Hulu lands ‘The Shield,’ ‘Dawson’s Creek’ and some films in Sony deal

Hulu lands ‘The Shield,’ ‘Dawson’s Creek’ and some films in Sony deal

Michael Chiklis is Det. Vic Mackey, left, and David Rees Snell is Det. Ronnie Gardocki in “The Shield,” which has just secured a streaming home on Hulu.

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A dirty cop and some precarious teenagers with a big vocabulary will soon find a home on Hulu.

During its session at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Hulu’s head of content, Craig Erwich, announced a new library deal with Sony that includes full seasons of fan-favorite series and some Sony Pictures films.

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As part of the multiyear pact, which builds on the streaming service’s recent addition of “Happy Endings” to its catalog, Hulu will be the home of all episodes of “The Shield,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “Party of Five” and “Damages.” Films from the Sony archives that will hit the service include “Jerry Maguire,” “Midnight in Paris” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding.”


Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The newly added series and films will be available to subscribers of Hulu’s No Commericals and Limited Commercials plans.

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