In case you didn’t know, Disney recently bought Comcast and, in doing so, gained full control of the streaming service Hulu. With more networks creating their own streaming services and pulling content from Hulu and Netflix, competition for viewers is fierce. Viewers are no longer loyal to a specific network. They have many options to choose from when it comes to television.
Streaming services are looking to original programming to keep viewers engaged and entertained. The latest project receiving the Hulu greenlight is an anthology series based on the collection of short stories written by Nathan Ballingrud, North American Lake Monsters.
The as-yet-unnamed series will be created, written, and executive produced by Mary Laws (Preacher). Laws is joined by Lucan Toh and Babak Anvari (Under the Shadow), who will also executive produce. Anvari is also directing for Annapurna Television which is producing the series.
Hulu has ordered eight episodes of the horror anthology, which focuses on several Louisiana natives that come face to face with monsters. These monsters take different forms, from fallen angels and vampires to the imagined monsters in their own psyches.
The unnamed series joins Hulu’s impressive roster of genre television, including Jason Blum’s Into the Dark and Stephen King’s collaboration with J.J.Abrams, Castle Rock.