February 02, 2012 11:52am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Hulu Launching Mocumentary Series From 'Sex and the City,' 'Mad Men' Duo
Hulu is making good on its vow to push into original content.
The streaming video service on Thursday announced Paul the Male Matchmaker, an original mocumentary series from Sex and the City's Liz Tuccillo and Mad Men's Paul Bartholomew.
The 10-episode series, from Warner Bros. Television Group's Studio 2.0, revolves around a hopeless male matchmaker who has little to no affection for women but is determined to help them find a soul mate.
Bartholomew (whose credits include episodes of Mad Men, Eastwick and ER) will star as Paul in the series, set to launch Monday, Feb. 13 exclusively on Hulu. Guests slated to pop up on Matchmaker include Janeane Garofalo, House's Lisa Edelstein, Arrested Development's Tony Hale, True Blood's Sam Trammell and Jonathan Silverman, among others.
The announcement comes two weeks after Hulu announced plans for its first original scripted entry with Battleground, a drama series set in the world of political campaigns from 500 Days of Summer's Marc Webb and actor-turned-director JD Walsh.
"We’ve developed a lot of relationships with great content owners and we see stories that aren’t getting told because they haven’t found a home for whatever reason," Hulu senior vice president of content Andy Forssell told The Hollywood Reporter of his inspiration for original content.
Watch the trailer on Hulu.