Josh Hutcherson in The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1

Josh Hutcherson is trading the Hunger Games for video games. He’s just been set as the lead of Future Man, a half-hour comedy pilot for Hulu from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The story centers on an unassuming nobody whose one skill is playing a certain video game. To his shock, he discovers that this apparently useless talent makes him uniquely qualified to save humanity.

Although maybe he shouldn’t be that surprised, really, seeing as this is also more or less the premise of The Last Starfighter. And Ernest Cline’s Armada. And Adam Sandler’s Pixels. Really, it just seems like common knowledge at this point that video games are secretly manuals for saving the world.  Read More »

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Just in time for President’s Day, Hulu brings us a time travel series about trying to prevent the Kennedy assassination. Based on the Stephen King book, 11.22.63 stars James Franco as Jake, a modern man who discovers a portal to 1960 in the back of his local diner. With a three-year head start in the past, Jake goes back and tries to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from killing John F. Kennedy.

In January we got to sit down with 11.22.63 showrunner Bridget Carpenter to talk in-depth about the J.J. Abrams-produced time travel drama. New episodes of the eight-part series go live Mondays on Hulu. Carpenter is also adapting Freaky Friday as a stage musical for Disney.  Read More »

Hulu Might Lose the Best Reason to Pay for Hulu

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With all the streaming and subscriptions services out there for various movies and TV programming, it seemed that users were starting to gain an edge over the cable companies that have overcharged them for years. However, one of the more prominent streaming options may end up pulling the rug out from viewers, and it’s all thanks to one of the most sinister cable companies around.

News surfaced today that Time Warner is currently considering purchasing 25% of Hulu. That doesn’t sound bad right? Maybe that means their network HBO would start putting content on Hulu, and Warner Bros. Pictures and Television would start adding their movies and TV shows to the streaming service? Nope. Instead, Time Warner wants to buy part of Hulu so they can stop the service from steaming network and premium shows the day after they air on television. Shit just got real. Read More »

The Path Trailer

Cults seem to be all the rage on television right now. Whether they’re a catalyst for a show like The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or a driving force of the story as in The Leftovers, strange organizations of people just looking for something to believe in have gotten plenty of attention. And now one more is on the way from Hulu.

The Path is a new original series on the streaming service that follows a family at the center of a controversial faith-based movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power. In the first The Path trailer, Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul seems to begin to question the beliefs in his cult, and that could be a problem for his family, especially his wife (Michelle Monaghan), who is a devoted follower of their trusted leader (Hugh Dancy of NBC’s Hannibal) and his teachings. Read More »

11.22.63 Trailer

There seems to be nothing that James Franco can’t do, and now we can add time traveler to his long list of achievements. Franco leads the new Hulu series 11.22.63, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name about a high school history teacher who is sent back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy. So far we’ve only gotten brief glimpses of the series produced by J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production banner, but now a full trailer shows us more of what we can expect. Read More »

Hulu Now Offering Commercial-Free Subscription Plan

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Back in July, we learned that streaming service Hulu was exploring the possibility of offering a commercial-free subscription plan to users sometime this fall. Well, now that the season of changing leaves is upon us, Hulu has officially made the change too.

Today, Hulu made a commercial-free subscription available in an effort to compete with the already ad-free likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO Now. So how much will this Hulu commercial-free option cost you? Read More »

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Netflix Loses Epix to Hulu

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There’s already more stuff to watch on Netflix than you’ll be able to get through in a lifetime, but even so this news is bound to come as a disappointment to subscribers. Netflix has decided not to renew its deal with Epix, meaning films like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, World War Z, and Transformers: Age of Extinction will disappear from the streaming service at the end of September.

On the flip side, this is great news for Hulu users. Now that Epix and Netflix have broken up, Epix will take up with Hulu starting October 1, bringing along titles like Star Trek Into Darkness, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Read about the Netflix Epix Hulu deals after the jump.  Read More »

Hulu Could Roll Out an Ad-Free Option This Fall

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There’s a lot to love about Hulu. They singlehandedly saved The Mindy Project. They’ve got every episode of Seinfeld, and all those Criterion movies. And it’s maybe the best source of British TV this side of the Atlantic. If there’s one thing to hate about it, though, it’s their reliance on commercials. Not even shelling out for a paid subscription can save you from those damn ads.

Happily, that might be changing. Hulu is reportedly considering an ad-free subscription tier, though it’ll cost you a bit more than the standard subscription. More about the possible Hulu ad-free option after the jump.  Read More »

South Park renewed

If the foul-mouthed antics of South Park haven’t gotten old for you after 18 years, then you’ll be happy to know that Comedy Central just solidified a deal for more craziness from the small Colorado mountain town.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone have just struck a new deal with Comedy Central to have South Park renewed for three more seasons, each with 10 episodes. And the network’s deal with Hulu to stream all the episodes, new and old, has just been extended as well. Find out more about the South Park renewal after the jump! Read More »