Hulu has been releasing original series and international programming since 2011. Today, Hulu presented its 2014 lineup of new and returning Hulu originals.
Supernatural comedy “Deadbeat,” directed by Troy Miller (“Arrested Development”) and starring Tyler Labine (“Reaper”), Cat Deeley (“So You Think You Can Dance”) and Brandon T. Jackson (“Tropic Thunder”) will launch on April 9, 2014. “Deadbeat” is Hulu’s first co-production with Lionsgate Television.
“East Los High,” the first English-language series with an all-Latino cast got a second season renewal. The teen drama was one of the top 10 most popular shows on Hulu and Hulu Latino throughout the summer.
Hulu will exclusively distribute reality TV satire “The Hotwives of Orlando” from Paramount Digital Entertainment (“Burning Love”). The show stars Casey Wilson (“Happy Endings”), Angela Kinsey (“The Office”), Kristen Schaal (“Flight of the Conchords”), Tymberlee Hill (“Drunk History”), Danielle Schneider (“Upright Citizens Brigade”) and Andrea Savage (“Step Brothers”) as six of Orlando, Florida’s hottest housewives who are ready to drink, fight, and cry, sometimes all at the same time.
On the international front, Hulu will release the original Scandinavian version of the drama series “The Bridge,” recently adapted for U.S. audiences by FX, as well as the Canadian hit reality-style dance drama “The Next Step,” acquired from BBC Worldwide North America.
The second season of Chris O’Dowd’s semi-autobiographical comedy “Moone Boy” will make a return this spring. In the second half of 2014, Hulu will release second seasons of Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker’s animated hit “The Awesomes” featuring the voices of many current and former “SNL” members, Josh Greenbaum’s compelling docu-series “Behind the Mask” and John Lehr and Nancy Hower’s clever Western comedy “Quick Draw.” Tom Hollander also returns in season three of “Rev.” to show why at times it’s hilarious yet hellish to be a vicar in inner city London.
In addition, Hulu will exclusively offer returning seasons of “Fresh Meat,” “Pramface,” “Elite New Face,” “Line of Duty,” “Moody Family” and “The Only Way is Essex.”
New 2014 originals:
Premieres: Jan. 14
A woman is found murdered in the middle of the Øresund Bridge – right on the border between Sweden and Denmark. The Swedish and Danish police are called to the scene and find what at first looks like one murder turns out to be two. The bodies have been brutally cut in half and made to form one single corpse. This double murder is just the beginning of a series of crimes committed to call attention to various societal problems. The Swedish and Danish police find themselves in a race against the clock in a deadly showdown.
Premieres: April 9, 2014
“Deadbeat,” the first co-production between Hulu and Lionsgate Television, is a 10-episode half-hour supernatural comedy directed and executive produced by Troy Miller (“Flight of the Conchords,” “Arrested Development” through his banner Dakota Pictures. It stars Tyler Labine (“Reaper”) as Kevin Pacalioglu, a hapless but gifted medium who will go to any lengths to help New York’s ghosts settle their unfinished business. Brandon T. Jackson (“Tropic Thunder”) plays his best (and only) friend, Roofie. Cat Deeley (“So You Think You Can Dance”) stars as Camomile White, a glamorous celebrity medium who is Pacalioglu’s rival and nemesis. 10 episodes.
“The Hotwives of Orlando”
Premieres: 2014 TBD
A parody of one of the most popular franchises in reality television, “The Hotwives of Orlando,” takes you inside the exclusive and glamorous world of six hot housewives livin’ large in Orlando. The show follows a cast of ladies as they fight over pretty much everything except for their love of shoes, plastic surgery, and the pursuit of spending all of their husbands’ money.
“The Next Step”
Premieres: May 2014
This reality-style teen drama follows the lives of a group of dancers at The Next Step Dance Studio as they attempt to win the regional dance championships.