Hulu Reaches Content Deal For FX Original Series

OTT Service To Stream Seasons Of `Tyrant,' `The Strain,' `Married'
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Hulu will stream past seasons of several FX Networks series as part of a major distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, the over-the-top streaming service announced Thursday.

The deal includes streaming access to the FX Productions-produced freshman seasons of such  FX original series as The Strain (pictured), Tyrant Married, and You’re the Worst, which will become available exclusively to Hulu Plus subscribers in advance of their second season premieres. Subsequent seasons of the shows will also be featured exclusively on Hulu, said company officials.

Current season FX Networks series will remain available via the FXNOW app to authenticated subscribers, said FX.

Future FX Networks’ series that will be exclusive to Hulu in the SVOD window include the comedy series Man Seeking Woman,The Comedians, Sex&Drugs&Rock&RollTaboo and Baskets, said Hulu officials.

“Our new partnership with Hulu is a milestone that we have been building toward for the past decade,” said Eric Schrier, president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “This landmark deal speaks to the quality of the FX roster of original series as well as the importance and growth of our in-house production unit FXP.  This partnership is an integral component to our future and will allow us to continue to expand our original programming offerings.”