And the golden age of television horror continues as Variety is reporting that Hulu has acquired exclusive streaming rights to “Freakish,” a 10-episode horror series from AwesomenessTV set in a small-town high school.
The series is currently in production and slated to premiere on Hulu later this year. The show centers on a group of students who must fight for survival when predatory mutant freaks take over after a meltdown at the local chemical plant.
“Freakish” stars an ensemble cast that includes Hayes Grier, Leo Howard, Liza Koshy, Adam Hicks, Aislinn Paul, Tyler Chase, Meghan Rienks, and Melvin Gregg. Additional cast members include Chad L. Coleman, Mary Mouser, and social media influencer Chachi Gonzales.
“Our Gen Z audience craves binge-worthy, on-demand entertainment, which is why we’re excited to be in business with Hulu,” said Shelley Zimmerman, executive producer and head of scripted series for AwesomenessTV.
“Freakish” was created by Beth Szymkowski, who created and wrote AwesomenessTV’s first series, “Runaways.” The series is exec produced by AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins, Zimmerman, Szymkowski, Matt Lewis, and Chris Grismer (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals”) and produced by Scott Levine. The series pilot was written by Szymkowski and will be directed by Grismer.