premiere on Hulu Japan and on HISTORY in the United States on Sunday, August 2; and on HISTORY Japan on August 30, it was announced jointly today by Steve MacDonald, President, Global Content Sales and International, A+E Networks; and Kazufumi Nagasawa, Managing Director and Chief Content Officer, Hulu Japan. 

Directed by award-winning documentarian James Erskine (“Billie,” “This is Football,” “Sachin: A Billion Dreams”), the premiere in Japan, the only country in the world that has been subject to bombing by nuclear weapons, will be followed by a U.S. premiere titled “Hiroshima: 75 Years Later” on HISTORY on Sunday, August 2 at 9pm ET/PT.  

Marking the 75th anniversary of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon in wartime and the end of World War II, the documentary will utilize never-before-seen archival footage, long-suppressed color film from the immediate aftermath of the bomb and audio testimony from victims, to provide a highly personal understanding of the most devastating experiment in human history.  

“A+E Networks International and HISTORY, are pleased to partner with Hulu Japan on this historic, poignant documentary, 75 years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” said MacDonald. ”The feature documentary was produced under the auspices of an immensely creative team, resulting in a globally relevant film we hope will serve as an important reminder, while informing a whole new generation.”  

“A+E Networks and HISTORY’s established pedigree as engaging storytellers together with A+E’s firm footing in the global distribution marketplace make them essential partners in bringing ’Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later’ to a worldwide audience, which is a sincere hope for all of us Japanese,” said Nagasawa.

“The collaboration between Hulu Japan, A+E International and A+E Networks Japan on this documentary is a testament to the power of relevant storytelling. We hope this documentary will provide a salutary lesson as well as a timely reminder of the true effects of the bomb,” said Saugato Banerjee, Managing Director, Asia, A+E Networks.

“Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later” aims to infuse humanity into one of the planet’s darkest moments, allowing the figures who designed, built and detonated the bomb, as well as those who were caught in its wake, to narrate their own journeys through an astonishing story of scientific endeavor, unprecedented ambition and unyielding horror. Told entirely from the first-person perspective of leaders, physicists, soldiers and survivors, the documentary presents the moral, scientific and military conundrums of the atomic bomb as felt by those closest to it.    

“Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later” is produced for HISTORY by October Films and is co-produced by A+E Networks(R) International, HISTORY(R) U.S. and Hulu Japan. James Erskine serves as director. Matt Robins and Jos Cushing serve as executive producers for October Films. Executive producers for HISTORY are Mike Stiller and Eli Lehrer. Tango Para Hiroshima by Anna Saeki, an internationally acclaimed Japanese tango singer, will be the closing song.    

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later.”  

ABOUT A+E NETWORKS JAPAN, G.K

A+E Networks Japan, G.K is a subsidiary the global content company, A+E Networks(R).  It  operates the HISTORY(R) and Crime + Investigation(TM) (C+I ) brands in Japan.  With leading brand HISTORY(R),  A+E Networks’ channels reach more than 335 million households in over 200 territories globally in 41 languages. In Japan, the HISTORY(R) reaches 6.7 million pay TV households and is available on 10 different video on demand digital platforms.  HISTORY(R) Japan’s informative, immersive and entertaining content engages audiences with inspiring stories of human achievement.  C+I explores gritty crime stories of criminals and their victims available in more than 125 territories.  In Japan, C+I is streaming on 5 video on demand digital platforms. In addition to its media business line, A+E Networks Japan produces unique and engaging programming and marketing services for advertisers under its A+E CREATIVE PARTNERS division.  Follow A+E Networks Japan here:  https://jp.aenetworks.com/.  Follow HISTORY(R) on its website, https://jp.history.com/, and on Twitter, https://twitter.com/HISTORYjp, and YouTube, https://youtube.com/HISTORYjp.  

