Hulu and Lionsgate Ready to Bring Us a Real Deadbeat
The horror genre is stronger on TV right now than it has ever been, with countless genre-themed shows doing incredible ratings. Horror shows are even showing up in less conventional places too. Next on tap - Hulu and Lionsgate are partnering to bring us "Deadbeat."
From the Press Release
Hulu and Lionsgate are teaming up for a new original series called “Deadbeat.” The 10-episode, half-hour series is about a “hapless but gifted male medium who helps New York’s ghosts settle their unfinished business.”
“Wilfred” writers Cody Heller and Brett Konner co-created the show, which will be executive produced by Troy Miller and his Dakota Pictures. Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Sarah Esberg from Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment are producers on the show.
“On behalf of the Hulu team, we are very proud to be working with Cody, Brett, Troy, and the talented executives of Lionsgate and Plan B on this uniquely funny and imaginative show,” Charlotte Koh, head of Development for Hulu, said in a statement. “'Deadbeat' is a welcome addition to our growing slate of smart, distinctive original programming.”
Production on the show will begin this fall, and it will be distributed via Hulu and Hulu Plus in 2014.
“We’re enjoying a wonderful collaboration with Hulu and all our creative partners on ‘Deadbeat,’” Kevin Beggs, President, Lionsgate Television Group, said in a statement. “This fun, edgy, and provocative series is a perfect fit for Hulu’s audience and an exciting expansion of Lionsgate’s programming across digital platforms.”
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