Lifetime's UNREAL Series Set to Move to Hulu For Fourth and Likely Final Season

Lifetime's UNREAL Series Set to Move to Hulu For Fourth and Likely Final Season

According to Variety, Drama series "UnReal" is set to move from Lifetime to Hulu for its fourth and what will likely be its final season.

The streaming service and A+E Studios are close to a deal, sources tell Variety, that would see the fourth season, which has already been shot, air in its initial window on Hulu. The agreement would see Hulu pay an additional fee on top of it was already set to pay for subscription video on-demand rights for the season.

Hulu is, through a previous agreement with producer A+E Studios, the exclusive SVOD home for the series, with seasons 1-3 moving to the service following their initial broadcasts on cable channel Lifetime.

Sources tell Variety that the series has been a strong performer for Hulu, and that it made sense for the service to pick up first-window rights when approached with them by Lifetime CORPORATE sibling A+E Studios.

Unreal is an American drama television series that premiered on Lifetime on June 1, 2015. It stars Shiri Appleby as a young reality television producer pushed by her unscrupulous boss (Constance Zimmer) to swallow her integrity and do anything it takes to drum up salacious show content. The show was created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, and was inspired by Shapiro's award-winning independent short film Sequin Raze. The first season of UNREAL received critical acclaim, and was picked up for a second season in July 2015.The second season premiered on June 6, 2016. On June 2, 2016, the series was renewed for a third season which premiered on February 27, 2018. On July 28, 2017, it was announced that UNREAL has been renewed for a shortened fourth season of eight episodes. The fourth season completed production in January 2018 before the third season had aired.

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