ABOUT HULU JAPAN

Hulu Japan is one of the leading SVOD platforms in Japan with over 2million paying subscribers and is regarded as one of the most used services there. The service was originally launched in Sept 2011 by Hulu LLC and got acquired by Nippon TV in April 2014. Subscribers of Hulu Japan’s SVOD service have instant access to 60,000 videos, and its content line-up covers global-hit scripted series and feature films, local shows including popular dramas, animations, variety shows, documentaries, and Hulu Japan original series besides exclusive catch up and library from Nippon TV, which is the leading terrestrial network. In the past few years, Hulu Japan has been actively seeking co-production with international parties, and the line-up included “THE HEAD” with Mediapro Studios and HBO Asia and “Miss Sherlock” with HBO Asia. Besides Nippon TV, the shareholders include Hulu LLC, Yahoo Japan, TOHO, Yomiuri TV, and CHUKYO TV. 

ABOUT A+E NETWORKS

A+E Networks(R) is a global content company comprised of some of the most popular and culturally-relevant brands in media including A&E(R), Lifetime(R), HISTORY(R), LMN(R), FYI(R), VICELAND(R), Blaze(R) and Crime+Investigation(R).  A+E Networks’ portfolio extends across platforms and genres, with a scripted production division, A+E Studios(TM); unscripted production through Six West(TM); independent film unit A&E IndieFilms(R); watch apps, games, FAST channels, AVOD, and SVOD initiatives including Lifetime Movie Club and HISTORY Vault; and podcasts such as History This Week, through A+E Digital(R);  Experiential/branded live events and Ecommerce through A+E Consumer Enterprises(R); and branded channels, content distribution and scripted/unscripted co-productions around the world through A+E International(R).  A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach more than 335 million households in over 200 territories in 41 languages. A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/aenetworks and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AENetworks.

ABOUT HISTORY(R)

HISTORY, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, HISTORY serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. HISTORY has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit history.com or follow @history on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.



Hulu has renewed the critically-acclaimed comedy series RAMY





Hulu has renewed the critically-acclaimed comedy series RAMY for a third season.

Hulu has renewed A24’s Ramy, from Golden Globe-winner Ramy Youssef, for a 10-episode, third season. The second season debuted on Hulu on Friday, May 29.

The series follows first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan (Youssef) who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. Ramy brings a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like to be caught between a religious community who believes life is a moral test, and a millennial generation that doubts an afterlife even exists. In the second season, Ramy delves further into his spiritual journey, finding a new Muslim community and embracing a deeper commitment to his faith.

Ramy is written, executive-produced, created by and starring Ramy Youssef, executive produced by A24’s Ravi Nandan, co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, Jerrod Carmichael, Chris Storer, and produced by A24.

The series stars Youssef, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, Laith Nakli, May Calamawy, Dave Merheje, Mohammed Amer and Steve Way. Season two also featured Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali.

Resonating deeply with viewers and critics alike, Ramy is yet another example of Hulu’s continued success in elevating powerful and relevant stories about the human experience from breakthrough creators. Season three of the Peabody Award-winning series joins Hulu’s critically acclaimed slate of Originals including Little Fires Everywhere, Normal People, The Great, Shrill, Pen15 and its upcoming series Woke starring Lamorne Morris.



DATE ANNOUNCEMENT and NEW TEASER: Hulu Original Comedy WOKE





PREMIERE DATE ANNOUNCEMENT and OFFICIAL TEASER AVAILABLE:

Hulu Original Comedy Series Woke

All 8 episodes of new comedy series Woke set to premiere on September 9th, only on Hulu.

About Woke

Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight, comedy series Woke takes an absurdly irreverent look at identity and culture as it follows Keef (played by Lamorne Morris), an African-American cartoonist finally on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes everything. With a fresh outlook on the world around him, Keef must now navigate the new voices and ideas that confront and challenge him, all without setting aflame everything he’s already built. The series stars Morris, T. Murph and Blake Anderson.

Woke is developed by Marshall Todd and Keith Knight. The co-creators serve as executive producers alongside showrunner Jay Dyer, Maurice “Mo” Marable, Aeysha Carr, Richie Schwartz, John Will, Will Gluck, and Eric Christian Olsen. Kate Schumaecker will serve as executive producer on the pilot. The comedy is a co-production between ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television Inc.

Official Social Info

Twitter – @WokeHulu @Hulu
Instagram – @WokeHulu @Hulu
#WokeonHulu