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Hulu in multi-series deal with Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution
MUMBAI: US streaming destination Hulu has announced a multi-year, multi-series deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution that includes the acquisition of the exclusive streaming video on-demand rights to the top breakout dramas of this broadcast season, ‘Blindspot’ and ‘Lucifer’.
In addition, Hulu will have the streaming premiere of all past seasons of the drama ‘Rizzoli And Isles’, as well as the series ‘Smallville’ and ‘Southland’ – all of which will become available to stream exclusively on Hulu’s ‘No Commercials’ and ‘Limited Commercials’ subscription plans over the coming months.
The deal will make Hulu the exclusive US streaming home to all episodes of season one of ‘Blindspot’ following its run on NBC, as well as future seasons of the hit series.
‘Blindspot’ follows a woman (Alexander) with no memories of her past, who’s found in Times Square with her body covered in intricate tattoos. Igniting the interest of the FBI, the clues hidden inside her tattoos reveal a larger conspiracy of crime, while leading her closer to discovering the truth about her identity.
Hulu has also acquired the exclusive US streaming rights to all episodes of the new drama series ‘Lucifer’. It is currently in its first season on Fox.
Hulu will be the exclusive US streaming destination for viewers to catch up on all past episodes of the series. It is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Ellis) has abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he teams up with an LAPD detective (German) to help punish criminals.
In addition, Hulu will premiere past seasons of ‘Rizzoli And Isles’ for the first-time ever on a streaming service. Seasons one through five will stream on Hulu beginning this April, and future seasons will be available to stream on Hulu following their season run on TNT.
Additionally, library titles from Warner Bros. Television including ‘The O.C.’, ‘Southland’ and Smallville’ will also become available to stream on Hulu. All episodes of ‘The O.C.’ will become available to stream in April, and ‘Southland’ and ‘Smallville’ will make their streaming premieres exclusively on Hulu later this year.
“We are honored to announce that, in our first licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Television, we will be bringing two of the year’s biggest hits, Blindspot and Lucifer, exclusively to Hulu,” said Hulu senior VP, head of content Craig Erwich.
The new deal further expands the Hulu and Warner Bros. relationship. This year, Hulu premiered event series ‘11.22.63’. Library films ‘JFK’ and ‘Thirteen Days’ will also be added to Hulu’s library of programming later this year through the new licensing agreement.