Sony Pictures Television has acquired international distribution rights to Into The Dark, Hulu’s year-round event series which hails from Blumhouse Television.
Into The Dark is a horror anthology series consisting of twelve self contained feature-length episodes that explores the dark side of humanity. The series premiered state-side on October 5th, with an episode set to roll out every month – each inspired by a distinct holiday, often with social commentary woven throughout.
“We’re excited to add ‘Into the Dark’ to our offering, just in time for Mipcom,” said Mike Wald, Executive Vice-President of Content Strategy at Sony Pictures Television. “Jason Blum and the team at Blumhouse Television have created a uniquely entertaining, well-crafted series that’s true to the Blumhouse brand and which we know will provide a thrilling, thought provoking and fun escape to audiences around the world.”
“We’re pleased to be partnering with Sony Pictures Television to bring ‘Into the Dark’ to viewers globally. This anthology series, which is a first for Blumhouse, pushes the envelope in telling 12 very chilling and distinct stories. You’ll never look at the holidays the same way again”, added Jeremy Gold and Marci Wiseman, Co-Presidents of Blumhouse Television.
After a tough start in the market, Hulu originals have been finding their way across the pond at a steady pace. Catch-22 and The Handmaid’s Tale have been picked up by Channel 4; while SYFY UK is the home to both Future Man and Marvel’s Runaways. Sony Pictures Television’s international distribution division, meanwhile, is coming off of a strong performance last year when they sold two of the three new broadcast series they were distributing (The Good Doctor and S.W.A.T.) into the UK.