It looks like things are coming together rather quickly after today’s announcement made by Comcast and The Walt Disney Company that Disney would now assume the controlling interest in Hulu. As Comcast plans to sell it’s 33% stake in the streaming service to Disney which could be a least $5.8 billion.
We have some interesting Hulu updates to share as during a conference Q&A today, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that Disney plans to with FX to create “new content” for Hulu.
Disney will work with FX to create new content for Hulu. $DIS
— Attractions Magazine (@Attractions) May 14, 2019
However, Iger didn’t give specifics or what to expect with what those shows could be and if they might be connected to Fox film properties (mature oriented) or not as we’ve seen Disney+ take advantage of the Disney IP developing shows set in the Star Wars universe and MCU.
Some of the programming FX is known for which lands more into the mature content category includes Fargo, Legion, What We Do In The Shadows, Atlanta, American Horror Story, The Americans, Archer, American Crime Story, Baskets, Sons of Anarchy, It’s Always Sunny In Philadephia, Justified, The Strain, and Better Things. Which gives you an idea of what sort of shows FX would be expected to provide to Hulu in the future.
This new collaboration between FX and Hulu was reaffirmed today by FX Network president John Landgraf, who said via IndieWire that FX “belongs on Hulu” suggesting that Disney+ really wasn’t the place for the kind of television they produce given the family-friendly nature of that service.
“I don’t think FX belongs on Disney+ at all,” FX chief John Landgraf told reporters Tuesday during a conference call prelude to Disney’s upfronts presentation.
But looking at the future, ultimately, Landgraf said, FX “belongs on Hulu.”
It certainly sounds like FX/Hulu partnership will give Disney a leg-up on the mature content market.
SOURCE: ATTRACTIONS MAGAZINE & INDIE WIRE