Hulu Acquires 'Find Me in Paris' For U.S. (Exclusive)

Courtesy of Cottonwood Media
'Find Me in Paris'

The streamer has nabbed the rights to Cottonwood and ZDF's tween dance drama.

Find Me in Paris will be found on Hulu in the U.S.

The streaming giant acquired the English-language dance drama produced by France's Cottonwood Media, the sister-company youth arm of Marseille producer Federation Entertainament, and Germany’s ZDF.

The tween-targeted drama is the first TV series to film inside Paris’ legendary Opera Garnier. The location is not only central to the story, but the opera house creative teams will be integral to the production and will assist on both costume design and choreography as well as feature its dancers. And with a budget of $12.5 million (€11 million), it aims to bring premium drama production values to a younger audience.

The half-hour drama is set to be “exciting and romantic” with a time-travel love triangle. Paris centers around a budding ballerina who jumps from 1905 to present day where she becomes involved with an underground hip hop crew. As she begins to develop ties to the modern world she is forced to choose between time periods and find out where — and when — her loyalties lie.

“We are delighted to start a new relationship with Hulu, which has been so original and distinctive in its programming choices. We are confident that Find Me in Paris will be a part of Hulu’s explosive growth in the SVOD industry, while also finding the perfect place to connect with and inspire American kids,” said Cottonwood Media president David Michel.

Paris comes from creators and executive producers Jill Girling and Lori Mather Welch, the duo behind Nickelodeon’s RIDE. It’s produced by Cottonwood’s Michel, Zoe Carrera Allaix and Cecile Lauritano and Federation’s Pascal Breton.

The show pre-sold to France, Australia, Belgium and Italy at MIPTV.

Find Me in Paris starts shooting in mid-July for six months.