NewFronts: Hulu Strikes Exclusive Deal With AMC For 'The Walking Dead' Spinoff
'Fear the Walking Dead' will make its exclusive streaming home on Hulu in a deal with AMC Networks that also includes IFC, BBC America and Sundance TV.
Zombies are headed to Hulu.
The streamer has nabbed exclusive SVOD rights to the spinoff to The Walking Dead. Under the multi-year deal with AMC Networks, Hulu will become the new streaming home to Fear the Walking Dead, programming chief Craig Erwich announced on stage at the streamer's NewFront presentation in New York on Wednesday morning.
The deal also gives Hulu exclusive SVOD rights to new and upcoming scripted programming from AMC, IFC, BBC America, Sundance TV and WEtv. That means a significant number of films from IFC will find a home on Hulu. Full seasons of future series produced by AMC Networks will also be available to stream exclusively on Hulu following their network season runs.
"We believe in the combination of compelling content and technology to engage audiences and deliver viewers back to the linear television experience," said AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll. "We are excited about this new partnership with Hulu, a growing company that has created a network-branded environment for content in a highly competitive space."
Fear the Walking Dead, which was first announced in March, will be set in Los Angeles and follows Sean Cabrera (Cliff Curtis) as a teacher who shares a son with his his ex-wife. Kim Dickens (Sons of Anarchy) stars as a guidance counselor who works at Sean's school and is seeing him romantically.
The series, which will be a standalone, follows the huge success of The Walking Dead on AMC. TV's highest rated show nabbed 15.8 million viewers for its season finale in March.