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Hulu, BBC to Co-Produce Political Comedy

18 Jul, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey

Hulu has partnered with BBC Worldwide to co-produce the fourth season of the British political comedy “The Thick of It,” and Hulu and Hulu Plus will be the exclusive home to the first three seasons in the United States starting July 29.

The agreement will also have Hulu hosting two specials released between seasons.

“I very quickly became obsessed with this show, and it is exactly the kind of show Hulu viewers will love,” said Hulu SVP of content Andy Forssell. “We’re really excited to give U.S. audiences a chance to catch up with all previous episodes, and as series co-producers for season four, we are proud to make full seasons of this distinctive and smart show available exclusively to Hulu viewers.”

The BBC in-house production takes a satirical look inside the British government.

“We are excited to have partnered with Hulu for the co-production of the fourth season of ‘The Thick of It’ and to make the entire show available to their users,” said Matt Forde, BBC Worldwide Americas EVP of sales and co-productions. “With the hilarious satirical storylines, the series is ideal for Hulu’s audience which enjoys cutting-edge comedy television.”

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