Hulu Acquires Final Season of Community Under New Agreements with Sony Pictures Television
August 15, 2016
Expanded Pacts Include Exclusive Streaming Rights to Hit Drama Series Underground and Outsiders, as well as all Episodes of Rescue Me
SANTA MONICA, CA (August 15, 2016) – Hulu today announced new licensing agreements with Sony Pictures Television that add the sixth and final season of Community to its library – making the streaming service the exclusive SVOD home to the complete library of the cult comedy favorite. The deals also include the exclusive streaming rights to WGN America’s #1 scripted series Underground, as well as hit series Outsiders. All past episodes of Underground and Outsiders are available to stream now and future seasons will become available to stream on Hulu eight days following their season finales.
Beginning today, fans of the critically acclaimed, cult comedy, Community, can stream the entire series through its sixth season on Hulu. The addition of the sixth and final season brings the final chapter of the ensemble comedy to the streaming service. The final season revolves around Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) and the remaining members of the Save Greendale Committee as they enter their sixth year together under the watchful eye of Dean Pelton’s (Jim Rash) new management consultant, Frankie Dart (Paget Brewster). Created by Dan Harmon, the series also stars Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong, Paget Brewster, and Keith David.
In addition to Community, the agreements will make the complete library of the Emmy® nominated, groundbreaking series, Rescue Me, available to Hulu subscribers for the first time later this month.
Upon its premiere this year, critically lauded drama series Underground, quickly became the #1 most social cable program on Wednesday nights. From creators and executive producers Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, and executive producer and Academy Award®-winner John Legend, the 10-episode, hour-long program tells the unflinching story of a group of courageous men and women who band together for the fight of their lives – for their families, their future and their freedom.
All past episodes and future seasons of breakout hit series Outsiders, which is currently in production for its second season, will also stream exclusively on Hulu. The WGN America drama series explores an epic battle between the Farrell clan and their fight to defend their land and way of life from the town below and anyone who would dare challenge them. Outsiders is created and written by award-winning playwright Peter Mattei, who executives produces alongside Fedora Entertainment’s Emmy® Award-winner Peter Tolan (“Rescue Me,” “Analyze This”), Touchy Feely Films’ Emmy® Award-winner Paul Giamatti (“John Adams,” “Sideways”), Michael Wimer (“2012,” “Rake”) and Dan Carey (“All Is Bright”).
The deals expand upon Hulu and Sony’s relationship. Earlier this year, Hulu and Sony announced a library deal that has added full seasons of fan favorite series and top films from Sony Pictures to Hulu, including all episodes of Happy Endings, The Shield, Party Of Five, Dawson’s Creek, Damages and beloved films such as JERRY MAGUIRE, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS and MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING.
Underground and Outsiders join all past seasons of WGN America’s Manhattan, which Hulu acquired the exclusive SVOD rights to in a previous agreement. Hulu’s rapidly expanding library of premium exclusive content includes ROOTS, Blindspot, Empire, Fargo, Lucifer, Curious George, South Park and groundbreaking licensing deals with major cable networks FX, Turner and AMC Networks, as well as full libraries of hit broadcast and cable shows, films and premium original series.
Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that offers hundreds of thousands of hours of the best of current season programming, premium original content, films and full seasons of hit series to subscribers with limited commercials for $7.99 per month or commercial free for $11.99 per month. Hulu is the only streaming subscription service that offers current season content from 5 of the 6 largest U.S. broadcast networks, as well as acclaimed Hulu Originals including The Mindy Project, The Path, 11.22.63, Difficult People and the Golden Globe® nominated comedy series, Casual. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has been at the forefront of entertainment and technology and continues to redefine TV by connecting viewers with the stories they love.
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