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Comcast Flex adding Hulu in next few weeks

Speaking today at a Morgan Stanley investor conference, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said Hulu was on its way to join other Flex-supported streaming apps including Netflix, YouTube, CBS All Access, Amazon Prime Video, Starz and Peacock, NBCUniversal’s upcoming ad-supported streaming service. He said Flex now provides access to more than 100 apps. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2Ti0pAJ

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Hilary Duff Asks Disney to Move ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Revival to Hulu

Duff’s comments come after Variety exclusively reported on the behind-the-scenes issues that saw “Lizzie McGuire” creator and revival showrunner Terri Minsky be removed from that role on the show. Duff and Minsky wanted to do a more adult version of Lizzie for the revival, while Disney wants a show that would appeal to kids and families, something more akin to the original series. Sources say Disney was initially on board with Minsky and Duff’s take, but the company decided to move in a different direction with the series after the first two episodes were completed. – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://ift.tt/2I5IAhY

Judy Blume’s ‘Summer Sisters’ to Become Hulu Limited Series

Summer Sisters chronicles the coming-of-age of two best friends and the relationship that defines their lives. Set on Martha’s Vineyard, the story explores the beautiful, intoxicating and everlasting impact of female friendship…and how it has the power to break your heart. Tigelaar has been a longtime fan of Blume’s and read Summer Sisters when it was first published. Sources say she sent the author a fan letter 20 years ago in which she asked to adapt it for TV. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/38ZWdv2

Big Sundance Deal: Justin Simien’s ‘Bad Hair’ Near $8 Million + Worldwide Pact With Hulu; Theatrical Rollout Planned

The horror satire is set in 1989, and an ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career may come at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own. Tress terror ensues! – Mike Fleming Jr, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/37JK7pe

Marvel’s ‘Howard the Duck,’ ‘Tigra & Dazzler’ Dead at Hulu

Animated crossover The Offenders is also unlikely to move forward given that half the combined universe has been scrapped. Still, the character of Howard the Duck has had several cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it’s likely he will appear in future projects. Sources say that the decision to scrap two of the four shows was ultimately made by Marvel, not Hulu. Both Disney-owned companies declined comment. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2tSaNW3 [photo: Universal Pictures]

Marvel & Hulu ‘M.O.D.O.K.’ Animated Series Adds ‘Veep’ & ‘The Goldbergs’ Vets To Patton Oswalt-Led Cast

In Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., the megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (Oswalt) has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world. But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth’s mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground. Ousted as A.I.M.’s leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet: a midlife crisis! – Dominic Patten, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2GdxG8N

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