- Mar 24, 2009
Eh, they tipped their hand in that regard when they recently put those former-Netflix-Original Marvel series like Daredevil and Jessica Jones, all rated TV-MA, on Disney+ rather than Hulu. At that same time, they introduced parental locks on D+.Again, as long as they do not increase the price or at least offer them separately I am ok with that, but if they just add Discovery+ and charge a extra $5 for example I will be pissed off, but I doubt I will get rid of it because I am quite happy with HBO MAX’s programming.
Yep, I think they will also since the NBC shows are leaving, they will own most of the programming shown on Hulu from Fox and ABC, but I cannot see a show like Handmaid’s Tale on Disney+.
And, of course, look at what they're doing in international markets such as the UK, where Disney+ includes the adult-focused Star content hub. It includes the series Big Sky and Helstrom as new "Star Originals," plus other Disney-owned (mostly ABC- and FX-originating) shows like Sons of Anarchy, Desperate Housewives, and Snowfall.
Wondering what's going to be available on Star on Disney+? Here's the complete list of every movie, TV series and special streaming on Star UK.
Disney does not own The Handmaid's Tale. It's their most successful Hulu Original but they license it from MGM (now part of Amazon), which in turn licenses it to various different outlets in foreign markets (e.g. Channel 4 in the UK, OCS in France, etc.). One would expect that when any and all of those licensing deals lapse, that series will find a permanent new home in those markets on Prime Video.
Given its importance to Hulu, though, they probably have a very long license on the series. Similar situation to Homeland, a signature Showtime Original which Showtime licenses from Disney's 20th Century TV. Note, however, that the entirety of Homeland has been available on Hulu, as well as Showtime, for quite awhile now. We might see the same arrangement for The Handmaid's Tale on both Hulu/Disney+ and Prime Video.