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‘A Court Of Thorns And Roses’ Series Based On Fantasy Books In Works At Hulu
I read these books and enjoyed them. Hope they do a good job
 

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Amanda Seyfried To Play Elizabeth Holmes In ‘The Dropout’ Hulu Limited Series About Disgraced Theranos Founder

Oscar nominee Amanda Seyfried is set to star as Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s The Dropout. She replaces Kate McKinnon who in February exited the limited drama series based on ABC News/ABC Radio’s podcast about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos.

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Naveen Andrews Joins Amanda Seyfried In ‘The Dropout’ Hulu Limited Series About Disgraced Theranos Founder
By Denise Petski

Lost alum Naveen Andrews is set as a lead opposite Amanda Seyfried in Hulu’s limited drama series The Dropout, based on ABC News/ABC Radio’s podcast about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos.

Andrews will play Sunny Balwani, Elizabeth Holmes’ business partner and secret boyfriend throughout the rise and fall of Theranos.

Elizabeth Holmes (Seyfried), the enigmatic Stanford dropout who founded medical testing start-up Theranos, was lauded as a Steve Jobs for the next tech generation. Once worth billions of dollars, the myth crumbled when it was revealed that none of the tech actually worked, putting thousands of people’s health in grave danger. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye?

 

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Michael Showalter To Direct & Executive Produce ‘The Dropout’ Hulu Limited Series
By Nellie Andreeva, Denise Petski

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) is set to direct multiple episodes of Hulu’s limited drama series The Dropout based on ABC News/ABC Radio’s podcast about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes. Showalter also will executive produce the series, from Disney Television Studios’ 20th Television and Searchlight, along with his Semi-Formal Productions producing partner Jordana Mollick.

The Dropout stars Amanda Seyfreid as Elizbeth Holmes, the enigmatic Stanford dropout who founded medical testing start-up Theranos, was lauded as a Steve Jobs for the next tech generation. Once worth billions of dollars, the myth crumbled when it was revealed that none of the tech actually worked, putting thousands of people’s health in grave danger. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye?

 

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‘The 1619 Project’ Docuseries From Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey & Pulitzer Prize Winner Nikole Hannah-Jones Lands At Hulu
By Alexandra Del Rosario

A docuseries based on 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones’ and The New York Times expansive The 1619 Project is headed to Hulu.

The first product of Lionsgate’s collaboration with The New York Times, Winfrey’s Harpo Films and Hannah-Jones, the series will follow the The 1619 Project, an ongoing series that connects the centrality of slavery in history with an unflinching account of brutal racism that endures in so many aspects of American life today. The 1619 Project was launched in August 2019 on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the English colonies that would become the United States. It examines the legacy of slavery in America and how it shaped nearly all aspects of society, from music and law to education and the arts, and including the principles of our democracy itself.

Peabody winner and Emmy nominee Shoshana Guy will serve as showrunner and Oscar-winning Music by Prudence director Roger Ross Williams will direct the first episode, produce and oversee the Hulu series.

The 1619 Project docuseries stems from the partnership among Lionsgate, Winfrey, Hannah-Jones and The New York Times to develop the 2019 journalistic endeavor into an expansive portfolio of films, television series and documentaries, unscripted programming and other forms of entertainment.

Williams produces under his One Story Up banner with producing partner and co-executive producer Geoff Martz in collaboration with Lionsgate Television, The New York Times and Winfrey’s Harpo Films. Winfrey serves as a producer with Hannah-Jones. Caitlin Roper and Kathleen Lingo also executive produce for The New York Times.

The 1619 Project is an essential reframing of American history,” said Williams. “Our most cherished ideals and achievements cannot be understood without acknowledging both systemic racism and the contributions of Black Americans. And this isn’t just about the past — Black people are still fighting against both the legacy of this racism and its current incarnation. I am thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to work with The New York Times, Lionsgate Television, Harpo Films and Hulu to translate the incredibly important The 1619 Project into a documentary series.”

Said Hannah-Jones: “I could not ask for a more gifted and committed storyteller to entrust The 1619 Project to than Roger Ross Williams. I have long admired the impact and authenticity of his filmmaking, and the fact that we’re working with Disney and Hulu aligns with our vision of partnering with the world’s greatest Black storytellers to bring this project to a global audience.”

