Disney CEO Bog Iger had plenty of exciting news yesterday during a quarterly earnings call. Along with the mention of Disney+ launching apps for Fire TV and Smart TVs from LG and Samsung, he also announced some news about FX. The Disney-owned channel will find its streaming home on Hulu.
Starting in March of next year, existing and past programming from FX will land on Hulu. This includes over 40 shows such as “American Horror Story,” “Fargo,” “Legion,” and “Sons of Anarchy.” (See a longer list below.)
New shows on FX will stream on Hulu the day after airing on traditional television, as do most linear shows currently on the platform.
FX will also be developing four new original series that are scheduled to premiere in 2020. And, what should make cord-cutters happy is the shows will stream right on Hulu — not delayed until after airing on linear TV.
The originals include “A Teacher” starring Kate Mara, “Devs” starring Sonoya Mizuno and Nick Offerman, “Mrs. America” from “Mad Men” writer Dahvi Waller, and “The Old Man” starring Jeff Bridges.
Disney’s streaming service will cost $6.99 per month when it launches on Nov. 12. The service can be bundled with Hulu (ad-supported) and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month.
FX Shows Headed for Hulu
- American Horror Story
- Better Things
- It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
- Mr. Inbetween
- The Weekly
- What We Do in the Shadows
- The Bastard Executioner
- The Comedians
- The League
- Man Seeking Woman
- The Riches
- The Strain
- Sons of Anarchy
- You’re the Worst and Wilfred
Disney shares were up 5% in after-hours trading late Thursday and early Friday morning.