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Here’s how much ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ helped Hulu’s subscriber base

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The Handmaid’s Tale swept the Emmys—and it also helped expand Hulu‘s subscriber base.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming platform’s daily subscribers have gone up 98 percent since March, a month before The Handmaid’s Tale debuted. In the last six months, Hulu broke records for daily sign-ups seven times.

The series, adapted from Margaret Atwood’s novel, got people talking and subscribing, but it also started a “conversation about everything else that is on Hulu,” said Ben Smith, Hulu’s head of experience. Over the last six months, Hulu has rolled out Live TV, a subscription bundle for students, picked up Bob’s Burgers and Futurama, and is set to air shows from the classic TGIF lineup.

The streamer still hasn’t matched Netflix’s numbers and declined to say how many subscribers it signed up over the last six months. But keeping engagement up will be key as Hulu tries to find its next hit series. Two with potential: The First from former House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon, and Stephen King-J.J. Abrams thriller Castle Rock.

H/T The Hollywood Reporter 

Read more: https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/handmaids-tale-hulu-subscribers/

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‘Claws’ is the juiciest summer drama you aren’t watching

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“Claws is one of three excellent shows returning in the next week, in which the leading women are on a quest to empower themselves. Unlike HBO’s award-winning Big Little Lies or FX’s acclaimed Pose, however, this one will air relatively inconspicuously.

It’s a shame, because TNT’s boisterous crime drama retains the kooky vibe it’s hoisted itself on for the past two years.

Everything about Claws is unapologetically loud, from the storylines to the costumes to the dialogue to, obviously, the on-brand nails. It doesn’t hold back from its unconventional premise: Five manicurists run a salon in the trashy city of Palmetto, Florida, that’s actually a front to launder money for the local drug lord………………….”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/claws-season-3-review/

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Black Mirror Season 5 – 3 Trailers

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“Black Mirror‘s fifth season is closer than we’re ready for, and three new trailers for each episode only confirm it.

As expected, we get curious new technology (including a robot modeled after Miley Cyrus) and witness its influence on human behavior, whether it’s a couple trying to get pregnant or a driver determined to fix society.

For the episode teasers and Netflix’s one-line descriptions, read on.

“Smithereens”

A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.

Cast: Andrew Scott, Damson Idris, Topher Grace

“Rachel, Jack and Ashley, too”

A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favorite pop star – whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy it appears…”

Cast: Miley Cyrus, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport

“Striking Vipers”

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Years & Years – HBO Trailer

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Years & Years premieres June 24 on HBO. Created by Russell T. Davies and starring Emma Thompson, Anne Reid and Rory Kinnear, Years & Years is an epic saga that takes an ordinary family and catapults them through the next 15 years. As society changes, faster than ever, the Lyons will experience everything we hope for in the future, and everything we fear. They’ll fall in and out of love, and grow old, fall apart and come back together, while constantly looking forward.

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