Hulu announced a new slate of original and exclusive programming
Monday morning, as the video site ventures further into creating its
own content. For Hulu, it’s a way to begin controlling its own destiny
and distinguishing itself from all the content produced by parents and
part-owners Fox, NBC and Disney.
For its originals, Hulu is teaming up with Hollywood big shots like
Kevin Smith and Richard Linklater. Smith will work on a show called Spoilers, which will invite movie fans to discuss all the biggest movies being released. Linklater’s Up To Speed is a travel show built around Speed Levitch (you might remember him from Linklater’s Waking Life, if you’re into that sort of thing) and his travels around the world. And We Got Next, a bro-mantic comedy set in a basketball gym? Ok, maybe I’m kind of interested.
That’s it for the originals… Hulu is also getting an exclusive set of
series that were produced by others. Its summer exclusives include: