BBC Three Acquires UK Rights To Hulu’s ‘Shrill’, Sets December Premiere

BBC Three has acquired the UK right to Hulu’s comedy series Shrill after striking a deal with international distributor Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The complete first season will be available to stream on BBC Three (via the iPlayer) from Sunday December 15th.

Shrill follows Annie, a fat young woman who wants to change her life – but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss. The comedy series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Broadway Video and Brownstone Productions and stars Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones, Ian Owens, John Cameron Mitchell, Patti Harrison, Julia Sweeney, and Daniel Stern.

This marks the second Hulu original series to land a berth on BBC Three in as many months. Last month, BBC Three also agreed a deal with Paramount for UK rights to Hulu’s John Green adaptation Looking For Alaska. “Annie is such a relatable and engaging character, I am sure that BBC Three viewers will enjoy watching her navigate her way through life with warmth, humour and increasing confidence”, said the BBC’s Head of Programme Acquisition.