Hulu Obtains Sleepy Hollow Exclusive Streaming Rights

As of Friday, Hulu Plus exclusively home the entire first season of Sleepy Hollow, ahead of its season 2 on Fox.

Hulu has acquired exclusive streaming rights to the first season of Fox’s Emmy-nominated series Sleepy Hollow and will be available to subscribers for a $7.99-per-month subscription service from the company. As a perk, Hulu Plus subscribers will have access to new episodes of the second season of Sleepy Hollow day after their broadcast on Fox. In addition, the free service will have a selection of up to five episodes available to stream.

Sleepy Hollow is a supernatural drama series spanning centuries in which a resurrected-from-the-dead  Ichabod Crane played by Tom Mison pair up with a present day police lieutenant ,Nicole Beharie  to save the town of Sleepy Hollow from the risen headless horsemen, not to mention probably the whole world from unprecedented evil. The mystery-adventure tv series is produced by K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television.  Sleepy Hollow is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman who is known for his works on the Underworld series,  Live Free or Die Hard and Total Recall. The show is executive produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman, Mark Goffman, Ken Olin and Heather Kadin.  Iscove serves as supervising producer.

Meanwhile, Hulu is a website and over-the-top (OTT) subscription service offering ad-supported on-demand streaming video of TV shows, movies, webisodes and other new media, trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage from ABC, Fox, NBC, TBS, WWE, and many other networks and studios. Hulu videos are currently offered only to users in the United States, its overseas territories and Japan. Hulu is a joint venture of 21st Century Fox, Disney and NBC Universal. According to executives at Hulu, the JV does not receive preferential treatment in negotiations for streaming rights to properties controlled by its parent companies.

Sleepy Hollow follows the heroic exploits of a ressurected Ichabod as he fights a plethora of supernatural bad guys or demons with police lieutenant Abbie Mills. Now is the best time to binge watch as Hulu acquires exclusive streaming rights for fan favorite supernatural series Sleepy Hollow. On October 3, 2013, Fox renewed Sleepy Hollow for a second season, which is set to premiere on September 22, 2014 and will contain 18 episodes.

If waiting for new Sleepy Hollow episodes seems like your own personal stunt in Purgatory, soon we’ll witness Abbie and Ichabod mission resume. The supernatural drama will return on Sept. 22 at 9/8c for a second season, the network announced at a screening and panel discussion held at California’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

The second season of FOX’s Sleepy Hollow is already in production, which means that all of the episodes will be ready to air in a row when the show returns in fall 2014. Sleepy Hollow will air on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, paired with the new comic book drama Gotham at 8.

“The show is going to be really, really strong,” promises FOX Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly on a call with reporters to discuss the network’s 2014-15 TV schedule. The episodes might not run completely without interruption, but Reilly says he plans to air them “almost” all in a row.

Reilly says that like many of Sleepy Hollow’s fans, he also loved it and wished he could’ve seen more episodes in Season 1, but he knows that fewer episodes meant that the show was stronger creatively. “I wish we would’ve had more last season too, but I think it’s healthier for the show to have fewer episodes,” Reilly says.

Click here to add a comment

Leave a comment: