Hulu to exclusively stream FX's 'You're the Worst,' 'Strain,' more
Good news: Hulu will enable its premium subscribers to catch one of the underappreciated gems of 2014—You’re the Worst.
The first season of You’re the Worst was available to stream on Hulu Plus earlier this year. But now, Hulu and FX Networks have signed a deal so that many of FX and FXX’s new shows that debuted this year, as well as shows set to air in 2015 and 2016, will stream exclusively on Hulu Plus ahead of future seasons.
The first seasons of 2014 shows Tyrant, The Strain, Married, and You’re the Worst will all be available to Hulu Plus subscribers before their second seasons premiere, which is great for viewers who missed one of the shows we definitely didn’t discuss enough this year. Hulu also has exclusive subscription streaming rights to later seasons of these shows, should they be ordered by FX.
As part of the deal, Hulu will also have exclusive streaming rights to Fox’s Wayward Pines, which is set to premiere on May 14. (Also, expect to see many more Hulu commercials during those The Simpsons marathons on FXX, as FX, FXX, and FXM.)
The deal won’t affect FX shows already streaming on other services like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story, and others. Conspicuously absent from the announcement, however, is FX’s big awards contender this year, and one of EW‘s best shows of 2014, Fargo.
No plan has been set for how close to second season premieres these FX freshman shows will debut on Hulu, but the deal could give some of these shows a second life and boosted ratings when they return in 2015. And if the hint hasn’t gotten through by now, just make sure to watch You’re the Worst.