Hulu Lands Streaming Rights to 'Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter' Roundtable Series
More than 30 episodes of the SundanceTV show featuring A-list talent in exclusive conversations are now available to watch on the platform.
The Hollywood Reporter and SundanceTV’s original series Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter is headed to Hulu.
The Daytime Emmy-nominated series features candid roundtable discussions with actors, actresses, directors, writers, producers and cinematographers from the industry’s most acclaimed films and television shows. THR editorial director Matthew Belloni, executive editor Stephen Galloway and executive television editor Lacey Rose moderate each roundtable discussion, staged in conjunction with the film and TV awards seasons.
"Fans of the roundtables often ask how they can catch up on episodes they missed, so we’re thrilled that Hulu is providing the opportunity for millions of subscribers to watch and join the conversation,” said Belloni.
More than 30 episodes of Close Up are now available to stream on Hulu, with roundtables including discussions with Golden Globe-, Emmy- and Academy Award-caliber stars such as Sterling K. Brown, Emma Stone, Christopher Nolan, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Allison Janney, Mahershala Ali, Barry Jenkins and Elisabeth Moss.
Close Up will continue to air original episodes on SundanceTV. The second half of the show's third season will conclude on March 4 with a live roundtable event with Armie Hammer, Robert Pattinson, Margot Robbie, Diane Krueger, Bryan Cranston and Octavia Spencer. The discussion was filmed in front of a studio audience of Hollywood insiders for the first time. Episodes will be added to Hulu the day after their original airdate.
The new deal with Hulu marks the latest milestone in THR’s expansion into video, already having garnered 533 million cross-platform views in 2017 (up from 222 million in 2016). THR is also developing TV projects including the recently announced scripted Angelyne limited series, inspired by THR's investigative feature on the Los Angeles billboard diva and executive produced by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail.
Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter is executive produced by Belloni, Galloway, Jennifer Laski and Rose and produced by Stephanie Fischette, as well as SundanceTV’s Paul Haddad. The series is now available on TV in five international markets — Africa, Andorra, Australia, France and Spain.