Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 at 06:30 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The British show is heading to Hulu in March.
Hulu has announced a deal with All3Media International to secure the US streaming rights to 'National Treasure.' The four-part drama series comes Jack Thorne and Forge Entertainment, and originally premiered in the UK through Channel 4.
"We’re very pleased to sign such a significant deal with Hulu for The Forge and Channel 4’s National Treasure - our first ORIGINAL drama with this leading SVOD platform," said Sally Habbershaw, EVP, Sales & Co-productions USA for All3Media International. "This bold and poignant series - a compelling and thoroughly absorbing drama that explores the impact of historical assault charges on all sides of the courtroom - has received wide critical acclaim globally and Hulu is the right partner to ensure its success in the USA. Through Jack Thorne and Marc Munden’s writing and directing craft respectively - as well as career defining performances from an hugely impressive star-studded cast, National Treasure is a stand-out, significant drama."
Written by Jack Thorne (This is England '86, '88 and '90, Skins, The Last Panthers) and executive produced by George Faber (Shameless, Elizabeth I, The Shadow Line) and George Ormond (War and Peace, Silent Witness), National Treasure is a compelling and timely four-part serial drama examining the fallout that occurs when accusations of sexual misconduct are lodged against a fictional public figure, exploring their impact on the accused and those most closely associated with him as he is brought to trial. The series follows Paul Finchley, played by BAFTA-winner Robbie Coltrane (Harry Potter, Cracker, Tutti Frutti), as a bona fide "national treasure" and one half of a popular, long-running comedy double act. The famous comedian's world is thrown into chaos when he is accused of historic sexual abuse. BAFTA-winner Julie Walters (Harry Potter, Brooklyn, Brave, Mamma Mia, Billy Elliott, Educating Rita), Andrea Riseborough (Nocturnal Animals, Birdman, Oblivion) and Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill, Blackadder, Game of Thrones) also star.
The first season of 'National Treasure' will start streaming through Hulu on March 1, 2017. Other upcoming Hulu series include a reimagining of 'Foxy Brown' starring Meagan Good, 'The Handmaid's Tale' based on the novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood, and 'Future Man' from executive producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Matt Tolmach, and James Weaver.
A current Hulu subscription starts at $8 per month with commercials or $12 per month for ad-free playback. A Hulu live streaming platform is also planned to launch in early 2017 with content expected from Turner Networks, Fox, ABC, ESPN, FX, and the Disney Channel.
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