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Hulu And FX Networks Set March Launch of FX On Hulu

Hulu And FX Networks Set March Launch of FX On Hulu

Thomas Miller
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FX will now have a new official streaming home for its award-winning library of current and legacy series along with new series with the launch of FX on Hulu debuting in March of 2020, it was announced today by Randy Freer, Chief Executive Officer, Hulu and John Landgraf, Chairman, FX Networks and FX Productions. 

FX on Hulu will feature every season of more than 40 FX original series spanning the past 17 years.

New seasons of most current and all-new FX and FXX original series that run or launch on the FX linear channels will premiere immediately following on FX on Hulu.

Additionally, FX will produce original content exclusively for FX on Hulu beginning with four original seriesslated for 2020 including the limited series Devs and Mrs. America (spring), the limited series A Teacher (summer) and the drama series The Old Man (fall). 

In March, FX on Hulu will debut with Alex Garland’s (Ex Machina, Annihilation) first-ever television series Devs, exclusively for FX on Hulu.  Also that week, featured premieres of the new comedies Dave (FXX) and Breeders (FX), season four of the award-winning comedy Better Things (FX), and an all-new season of the comedy showcase Cake (FXX) will roll out first on their respective FX linear channel, then follow immediately on FX on Hulu.

Randy Freer said, “We’re excited to become the official streaming home to the award-winning current and legacy series that FX has produced over nearly two decades, as well as brand-new original series that will be exclusive to Hulu subscribers – all available through ‘FX on Hulu.’ FX has solidified its position as a premium brand that consumers are passionate about, and we can’t wait to bring its valuable content offering to our customers, all in one place.”

John Landgraf added, “We’re thrilled to have Hulu as our streaming partner with the creation of FX on Hulu, which will be the best and most complete representation of the FX brand, finally putting us on equal footing with competitors like HBO.  This will allow us to expand FX’s original programming lineup and to reach Hulu’s growing audience of young and highly engaged subscribers, whom we believe will love these shows.   We are more committed than ever to quality over quantity, with our primary focus on excellence that can cut through the clutter at a time of unprecedented consumer choice.   This is a game-changing opportunity for FX, and we can’t wait to embark on this journey with Randy and his great Hulu team.”

FX’s premium content further expands Hulu’s on-demand offering of current shows from every major U.S. broadcast network; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals like Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale and The Act, Emmy Award-nominated series including Castle Rock, The Looming TowerCatch-22, and Pen15, alongside hit series Marvel’s RunawaysRamy, Shrill, and Oscar® and Emmy Award-nominated documentary film Minding the Gap. Upcoming Hulu Originals include Little Fires Everywhere from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington; and The Dropout based on the ABC News investigative podcast and starring Kate McKinnon.

Since 2002, FX has established itself as the home to some of television’s most critically acclaimed originals including the award-winning series American Crime Story, American Horror Story, The Americans, Archer, Atlanta, Damages, Fargo, Fosse/Verdon, Justified, Nip/Tuck, Pose, Rescue Me and The Shield.  Since 2014, FX has earned 277 Emmy nominations and won 57 Emmys.  During that period, FX has won more Golden Globe Awards than HBO, Netflix and Amazon Prime, and more Television Critics Association and American Film Institute awards than Netflix or Amazon Prime.

The four new FX original series exclusively for FX on Hulu are:

DEVS

Debuting in the spring of 2020, the limited series Devs, from Academy Award-nominated Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation) and starring Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman, Jin Ha and Allison Pill, was written and directed by Garland in his maiden voyage in television.  The series is a tech thriller that focuses on a young software engineer named Lily Chan (Mizuno) who works for Amaya, a cutting-edge tech company based in Silicon Valley. After her boyfriend’s apparent suicide, Lily suspects foul play and begins to investigate. She quickly realizes that all roads lead to Forest (Offerman), Amaya’s enigmatic CEO, and Devs, the company’s secret development division. In Lily’s quest to discover the truth, she uncovers a technology-based conspiracy that could change the world.  Alex Garland serves as executive producer along with Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich of DNA TV, and Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Garrett Basch of Scott Rudin Productions. Devs is produced by FX Productions. 

MRS. AMERICA

Debuting in the spring of 2020, the limited series Mrs. America , from Academy Award-nominated producer Stacey Sher (Pulp Fiction), Emmy Award-winning writer Dahvi Waller (Mad Men) and Academy Award-winning actor Cate Blanchett, features an all-star cast including Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Elizabeth Banks, Uzo Aduba, Margo Martindale, Sarah Paulson, John Slattery and Tracey Ullman.  Mrs. America tells the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly (Blanchett). Through the eyes of the women of that era – both Schlafly and second wave feminists Gloria Steinem (Byrne), Betty Friedan (Ullman), Shirley Chisholm (Aduba), Bella Abzug (Martindale) and Jill Ruckelshaus (Banks) – the series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the ‘70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted our political landscape.  Mrs. America is written by Emmy Award-winning writer Dahvi Waller (Mad Men) and Executive Produced by two-time Academy Award nominee Stacey Sher, Waller, Coco Francini, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck and Blanchett, with Micah Schraft and James Skotchdopole serving as Co-Executive Producers. The limited series is produced by FX Productions.

