Hulu Announces 2014 Slate Of Original Series
Hulu presented its 2014 lineup of new and returning Hulu originals at CES today.
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.
Hulu announced the second season renewal of the breakthrough hit series "East Los High," the first English-language series with an all-Latino cast. This addictive and provocative teen drama was one of the top 10 most popular shows on Hulu and Hulu Latino throughout the summer of 2013.
Hulu will exclusively distribute reality TV satire "The Hotwives of Orlando" from Paramount Digital Entertainment. 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.
Adding to its extensive selection of internationally acclaimed series, 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 highly anticipated second season of Chris O'Dowd's semi-autobiographical comedy "Moone Boy" will make a return to the service 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."