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Hulu, Vice News team to launch “Vice Investigates”

Digital streamer Hulu has partnered with youth-skewing company Vice Media to launch the news-focused docuseries Vice Investigates. The Hulu Original will feature stories told through a distinct reporting lens and fresh ...
October 25, 2019

Digital streamer Hulu has partnered with youth-skewing company Vice Media to launch the news-focused docuseries Vice Investigates.

The Hulu Original will feature stories told through a distinct reporting lens and fresh perspectives.

Through immersive narratives, the Hulu Original will provide audiences with an in-depth exploration into the important issues defining today’s culture. Timely investigations include the complex geopolitical divide between Iran and Saudi Arabia; a deep dive into the seldom seen human side of K-Pop rockstars; and a first-hand look at the experiences of intersex and transgender athletes attempting to redefine the gender lines of competition in a non-binary world.

Vice Investigates‘ inaugural season will consist of 10 episodes which will stream exclusively on Hulu, with the first three episodes launching Nov. 1. Subsequent episodes will roll out one episode per month beginning December.

The three premiere episodes of include “Amazon on Fire,” which heads to the front lines of the fires ravaging the Amazon where politics are rolling back decades of work to save the rainforest; “Russia’s War on Hip-Hop,” which explores artistic freedom under Kremlin’s watch; and “A Middle East Divided,” which offers a deep dive into the escalating tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Vice Investigates is executive produced by Subrata De, who also serves as showrunner. Beverly Chase is co-exec producer. Jesse Angelo is president of global news and entertainment for Vice Media Group.

The commission follows last month’s announcement that CBS-owned network Showtime had acquired 13 episodes of Vice Media’s acclaimed docuseries Vice following HBO’s exit from the weekly newsmagazine.

Vice Investigates joins Hulu’s offering of premium news content that currently includes The Weekly from The New York Times, in partnership with FX, and feature-length original documentaries in Minding The Gap, Ask Dr. Ruth, Fyre Fraud, Crime + Punishment, Untouchable and The Amazing Johnathan Documentary.

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