LOS ANGELES (August 3, 2011) — Hulu’s first long-form original show debuts this summer with “A Day in the Life,” a documentary series with six, half-hour episodes by acclaimed filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me,” “Greatest Movie Ever Sold,” “30 Days”). In “A Day in the Life,” Spurlock presents an intimate, first-hand account of a complete day in the lives of fascinating people. The series will premiere with jet-setting entrepreneur Richard Branson. New episodes featuring rapper and songwriter will.i.am, comedian Russell Peters, musician Girl Talk and others will roll out on Hulu and the Hulu Plus subscription service every Wednesday, beginning August 17. Spurlock will be producing through his production company Warrior Poets with his producing partner, Jeremy Chilnick.
“As a filmmaker, I am always looking for new and exciting ways to reach an audience and to tell stories. When the opportunity to create an original doc series with Hulu presented itself, I jumped at the chance. Hulu has become such an important outlet for content creators and a real destination for fans. They’re not afraid to take risks and they’ve been an amazing distribution partner on all our films,” said show creator Morgan Spurlock. “I can’t think of a better environment to share ‘A Day in the Life’ stories with millions of people.”
The premiere of “A Day in the Life” launches a new Hulu initiative designed to support creatively and financially the work of independent storytellers. In addition, Hulu is also able to offer an on-demand distribution channel that allows its original TV shows to connect with specific audiences.
“Hulu is always investing in smart, high-quality content that will continue to attract the key consumer audiences,” said Andy Forssell, SVP of Content Acquisition and Distribution. “We are being extremely deliberate and precise in targeting original content that would not find a natural home on traditional distribution outlets. ‘A Day in the Life’ is a great example of the kind of content we will be providing as part of our original programming on Hulu.”
To view “A Day in the Life” on Hulu and Hulu Plus, visit: http://www.hulu.com/a-day-in-the-life.
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