Hulu Joins Forces With BBC as Co-Producer of Political Comedy

Jul 18, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Hulu announced today that it is partnering with the BBC for its first international co-production, joining forces on the fourth season of the U.K. political comedy “The Thick of It.”

“Beginning July 29, Hulu and Hulu Plus will be the exclusive U.S. destination for fans to watch every episode from the first three seasons of the beloved program, as well as the two specials released between seasons in the UK,” the company announced.

"The Thick of It" initially aired on BBC Four in the U.K. and BBC America in the U.S.

“Hulu will also exclusively premiere the fourth season in the U.S., which will air first on Hulu and Hulu Plus day-and-date with the U.K. broadcast before returning to BBC America early next year,” the company said.

“The Thick of It” is created and written by Armando Iannucci (HBO’s "Veep"). The series “takes a smart, satirical look at the inner workings of British government,” the company said. “Shot in a vérité style with hand-held cameras, Iannucci’s distinctive brand of comedy thrusts viewers into a world of political embarrassment, backroom deals, policy U-turns, spin-doctoring, political backstabbing and wild media speculation.”

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