A TEACHER

A Teacher is a limited series from writer/director Hannah Fidell, starring Kate Mara and Nick Robinson.Based on Fidell’s film of the same title, A Teacher explores an intimate connection between a female high school teacher and an underage male student that evolves into a high stakes, emotional affair, revealing the complexities and consequences behind these relationships, which are often relegated to clickbait headlines. Mara plays “Claire,” a popular young teacher at a suburban Texas high school, and Robinson is “Eric,” an all-American high school senior.  The limited series is written and directed by Fidell who will also serve as an executive producer along with Michael Costigan and Jason Bateman of Aggregate Films, and Danny Brocklehurst and Kate Mara. The 10-episode limited series is being produced by FX Productions.

THE OLD MAN

The Old Man is a drama starring Jeff Bridges as a retired CIA officer.  Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry, The Old Man centers on “Dan Chase” (Jeff Bridges) who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since.  When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.  Written by Jon Steinberg & Robert Levine, The Old Man is executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Steinberg, Dan Shotz, Robert Levine, Jeff Bridges and David Schiff. The series is produced by Fox  21 Television Studios in association with The Littlefield Company. Production of the pilot episode begins this fall.

NEW FX ON HULU EXCLUSIVES

Devs (1 season) Limited Series/Spring

Mrs. America (1) Limited Series/Spring

A Teacher (1) Limited Series/Summer

The Old Man (1) Drama Series/Fall

NEW SERIES FOR FX LINEAR FIRST IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY FX ON HULU

Dave (1 season) Comedy Series/Spring

Breeders (1) Comedy Series/Spring

CURRENT FX ORIGINAL SERIES

American Horror Story (9 seasons) – EmmyGolden GlobeAFI, TCA

Archer (10) – Emmy

Atlanta (2) – EmmyGolden GlobeAFITCAPeabody                                            

Better Things (3) – Emmy, Golden Globe, TCA, Peabody

Cake (1)

Fargo (3) – EmmyGolden GlobeAFITCAPeabody

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (14)

Mayans M.C. (2)

Mr Inbetween (2)

Snowfall (3)

Taboo (1)

The Weekly (1)

What We Do in the Shadows (2) – TCA 

LEGACY SERIES

Baskets (4) – Emmy

See Also

The Bastard Executioner (1)

The Comedians (1)

Fosse/Verdon (1) – EmmyTCA

The League (7)

Legion (3)

Legit (2)

Man Seeking Woman (3)

Married (2)

The Riches (2) – Emmy, Golden Globe

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2)

The Strain (4)

Sons of Anarchy (7) – Golden Globe

Trust (1)

Tyrant (3)

You’re the Worst (5) – TCA

Wilfred (4)

(Key – # seasons in parentheses; bold type denotes winner; non-bold type denotes nominate)

ABOUT HULU

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Launched in 2008, Hulu is the only service that gives viewers instant access to current shows from every major U.S. broadcast network; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals like Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale and The Act, Emmy Award-nominated series including Castle Rock, The Looming TowerCatch-22 and Pen15, alongside hit series Marvel’s RunawaysRamy, Shrill and Oscar® and Emmy Award-nominated documentary film Minding the Gap. The service also streams live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Discovery Networks – available all in one place. Upcoming Hulu Originals include Little Fires Everywhere from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington and The Dropout based on the ABC News investigative podcast and starring Kate McKinnon.

ABOUT FX NETWORKS

FX Networks is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM, the non-linear video on-demand app FXNOW. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 87 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series including SnowfallPose, Mayans M.C., Taboo and the upcoming Y; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror StoryFargoAmerican Crime Story, FEUD, Fosse/Verdon and the upcoming DevsShōgunMrs. America and A Teacher; acclaimed hit comedy series including Atlanta, Better ThingsWhat We Do in the Shadows and the upcoming Breeders; the half-hour series Mr Inbetween; a slate of docuseries and documentary features, including The Weekly with The New York Times; and the upcoming special A Christmas Carol. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series The ShieldNip/TuckRescue MeDamagesSons of Anarchy, Justified and The Americans. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in 85 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the Emmy® Award winning comedy series Archer and Cake, a weekly showcase of short-form comedy programming. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXM was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in 57 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films, and short-form award-winning original programming in the evening.

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