Hulu unveils 2014 originals

US streaming site Hulu has unveiled a slate of original programmes and new acquisitions for 2014 that includes a raft of content from international partners.

NBCU, Fox and Disney-owned Hulu announced seventeen new or returning series yesterday including Deadbeat, its first co-production with Lionsgate – a supernatural comedy that will debut in April.

Another new show is The Hotwives of Orlando from Paramount Digital Entertainment. The seven-episode show will parody the Real Housewives-type reality shows popular on US cable TV.

The news comes just weeks after Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins revealed that the firm will reach US$1 billion (€735 million) in revenue in 2013 – up from $695 million in 2012.

Elsewhere on its 2014 programming slate, Hulu has picked up Scandi drama The Bridge from distributor ZDF Enterprises.

There are four series from BBC Worldwide including season two of Baby Cow-produced comedy Moone Boy, season three of Little Comet, BBC-produced teen comedy Pram Face and season three of Big Talk-produced comedy Rev.

There is also a new show, The Next Step, a teen drama about a group of dancers from Orphan Black producer Temple Street, as well as two shows from All3Media International – season three of comedy series Fresh Meat and season seven of constructed reality show The Only Way is Essex.

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