Hulu In Co-Production Deal With Lionsgate

Santa Monica-based Hulu, the online television streaming site, has inked a deal to co-produce a new original series with Lionsgate, the two said today. The two said they will product a 10-episode, half-hour series called "Deadbeat", which will be the first, co-production effort between the two companies. The new series is a comedy, centered around ghosts in New York. The companies said production on the series begins in the fall, and the series wil be distributed on Hulu and Hulu Plus in the U.S., with international distribution handled by Lionsgate.