Hulu Previews New Original and Exclusive Programming for 2013
Hulu's new Original and Exclusive Series announcement is chock full of superheroes-in-training, rogue French cops, high-energy mascots and more. All shows will be available on Hulu.com and the Hulu Plus subscription service.
Hulu's original programming returns later this summer with its first animated Hulu Original Series "The Awesomes," co-created bySaturday Night Live's head writer
Kicking off in January 2013, Hulu Exclusive Series will premiere exclusively on Hulu and Hulu Plus, including French crime thriller "Braquo," the second seasons of hit Israeli series "Prisoners of War," britcoms "Pramface" and "Fresh Meat," and the fourth season of cult reality drama "The Only Way is Essex" ("TOWIE"). Also joining the line-up is "Mother Up!," an animated adult comedy series starring Eva Longoria ("Desperate Housewives").
In the past two years, Hulu has launched four distinctive Hulu Original Series from top creative talent, with more in development. Meanwhile, the Hulu Exclusive Series lineup has also expanded to offer viewers 20 premium television shows available exclusively on-demand in the U.S. on Hulu and Hulu Plus. "It's a thrill to share what we have planned in 2013," said Andy Forssell, Hulu's SVP of Content. "We're working with innovative showrunners such as
HULU ORIGINAL SERIES
Premieres: Summer 2013
"The Awesomes" is an animated show for adults that combines the thrills of comic book storytelling with the irreverent and inspired comedy that is the Hallmark of show co-creators
"The Wrong Mans"
For fans of: "Spy," "The Office" (U.K.), "Peep Show," "Hot Fuzz," "Chuck"
Premieres: Summer 2013
From Tony Award-winning actor and writer
"Behind the Mask"
For fans of: "Hard Knocks," "Hoop Dreams," "Project Greenlight"
"Behind the Mask" takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes adventure into the colorful and never-before-seen world of sports mascots. Through the eyes of four dedicated performers at the high school, college, minor league and NBA pro levels, "Behind the Mask" takes an authentic look at the sports world's most unsung heroes. Funny, entertaining, and at times poignant, this show tells the moving stories of these real-life Clark Kents, capturing their highs and lows, both inside and outside the suit. "Behind the Mask" is created by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Josh Greenbaum and produced by Occupant Entertainment ("Better Living Through Chemistry," "The Wackness"). Ten (10) episodes.http://www.hulu.com/behind-the-mask
HULU EXCLUSIVE SERIES
"Fresh Meat" (Season Two)
For fans of: "Misfits," "The Inbetweeners" (U.K. & U.S.), "Skins" (U.K. & U.S.), "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Coupling," "The Real World," "Greek" and "Peep Show"
Premieres: January 13, 2013
New episodes premiere every Sunday beginning on January 13th; All episodes will be available on Hulu and Hulu Plus beginning March 3rd
"Fresh Meat" is a BAFTA-nominated comedy drama series about the hilarious and painful truths of being a student from Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong ("Peep Show"). The perils and joys of house sharing in those first university years continue in the second season of this painfully amusing drama. Expect more errors of judgment from JP, the entitled public school boy with good teeth (
For fans of: "The Shield," "Line of Duty," "The Following," "The Wire," "Homicide," "The Unit," 'Chicago Code," and "Southland"
Premieres: January 22, 2013
New episodes premiere every Tuesday beginning on January 22nd; All episodes will be available on Hulu and Hulu Plus beginning March 12th
"Braquo," winner of the international Emmy for Best Drama, follows a squad of Paris Cops who exist in the blurred boundaries at the very edge of the law, often using violence and intimidation to get the job done. The lives of these officers change radically when their squad leader, falsely accused of corruption, commits suicide. Determined to clear his name they start an investigation of their own, only to find that the police department itself stands in their way. Driven by adrenaline and a thirst for justice, they must turn their backs on the laws they're sworn to enforce if they are to uncover the truth. Facing constant danger from all sides - and with the two most likely outcomes being imprisonment or death - the stakes couldn't be higher, but that merely cranks up the tension in this acclaimed series. "Braquo" is a Capa Drama production made available on Hulu and Hulu Plus from Zodiak Rights. Eight (8) episodes. http://www.hulu.com/braquo
"The Only Way Is Essex" ("TOWIE," Season four)
For fans of: "Jersey Shore," "Laguna Beach," "The Hills"
Premieres: February 2013
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"Prisoners of War" (Season Two)
For fans of: "Homeland"
Premieres: Spring 2013
Written and directed by
"Pramface" (Season Two)
For fans of: "My So Called Life," "New Girl," "Awkward," "Secret Life of the American Teenager," "Up All Night," "Skins" (U.S. and U.K.), "Teen Mom"
Premieres: Spring 2013
"Pramface" is a heart-warming comedy series that follows teen parents Jamie (Sean Michael Verey) and Laura (Scarlett
For fans of: "South Park," "Family Guy," "Up All Night," "Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23"
Premieres: Fall 2013
"Mother Up!" is a 13-episode, half-hour adult animated comedy series starring Eva Longoria ("Desperate Housewives") as Rudi Wilson, a former high-powered music exec who takes on the greatest challenge of her life: motherhood in suburbia. Rudi is striving for the life of a super-mom but she forgets one important detail -- she's not a very good parent. Bringing her street smarts and urban lifestyle to the suburbs, Rudi confronts the endless challenges of Parenthood with a series of misguided improvised solutions, putting her life on the line like never before. Eva Longoria and Mass Animation's Yair Landau ("Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs") and Michael Shipley ("Family Guy," "American Dad") are executive producers. The series was developed by Rogers Media and co-produced by Breakthrough Entertainment and Bardel Entertainment, in association with Mass Animation. "Mother Up!" premieres on Hulu and Hulu Plus in Fall 2013. Thirteen (13) episodes.
Assets for Hulu's 2013 slate of original and exclusive programming, including photos and online episode screeners, are available upon request. Talent interviews are also available upon request.
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