− Premium streaming service to become U.S. home to Seasons 1 and 2 of CraveTV's original comedy series created by Jared Keeso −
− Hulu acquisition comes on the heels of a multi-year deal between Bell Media and New Metric Media−
– As previously announced, all-new six-pack featuring Jay Baruchel available to stream in Canada beginning June 29 exclusively on CraveTV –
TORONTO, June 6, 2018 /CNW/ - CraveTV and New Metric Media confirmed today that U.S. streaming platform Hulu has acquired the exclusive U.S. streaming rights to the first two seasons of the award-winning Canadian comedy series, LETTERKENNY, in a deal executed by series distributor DHX Media. Created by and starring Jared Keeso, the half-hour, small-town comedy is produced by New Metric Media in partnership with DHX Media and Playfun Games. Seasons 1 and 2 of the small-town comedy series will make their debut in the U.S. on Friday, July 13, only on Hulu.
"Thanks to Jared and our partners at New Metric Media, LETTERKENNY is more than just a brand builder for CraveTV, it's officially made an indelible mark on pop culture," said Tracey Pearce, President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. "With this sale to Hulu in the U.S., Bell Media is truly taking Canada's premium content to the world. We're excited to introduce LETTERKENNY to American audiences and deliver more of this fan-favourite series to audiences across Canada. "
As announced in October, CraveTV entered into a 40-plus episode production commitment and comprehensive multi-year deal with LETTERKENNY producers New Metric Media, the recipient of the 2018 Innovative Producer Award for entrepreneurial achievement at the upcoming Banff World Media Festival's Rockie Awards.
As announced last week, all-new LETTERKENNY returns to Canadian screens Canada Day weekend, with a fresh six-pack launching Friday, June 29 exclusively on CraveTV. Jay Baruchel guest stars as Hard Right Jay, a Tiki Torch-carrying out-of-towner, who stirs things up in Letterkenny.
For the complete press release please visit: http://bit.ly/2sFvMGW
For further information: please contact: For LETTERKENNY: Jesse Wanagas, Comedy & Drama, 416.384.3193 or [email protected]; Andrea Allen, Comedy & Drama, 416.384.5375 or [email protected]; For CraveTV: Nicolle Stranges, Publicist, Pay and CraveTV, 416.384.2056, [email protected]