FX has landed the first-run North American rights to The New York Times series “The Weekly,” in partnership with Hulu, which will be the exclusive SVOD streaming home to new episodes of the series the day after air. In addition to the FX linear telecast and Hulu, episodes will also be available on FX’s VOD services, FXNOW (with commercials) and FX+ (commercial-free) to authenticated subscribers.
Marking FX’s first entry in the ongoing weekly news genre, “The Weekly” will be a narrative documentary news program that includes one or two of The Times’s biggest and most important visual stories each week. The logline: Viewers will be with those stories and the reporters as the show brings them to life. Much as The Daily podcast has taken a narrative approach to news that introduces listeners in a new way to host Michael Barbaro and reporters like Mike Schmidt, Maggie Haberman and Rukmini Callimachi, “The Weekly” will find the stories behind the headlines that would otherwise be left on the cutting room floor.
A minimum of 30 episodes of “The Weekly” will be telecast on FX. The series is produced by The New York Times and Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company. WME represented the project.