Netflix has proven that fans love bite-sized morsels of horror with ‘Black Mirror’ and now Hulu wants to get in on the action by inking a deal with Blumhouse TV. The production company has brought us a slew of lower budget smash hit films such as ‘Get Out‘, ‘Split‘, and ‘Insidious‘ and is already getting into television with a show based on their smash hit ‘The Purge‘. It is unclear how this creative style will be applied to the small screen but their plan is to release a new episode once a month in a format that differs from the more popular weekly or even binge all at once format that everyone loves. We’ll see how that decision pans out for the network and studio.
According to Hulu chief content officer Joel Stillerman:
“If there’s been one guiding principal that is in place from the day I walked in the door, I wanted to look at that Hulu logo and remember that making TV for an over-the-top SVOD platform, if it isn’t today, is going to be a very different proposition than the approach to making television for what is still the majority of the landscape. I wanted to focus on this question of what does it mean to make television for a place like Hulu.”
While we all know that the streaming service is looking to continue to produce original content to draw in new viewers and keep current ones, Stillerman continues on by stating that this series is for the horror fans already out there:
“At the heart of the deal is an extremely passionate audience and an extremely activateable audience in terms of horror. It’s not even the larger bucket of ‘genre.’ I would say this falls squarely into the horror bucket. And it’s brought to us by, I would say in many ways that would be hard to argue, the consummate producers in that genre today.”
There is no cast or crew attached to the series at this point. I suspect we’ll be hearing more in the upcoming months as production will need to kick off sooner than later if they want to get the first episode off into pre-production with plenty of time to have it fine-tuned for this October.
Are you looking forward to another horror anthology series? Do you think that the idea of getting a single episode once a month will help draw you in or have you more annoyed with the show than anything? Share your thoughts below!