Casual to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in UK
Ivan Radford | On 29, Apr 2016
Casual is coming to UK TV this spring, courtesy of Amazon Prime Video.
The streaming service has snapped up the exclusive UK rights to Hulu’s original comedy series, which stars Michaela Watkins and Tommy Dewey.
Exec Produced by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) and created by Zander Lehmann, the show follows what happens when bachelor and dating-app creator Alex (Tommy Dewey, The Mindy Project) and his newly divorced psychologist sister Valerie (Michaela Watkins, New Girl) live under one roof again. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating (online and off) while raising Valerie’s teenage daughter, Laura (Tara Lynne Barr, Acquarius).
All 10 episodes of Season 1 will be available for unlimited streaming and download from Sunday 1st May, with the 13-episode Season 2 premiering this summer, following its US release on 7th June.
Update: Season 2 will begin with a double-bill of Episode 1 and 2 on 8th June 2016.
The announcement joins a string of US shows exclusively airing on Amazon Prime Video in the UK this month, including Season 3 of TURN: Washington’s Spies and Season 2 of Outlander.
“We’re committed to bringing the best possible selection of TV shows and movies to Prime members in the UK and Casual is a great addition to our growing line-up,” says Jay Marine, VP Amazon Prime Video EU. “Along with our critically acclaimed first run exclusive shows like the Golden Globe winning Mr Robot and time-travel hit Outlander, the seriously funny Casual complements our offering of Amazon Original comedies like Mozart in the Jungle and BAFTA-nominated Transparent.”
Amazon Prime Video costs £5.99 a month, with no contract, or is included as part of a full Amazon Prime membership, which costs £79 a year. For more information, see our guide explaining how Amazon Prime Video works – or for what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video in June, click here.