January 20, 2020
Hulu unveiled its lineup of upcoming original programming during the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour at The Langham Pasadena.
They include “Little Fires Everywhere,” from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington; “High Fidelity,” starring Zoë Kravitz; the television adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel Normal People; and the Catherine the Great comedic drama The Great, featuring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult.
The company also announced an upcoming comedy series starring Steve Martin and Martin Short. From “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman and co-created by John Hoffman and Martin, the untitled new series puts a comic spin on the ever-popular true crime genre.
“Hulu’s success in Original content is driven by highly curated programming from world class talent,” said Craig Erwich, SVP of originals, Hulu. “From the Steve Martin project, second series orders of ‘Ramy’ and ‘Dollface,’ to shows like ‘Little Fires Everywhere,’ our momentum in original content is stronger than ever.”
In 2019, the streaming platform saw a 70% increase in engagement (total hours watched) with its original programming, according to the service.
Hulu also announced the renewal of “Wu-Tang: An American Saga,” about the hip-hop music group the Wu-Tang Clan.
Also unveiled were the first three DreamWorks Animation premieres to be Hulu Originals in 2020: “Madagascar: A Little Wild,” “TrollsTopia”and “The Mighty Ones.” Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo return as kids at the Central Park Zoo in “Madagascar: A Little Wild.” “TrollsTopia” will be a new original based off the “Trolls” franchise. And “The Mighty Ones” follows the adventures of a group of creatures: a twig, a pebble, a leaf and a strawberry who live in an unkempt backyard belonging to a trio of equally unkempt humans whom they mistake for gods.