Winfrey added: “We worked hard to get everything right with our first offering. Adding the reach of Disney and its powerful brand to our collaboration, launching on a great premium platform like Hulu, and bringing together the creative resources of our friends at Lionsgate and The New York Times to support Nikole Hannah-Jones’ narrative and Roger Ross Williams’ vision is the perfect start to our partnership.”

Said Tara Duncan, leader of Disney General Entertainment Content’s BIPOC Creator Initiative: “The 1619 Project is a revelatory master class in the power of history. Nikole Hannah-Jones’ extraordinary work speaks to contemporary America and reveals how our past is ever present, but more importantly, why engaging in a much-needed dialogue about our origins has the power to create healing and a meaningful positive impact on our collective future. It’s an honor to join forces with Nikole, the enormously gifted Roger Ross Williams, Oprah Winfrey and our partners at Lionsgate and The New York Times to bring this new chapter of ‘The 1619 Project’ to life.”

 

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‘Sex Appeal’: Margaret Cho, Skai Jackson, Paris Jackson & More Join Hulu Comedy From American High
By Amanda N'Duka

Emmy nominee Margaret Cho (30 Rock, Law & Order SVU), Fortune Feimster (Yes Day, The Netflix Afterparty), Skai Jackson (Jessie), Rebecca Henderson (Russian Doll), and Paris Jackson (******, Lee Daniels’ Star) have rounded out the cast of Sex Appeal, the latest collaboration between Hulu and American High.

The new additions are joining previously announced leads Mika Abdalla and Jake Short in the YA rom-com, which is being directed by Talia Osteen. Written by Tate Hanyok, the plot follows Avery Hansen-White, who doesn’t do things she isn’t excellent at. So when her long-distance boyfriend hints at wanting to take their relationship to the next level at the upcoming STEM conference (“nerd prom”), she sets out to master her sexuality. In this hilarious teen comedy, Avery begins to study the mechanics of love and realizes that relationships require less science and more heart.

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Hulu Introduces ‘One Hulu’ Redesign And Marketing Campaign Aimed At Putting Disney Service At Center Of Streaming

In a bid to stand out in a crowded streaming landscape, one of the pioneers has refreshed its design and the way it invites viewers and advertisers to engage with it...Hulu, long a joint venture among multiple media companies but controlled by Disney since 2019, said it was ushering in “One Hulu” a new “cross functional design system.”...the effort will be promoted in a new set of TV and online ads as well as in outdoor and mobile ad venues...


 

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‘Pam & Tommy’: Nick Offerman Joins Hulu Limited Series

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Nick Offerman has been tapped to co-star opposite Lily James, Sebastian Stan and Seth Rogen in Pam & Tommy, Hulu’s limited series based on the true story behind the release of the first ever viral video in history — the sex tape of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.

In the Anapurna-produced project, which stars James and Stan as the famous celebrity couple, Offerman will play Uncle Miltie. Big and burly, this legendary prolific porn impresario brings his larger-than-life stature into the workplace to keep things lively and real. “The money guy,” Uncle Miltie helps Rand (Seth Rogen) distribute the sex tape. A borderline sociopath, he treads along a line between humorous and horrific.

Pam & Tommy was written by Rob Siegel and will be directed by Craig Gillespie. The two executive produce the series with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver and Alex McAtee via Point Grey; James Franco, Dave Franco and Vince Jolivette via Ramona; Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle and Ali Krug via Anapurna as well as DV DeVincentis, Chip Vucelich, Dylan Sellers and Sarah Gubbins.

Parks and Recreation alum Offerman recently co-starred on FX on Hulu’s limited series Devs and is member of the voice cast for new Fox animated series The Great North. He is repped by UTA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

 

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I've been getting a kick out of the TBS series "People of Earth" which is now on Hulu, both seasons. Spotted a familiar face there: Alice Wetterlund who plays Darcy on "Resident Alien".
 

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I've been getting a kick out of the TBS series "People of Earth" which is now on Hulu, both seasons. Spotted a familiar face there: Alice Wetterlund who plays Darcy on "Resident Alien".
For some reason it never dawned on me she was in that too!
 

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The Story of Billie Holiday & Strange Fruit | United States vs. Billie Holliday | Hulu Original

 
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