A new deal between French film production company StudioCanal and Hulu means more foreign-language content is coming to the American streaming service.
According to Deadline Hollywood, Hulu worked out a deal with StudioCanal to offer two of the studio’s TV series on the service: Below The Surface and Midnight Sun. Both series are highly-rated crime dramas.
Below The Surface is a crime thriller focusing on 15 people trapped in a subway station by a terrorist group. The show takes place over the course over of 8 days as a counter-terrorist task force attempts to descend into the subway station to successfully extract the hostages.
Midnight Sun stars Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actor Gustaf Hammarsten and French actress Leïla Bekhti. The duo work together to solve a series of murder mysteries taking place in a remote Swedish mining town. All 8 episodes of the first season will be on Hulu.
Hulu also has another StudioCanal title lined up before the end of the year. StudioCanal series Trust Me, a 4-episode drama miniseries. The show centers on a nurse who, after getting fired from her job, steals the identity of a doctor friend in order to provide for her daughter.
The addition of StudioCanal content is part of Hulu’s $2.5 billion content spending this year, which has included content from other foreign studios.. Already available through the service are TV shows and movies from various studios outside the U.S., including Sky and the BBC.
Hulu is also extending itself beyond foreign content to more interesting content providers, including eSports. The service secured an ESL (originally Electronic Sports League) produced TV series, Defining Moments, that premieres on December 8.
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