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Hulu has more than double the episodes offered on any streaming service

Charmaine Blake

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Emmys and Golden Globes are lovely, but Hulu measures its success the old fashioned way: numbers. A press release from the company shared Tuesday morning revealed that Hulu reached a landmark 17 million subscribers in 2017 in a 40 percent increase over the previous year.

It’s hard to pinpoint what drew in the five million new subscribers; was it the critically acclaimed Handmaid’s Tale, which swept the Emmys and dominated conversations for its 10-episode run? Was it the growing library of beloved TV shows from years past (many of which used to be on Netflix)? Was it the live TV service launched in May? Or was it the fact that Hulu remains one of the primary on-demand streaming destinations for viewers to catch up on their favorite shows the day after a new episode airs – particularly with popular shows like Will & Grace, Black-ish, and This Is Us.

Notably, the average age of a Hulu subscriber is 31 – that’s significantly younger than the broadcast TV equivalent, which is 55, and fits neatly into the coveted 18-34 demographic that television execs target.

In December, Disney acquired 21st Century Fox and became a majority shareholder of Hulu, which made the streaming service even more formidable as compared with its de facto rival, Netflix (Disney-owned Lost made the switch from Netflix to Hulu over the course of one night on Jan. 4).

“2017 was a momentous year for Hulu. We took several major steps to become a 21st century direct-to-consumer media company, evolving into both an aggressive SVOD business and a formidable new live TV provider,” Hulu CEO Randy Freer said in the release. “The year ahead is going to be even bigger, as the company invests more in content – live, library and original – as well as technology and data to make Hulu the leading pay TV choice for consumers.”

Read more: http://mashable.com/2018/01/09/hulu-17-million-subscribers-2017/

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‘The Romanoffs’ trailer stars so many familiar faces: Watch

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The Romanov royal family is probably best known at this point for being executed while imprisoned during the Russian revolution in 1918. But nowadays everyone likes to claim they’re a relative, according to this trailer for The Romanoffs.

The new show, spearheaded by Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, features a really, really big cast of people including Mad Men stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery. The show will tell eight stories of potential Romanov relatives and the people around them, with characters spanning multiple continents. Undoubtedly there will be some crossover at some point, which sound a little Game of Thrones-y in setup.

The Romanoffs spins onto Amazon Prime Video Oct. 12.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/08/14/the-romanoffs-trailer/

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Chris Rock is set to star in ‘Fargo’ Season 4, premiering in 2019

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Madison McGaw/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9702548b) Chris Rock Governors Ball, Day 3, New York, USA – 03 Jun 2018

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“Fargo has Chris Rock booked to star in its upcoming fourth season, but that’s not even the exciting part.

Season 4 of the time-hopping anthology series shifts the setting to the seedy underbelly of Kansas City, Missouri during the 1950s. Rock is set to play the head of an African-American crime family who takes on an unusual challenge.

In a bid to foster peace between Rock’s crew and a rival Italian syndicate, the leaders of the two factions hash out a deal: They’ll swap sons. To keep the peace, Rock and his Italian counterpart trade their eldest sons with each intending to raise the child as their own.

The unusual situation takes an unexpected turn when the Italian mob boss dies on the operating table during a routine surgery. What happens from there will remain a mystery for now, but unnamed FX execs described Season 4 as a story of “immigration and assimilation and the things we do for money” at the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday (h/t Variety).

Rock, a self-professed Fargo fan, said that he “can’t wait to work with [showrunner Noah Hawley].”

The fourth season of Fargo is set to start shooting sometime in 2019, with the Season 4 premiere expected to arrive at a later point in the same year……………”

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First ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’ teaser is absolutely world-ending

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Calling all nightmare collectors and scream queens. It is time to reconvene—American Horror Story: Apocalypse is nearly upon us.

If you still have the resounding failure that was AHS: Cult freshly seared into memory, you may be hesitant to check back into Ryan Murphy’s hellscape anthology. Luckily, the first teaser for Season 8 features a promising return to the dark and twisty… minus the Cheetos.

Per tradition, the teaser doesn’t reveal much beyond the established apocalyptic theme. However, the overall atmosphere, graphics, and anachronistic soundtrack are giving strong Murder House vibes. And that makes sense considering the confirmed Murder House and Coven crossover set to unfold this season.

With the return of series’ favorite Jessica Lange announced late last week, the horror narrative’s inaugural foray into a single universe seems primed to dazzle. But AHS fans have been burned before… In the words of the illustrious Constance Langdon, “Don’t make me kill you again.”

American Horror Story: Apocalypse premieres Wednesday, September 12 on FX.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/08/06/american-horror-story-apocalypse-teaser-1/

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