PR NEWSWIRE (source)
13 June 2011
Hulu™ is exclusively premiering in the U.S. Misfits, The Booth at the End and Whites on Hulu.com and the Hulu Plus subscription service. Misfits, The Booth at the End and Whites gained considerable popularity on TV in the U.K. but have never before been seen in the U.S. The top-rated shows will appear on Hulu through exclusive first run, multi-year distribution deals with the respective content companies.
The summer of brand new exclusives on Hulu kicks off with the BAFTA award-winning Misfits, premiering with the first two episodes of season one on June 20th. The Booth at the End will premiere on July 11th and Whites on July 20th; both will launch with the first episodes from the first season, and new episodes for all three will be released each week up through the current, on-air seasons.
"As soon as the team saw Misfits, The Booth at the End and Whites, we knew that these shows would be a perfect addition to the high-quality premium TV programming offered on Hulu. Like the other exclusive content we've offered on the site, these shows are smart, unique and engaging," said Andy Forssell, SVP of Content Acquisition and Distribution for Hulu. "With this summer slate, not only are we offering TV fans a great schedule of top-notch new current season content, but we are also providing additional opportunities for our advertising partners to connect with key audiences through the summer season."About MisfitsProduced by
Clerkenwell Films for Channel 4 and distributed by BBC Worldwide.For fans of:
Heroes, Battlestar Galactica, Flash Forward, Warehouse 13, Caprica, Being HumanShow Page: http://www.hulu.com/misfits
Kelly (Lauren Socha), Nathan (Robert Sheehan), Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), Alisha (Antonia Thomas) and Simon (Iwan Rheon) are five unruly teenagers forced to do community service as payback for their crimes. But when a freak electrical storm hits their town, strange things begin to happen to them that are way out of their control. In fact, they have no idea that they've actually turned into superheroes, each with a power, a power they didn't choose or want - a power which reveals each of their deepest, darkest insecurities. But while they just want to finish their community service and get through the challenges of everyday teenage life - relationships, friendships, parents and sex - fate has another task in store for them: they must save their town from the evil that has descended upon it. If you think life's tough for your average superhero, it's even tougher when you've got a curfew.
Howard Overman, writer of Misfits, said, "I'm delighted that Hulu is premiering Misfits to an American audience. It's great to have the opportunity to reach new viewers through such an innovative and high-quality platform. Hulu feels like a perfect home for a smart, contemporary show like Misfits."