Hulu Bows ‘The Wrong Mans’ Original Series11 Nov, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Hulu offering episode one free to PS3, PS4 users through Nov. 26
Hulu Nov. 11 launched original series “The Wrong Mans” — co-produced with the BBC Worldwide Americas — on Hulu and subscription video-on-demand service Hulu Plus.
The British comedic thriller, which is currently airing overseas, is created by and starring Tony Award winner James Corden (“Gavin and Stacey”) and Mathew Baynton (“Spy”), directed and produced by Jim Field Smith (“Episodes”).
Hulu Plus subscribers can watch all six episodes immediately, while viewers of ad-supported Hulu can watch the initial two episodes, with future episodes rolling out on successive Mondays.
In a blog post, Corden and Baynton discus inspiration for the series, and disclose the existence of a seventh episode, “The Right Man,” which is attached.
Hulu, which is co-owned by The Walt Disney Co., 21st Century Fox and Comcast, has received $700 million in new funding from its corporate parents.
As a special offer for PlayStation 3 and PS4 users, through Nov. 26, episode one of “The Wrong Mans” will be available for free with no subscription required.
With little fanfare (compared to Netflix), Hulu in less than two years has distributed 20 Hulu Original and exclusive series, including the fifth and final season of its first hit show "Misfits"; acclaimed international shows like "Moone Boy," "Braquo" and "Prisoners of War"; and breakthrough teen drama "East Los High," featuring the first all-Latino cast in an English-language series.
For 2014, Hulu has begun production on its first co-production with Lionsgate, "Deadbeat" a supernatural comedy starring Tyler Labine and Cat Deeley, co-created and written by Brett Konner and Cody Heller ("Wilfred") and Troy Miller ("Flight of the Conchords," "Arrested Development"). Hulu also recently announced the second season of "The Awesomes" by Seth Meyers and Michael Shoemaker, and the second season of Western procedural comedy "Quick Draw," co-created and executive produced by Nancy Hower and John Lehr ("10 Items or Less"), and co-executive produced by Keith Raskin (“Key & Peele,” “The League”).