With Disney now having full control of Hulu, it’s time to prepare ourselves for a lot more original content.
Speaking with CNBC’s Julia Boorstin, Hulu CEO Randy Freer said that the company’s “investment in original programming will increase significantly.”
“When you look at the capacity inside of the Walt Disney Company to create content, the IP that’s there, the access we’ll have with that is, you know, terrific. We are going to be able to invest more and invest more upstream and find the best stories and the best creators to make shows for the company,” said Freer.
Currently, Hulu produces a few original programs including The Handmaid’s Tale, Catch 22, The Act, and more. We also know that two live-action Marvel shows are on the way – Ghost Rider and Helstrom – as well as four animated series, including Howard the Duck.
While the new content push may be kicking off with Marvel properties, thanks to the Disney acquisition of Fox, the House of Mouse has access to a metric ton of television IP now. It can spend the next few decades rebooting series without an issue.
Between Hulu and Disney+, it seems as though the Walt Disney Company is well prepared for all of the upcoming competiton such as the unnamed WarnerMedia service.
We can’t wait to see where all of this goes.