2:00pm PT by Natalie Jarvey
Hulu Orders 'Vice Investigates' Documentary Series
Hulu has revealed further details about its upcoming documentary series with Vice News.
The streamer has ordered 10 episodes of Vice Investigates, which will feature stories about issues defining today's culture. The series, which will roll out over the course of several months, is expected to offer an immersive look at such topics as the geopolitical divide between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the human side of K-pop stars and the experiences of intersex and transgender athletes.
Vice Investigates has been in the works for several months following HBO's cancellation of newsmagazine Vice at the end of 2018. Showtime later announced it was reviving the show. Meanwhile, Vice New Tonight, which was canceled by HBO over the summer, is returning on Viceland, meaning that the Nancy Dubuc-led media organization will have three unscripted shows on three separate cable and streaming networks.
Hulu will release the first three episodes of Vice Investigates on Nov. 1, and it will release subsequent installments monthly beginning in December. The first three episodes will focus on the Amazon fire, Russia's fight against hip-hop and the divisions in the Middle East. Vice co-founder and former CEO Shane Smith is expected to appear in the third episode, "A Middle East Divided," which will feature an interview with Jared Kushner.
Vice Investigates, led by executive producer and showrunner Subrata De and co-executive producer Beverly Chase, joins a slate of unscripted projects at Hulu that include the FX series The Weekly and the documentaries Minding the Gap, Fyre Fraud and Ask Dr. Ruth.