Hulu Strikes Deal With Sony for ‘The Shield,’ ‘Party of Five,’ ‘Dawson’s Creek’

TCA 2016: Streaming company provides additional details on upcoming series “Shut Eye” and “Chance”

Last Updated: January 9, 2016 @ 8:39 AM

Hulu and Sony have struck a deal to bring all episodes of “The Shield,” “Party of Five” and “Dawson’s Creek” to the streaming platform.

Films from the Sony library, including “Jerry Maguire,” “Midnight in Paris” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding” will also stream on Hulu as part of the deal.

The company also unveiled additional details surrounding recently greenlit series, “Shut Eye” and “Chance.”

“Shut Eye,” starring Jeffrey Donovan (“Fargo,” “Burn Notice”), takes a darkly comedic look at the underground world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them. The story revolves around a disgruntled player in the organization who finds his cynical world view challenged when he starts to experience visions that may or may not be real.

The series from Tri-Star Television is executive produced by creator and showrunner Les Bohem (“Extant,” “Taken”). Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein of Gran Via Productions also serve as executive producers.

“Chance” stars Hugh Laurie (“House,” “Veep”) as a forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness.

Based on the novel by Kem Nunn, the series was adapted by Nunn and Alexandra Cunningham (“Desperate Housewives,” “Prime Suspect”). They will serve as executive producers alongside Michael London (“Milk,” “Trumbo”), his Groundswell Productions, Laurie, Brian Grazer (“Empire,” “A Beautiful Mind”) and “Room” director Lenny Abrahamson.

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