By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 3, 2011 at 5:33AM
It's a good day in the eventful life of Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me). In July he promoed his latest book and documentary Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope (2012), starring such fan-friendly fanaticals as Kevin Smith, Harry Knowles, Eli Roth, Seth Rogen, Stan Lee and Joss Whedon at Comic-Con's Hall H. Now he's taking the film to the Toronto Film Festival, and announces the first-ever long form original series on Hulu, A Day in the Life.
Spurlock will deliver six half-hour episodes to roll out on Hulu and Hulu Plus beginning Wednesday, August 17. (The series is no relation to Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald's must-see YouTube doc Life in a Day.) Spurlock will spend full days in the lives of such folks as first episode subject, Virgin America jet-setter Richard Branson, followed by rapper will.i.am, comedian Russell Peters, and musician Girl Talk. More details here, and below, along with a Spurlock video. Also check out the ubiquitous hardworking documentarian/showman's 50 Documentaries to See Before You Die.
Spurlock will be producing through his production company Warrior Poets with his producing partner, Jeremy Chilnick.
Morgan Spurlock and Hulu Team up for “A Day in the Life,” Hulu’s First Ever Long-Form Original Production
Documentary Series Chronicles 24 Hours With Richard Branson, will.i.am, Girl Talk, and Other Fascinating People
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hulu’s first long-form original show debuts this summer with “A Day in the Life,” a documentary series with six, half-hour episodes by acclaimed filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me,” “Greatest Movie Ever Sold,” “30 Days”). In “A Day in the Life,” Spurlock presents an intimate, first-hand account of a complete day in the lives of fascinating people. The series will premiere with jet-setting entrepreneur Richard Branson. New episodes featuring rapper and songwriter will.i.am, comedian Russell Peters, musician Girl Talk and others will roll out on Hulu and the Hulu Plus subscription service every Wednesday, beginning August 17. Spurlock will be producing through his production company Warrior Poets with his producing partner, Jeremy Chilnick.
“We are being extremely deliberate and precise in targeting original content that would not find a natural home on traditional distribution outlets. ‘A Day in the Life’ is a great example of the kind of content we will be providing as part of our original programming on Hulu.”
“As a filmmaker, I am always looking for new and exciting ways to reach an audience and to tell stories. When the opportunity to create an original doc series with Hulu presented itself, I jumped at the chance. Hulu has become such an important outlet for content creators and a real destination for fans. They’re not afraid to take risks and they’ve been an amazing distribution partner on all our films,” said show creator Morgan Spurlock. “I can’t think of a better environment to share ‘A Day in the Life’ stories with millions of people.”
The premiere of “A Day in the Life” launches a new Hulu initiative designed to support creatively and financially the work of independent storytellers. In addition, Hulu is also able to offer an on-demand distribution channel that allows its original TV shows to connect with specific audiences.
“Hulu is always investing in smart, high-quality content that will continue to attract the key consumer audiences,” said Andy Forssell, SVP of Content Acquisition and Distribution. “We are being extremely deliberate and precise in targeting original content that would not find a natural home on traditional distribution outlets. ‘A Day in the Life’ is a great example of the kind of content we will be providing as part of our original programming on Hulu.”
To view “A Day in the Life” on Hulu and Hulu Plus, visit: http://www.hulu.com/a-day-in-the-life.
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