Hulu Orders Pilots for Genre Shows Citizen and When the Street Lights Go On


Horror on the small screen is more popular and prevalent today than ever before, and streaming service Hulu is about to dip their toes into the genre pool. They’ve just ordered pilots for two brand new shows with ties to the world of horror, so read on for the first details!

Per Variety, “Citizen” comes from Me and Earl and the Dying Girl director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and “Blood and Oil” duo Josh Pate and Nicholas Schutt. Gomez-Rejon, Pate and Schutt created the concept and will pen the script as well as exec produce alongside Anonymous Content’s David Kanter, Matt DeRossand Steve Golin.

From Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, the drama is described as a fresh take on the hero origin story. It blends elements of magical realism and gritty vigilantism and is set against the backdrop of a vibrant, “supernaturalized” Los Angeles.

Also from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, “When the Street Lights Go On” is based on the Black List feature script from writers Chris Hutton and Eddie O’Keefe. The coming-of-age thriller is about a sleepy, suburban town that is rocked by the brutal murder of a high school girl and her teacher in the summer of 1983.

Brett Morgen will direct the pilot episode and will serve as exec producer alongside Hutton and O’Keefe. Anonymous’ Chad Hamilton, Tariq Merhab, Michael Sugar and Steve Golin will also exec produce.




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