Disney’s High Fidelity TV series is heading to Hulu.
The 10-episode show is inspired by the film from 2000, directed by Stephen Frears. Starring John Cusack and Jack Black, the movie follows a record store veteran whose poor track record with women leads him to count down through his top five past relationships.
Starring Zoe Kravitz, the new series reboots that concept – based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel – from a female perspective, with Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka writing the script and Midnight Radio and ABC Signature producing. While it began as a family-friendly take on an adult movie, though, firmly within Disney+’s target subscription audience, the series has developed into something more mature than expected. Fortunately for Disney, its recent $17 billion acquisition of Fox has given the House of Mouse a controlling 60 per cent stake in Hulu, which makes it an ideal home for its more grown-up fare.
The move is thought to be more of a one-off, though, than a regular occurrence or an ongoing habit of integrating the two platforms. Indeed, Disney+ made no mention of Hulu in its official launch this week, which saw Disney unveil its plans for a colossal streaming service, including MCU movies and Star Wars favourites, as well as a new series spun off from the blockbusting space saga and every episode of The Simpsons.
“Developing High Fidelity with Zoe, Veronica, Sarah and the team at Midnight Radio has been incredibly exciting and we want to ensure they are able to make the show they are envisioning as Disney+ is dedicated to supporting our creative partners,” said Agnes Chu, SVP, Content, Disney+, Add to Watchlist