A hotly anticipated companion series to the megahit “The Walking Dead” is part of a new deal announced between Hulu and AMC.
The companies announced today: “Hulu has closed a landmark, multi-year deal with AMC Networks Inc. for the exclusive subscription video on demand (SVOD) rights to new and upcoming primetime scripted drama and comedy series from AMC, IFC, BBC AMERICA, SundanceTV and WE tv.”
Under the agreement, Hulu will be the exclusive streaming home to “Fear the Walking Dead,” along with future scripted series from across all five networks. The agreement also includes exclusive and nonexclusive unscripted programming from WE tv.
“Through the deal, Hulu will — over time — become the SVOD home to a diverse and comprehensive collection of AMC Networks Inc.-produced content,” the announcement notes. “Hulu will also become the streaming home for a significant number of films from the IFC Films collection, including 2012 Sundance Film award winner ‘Sleepwalk with Me’; ‘Room 237,’ the documentary film by Rodney Ascher about the perceived meaning in the film ‘The Shining’; ‘Pina,’ the 3D film about dance choreographer Pina Bausch; and L.A. Outfest Grand Jury Award winner ‘Weekend,’ to name a few.”
TV series originating from AMC Networks will be made available on Hulu before the network premiere of the subsequent season. Hulu and the networks will also partner in co-marketing and co-promotional campaigns.
Said Mike Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer, Hulu: “AMC Networks has an incredible reputation and track record in producing captivating storytelling across a variety of genres for true connoisseurs of television. This huge partnership guarantees that Hulu viewers will soon be able to enjoy the newest slate of premium programming from some of the top cable networks.”