Over the last couple of years we’ve gradually seen the competition for original Web streaming content grow. Netflix and its creations are a prime example, it backed House of Cards which turned out to be a major hit, bagging 14 Emmy nominations. Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black is doing well too. Amazon is also creating original content, it recently released a handful of pilots and allowed users to vote which of them they would want to be turned into a series. Hulu, another online video streaming service, announced today that it has teamed up Lionsgate Television to produce a new 10 episode series called Deadbeat.
Lionsgate Television is the studio behind hits such as Nurse Jackie and Mad Men, it plans to distribute the series internationally once it releases. The series is a comedy about a medium who helps ghosts in New York, it is scheduled for Hulu’s 2014 lineup. Deadbeat has been created by Cody Heller and Brett Konner of The Inbetweeners fame. The director’s chair will be occupied by Troy Miller, known for his work on Flight of the Conchords and Arrested Development, which Netflix picked up for a fourth season. Deadbeat is expected to go in production this fall, it will become available on Hulu and Hulu Plus in the U.S. next year.
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