The upcoming television series reboot of the film High Fidelity, starring Zoë Kravitz, is moving homes from the planned Disney+ streaming service to Hulu.
Hulu confirmed the news to Shadow And Act on Wednesday. In the Disney-Fox merger, Disney became the majority stakeholder in Hulu. This news comes ahead of Thursday when Disney is expected to formally announce their Disney+ plans on an investors call.
Kravitz will play the role originated by John Cusack. In the original film, Cusack plays Rob, the owner of a record store who makes a list about his five biggest relationship breakups. Kravitz's mother, Lisa Bonet, co-starred in the 2000 film. The series has a 10-episode order and is described by Hulu as "a reimagining of the film and book and told from the female point of view."
“Developing High Fidelity with Zoë, Veronica, Sarah and the team at Midnight Radio has been incredibly exciting and we want to ensure they are able to make the show they are envisioning as Disney+ is dedicated to supporting our creative partners. To that end, as the series’ creative evolved, our Disney+ team, collectively with ABC Signature, recognized that the show would be better suited for another platform. Given Disney’s equity stake in Hulu, we’re happy High Fidelity will continue as part of our extended family," said Agnes Chu, senior vice president of content, Disney+.
“The entire High Fidelity team is absolutely ecstatic about our move to Hulu and incredibly grateful to ABC Signature and Disney+ for being so supportive of the transition. Once Zoë came onboard and the show began to evolve, it quickly became clear we may be best suited for a different home. Everyone involved locked arms to help make this shift to Hulu, which is the perfect platform to reinvent this beloved timeless property," said Midnight Radio.
Hulu's vice president of content development, Beatrice Springborn adds, “Hulu is home to stories that tap into pop culture and redefine genres, so we jumped at the opportunity to bring a seminal work like High Fidelity into the fold as a Hulu Original. We are over the moon to work with Zoë, Veronica and Sarah to bring viewers this fresh take on an enduring story that has resonated with millions of people over the past two decades."
Kravitz is executive producing with series creators Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka as well as Josh Appelbaum of Midnight Radio, Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinker, and Andre Nemec.
Her critically-acclaimed series, Big Little Lies, is expected to return to HBO this summer for season 2.
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