Tuesday, April 9, 2019

'High Fidelity' Series Adaptation Starring Zoë Kravitz Moves from Disney+ to Hulu

The forthcoming series adaptation of High Fidelity starring Zoë Kravitz (Big Little Lies) is moving from Disney+ to fellow streaming platform Hulu.

The move comes a couple of weeks after the close of Disney's $71.3 million acquisition of Fox assets, which gave Disney a controlling 60% stake in Hulu. As such, the move between streaming platforms was seamless and easy, as executives figure out the programming identities for both platforms.

Based on the 1995 novel by Nick Hornby and the 2000 feature film starring John Cusack, Kravitz stars as the ultimate music fan, a record store owner who's obsessed with pop culture and Top Five lists.

Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka developed the series. They will executive produce with Kravitz, Scott Rosenberg, Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Nick Hornby and director Jesse Peretz. Adrienne Erickson will serve as a producer. ABC Signature and Midnight Radio will produce.

"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," said Agnes Chu, Senior Vice President of Content, Disney+. "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."

"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," said Beatrice Springborn, Vice President of Content Development, Hulu. "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."