Netflix has Kevin Spacey playing fictional U.S. president Frank Underwood in the series “House of Cards.” Now, competing streaming service Hulu has Spacey talking about the real-life aspirants for the office in “Race for The White House,” a six-part docu-series narrated by the actor that premiered on CNN in March and went on to become to become the most-watched original series in the network’s history. The series debuts today on Hulu.
The deal marks the first CNN series to stream exclusively on Hulu and further expands CNN parent company Turner Broadcasting’s relationship with Hulu, which currently carries full seasons of shows from Turner’s Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TBS and TNT.
Each hour-long episode “Race for the White House” combines rare archival footage, interviews and stylized dramatizations to tell the story of one campaign for the Presidency of the United States. Elections covered include Lincoln/Douglas, Kennedy/Nixon and Bush/Dukakis. The series was executive produced by Spacey and Dana Brunetti through their company Trigger Street Productions, which co-produced with British prodco Raw.
“Race for the White House”joins a growing list of political programming streaming on Hulu that includes “Triumph’s Election Special 2016,” which premiered its first instalment in February and will debut a second later this year.