Tuesday, April 26, 2022

'Overlord and the Underwoods' Heading to Hulu During Summer 2022


Los Angeles / Toronto – April 25, 2022 – marblemedia and Cloudco Entertainment announced today that Hulu has acquired U.S. streaming rights for the hit series, Overlord and the Underwoods (20x30). The original live-action, single-camera family comedy from award-winning Canadian writer and Playback’s Showrunner of the Year, Anthony Q. Farrell (NBC’s The Office, CBBC’s Secret Life of Boys, The Parker Andersons/Amelia Parker) and co-creator Ryan Wiesbrock (Buddy Thunderstruck, Holly Hobbie), will land on Hulu in the summer of 2022.

“We are thrilled this series will be reaching new fans on Hulu,” says Mark Bishop, Executive Producer and Co-CEO at marblemedia. “We know Overlord and the Underwoods will delight their audiences and fit right in amongst Hulu’s premium content offering.”

“We are excited that our series Overlord and the Underwoods has found a new home with Hulu and we hope the compelling characters and stories resonate with their audience,” added Ian Lambur, EVP, Content Strategy, Co-Productions and Global Distribution at Cloudco Entertainment.

Overlord and the Underwoods follows the Underwoods, a family whose life is turned upside down when their distant cousin, Overlord, the second most-wanted villain in the universe, seeks refuge in their home after being forced into intergalactic witness protection. After snitching out his boss, the evil Colossatrotus, Overlord is sent to live with his incredibly nice, only known family on Planet Earth. Over the course of the series, the evil Overlord and the very sweet Underwoods discover a thing or two about each other as they learn to treasure the value of family and the importance of true friendship, diversity, and compassion. 

Produced by marblemedia and Cloudco Entertainment, the series features an ensemble cast including Patrice Goodman (Slasher, Sunnyside), Darryl Hinds (Second City, Little Mosque on the Prairie), Ari Resnick (Odd Squad, Clearwater Kids), Kamaia Fairburn (Holly Hobbie, Endlings, Star Falls), Jayne Eastwood (Hey Lady!), Troy Feldman (Lord of the Rings musical) as “Overlord”, and award-winning Canadian icon Jann Arden (Jann) as the voice of “R0-FL” — a droid that has spent most of her life by Overlord’s side. The series was recently nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards. 

The series is produced in association with CBC, BYUtv, Nickelodeon International (Paramount Global) with ITV/Citv, and with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund and the Cogeco Fund. The series was developed through funding from the Bell Fund Slate Development Program. Cloudco Entertainment and Distribution360, a marblemedia company, hold worldwide distribution rights for the series.

About marblemedia

marblemedia is a leading global entertainment company that develops, produces and distributes compelling TV, interactive and digital content for audiences of all ages, across media platforms. 

With divisions specializing in primetime scripted and unscripted programming complementing its roster of successful kids and family properties, international distribution company Distribution360 and a successful CAVCO certified YouTube channel marbleKids,  marblemedia  is an expert in delivering premium content that meets the needs of an ever-changing media landscape. 

Recent scripted series include the interconnected family comedies The Parker Andersons/Amelia Parker; family comedy Overlord and the Underwoods; teen series Open Heart, co-produced with Epitome Pictures and Nickelodeon; and are in development on the drama series Persuasion based on Arlene Dickinson’s bestselling book. marblemedia’s unscripted series include Netflix Original series Blown Away, Netflix Original series Restaurants on the Edge, All-Round Champion, Race Against the Tide and the new hit series, Best In Miniature.

Founded in 2001 by co-CEOs Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg with a vision of creativity, partnership and innovation, the company has offices in Toronto and London, plus a 50-acre production facility located 90 minutes north of Toronto. 

About Cloudco Entertainment

Cloudco Entertainment, formerly American Greetings Entertainment, is the owner for iconic entertainment brands such as The Care Bears™, Holly Hobbie™, Madballs™, Packages from Planet X™, Twisted Whiskers™, Buddy Thunderstruck™, Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese™. and its newest IP, Overlord & The Underwoods™. Cloudco Entertainment develops multi-platform entertainment franchises across all media channels and extensive consumer merchandising programs that immerse children and adults in brands they love.

About Hulu

Hulu is the leading and most comprehensive all-in-one premium streaming service that offers an expansive slate of live and on-demand entertainment, both in and outside the home, through a wide array of subscription options that give consumers ultimate control over their viewing experience. As part of Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution segment, Hulu is the only on-demand offering that provides access to shows from every major U.S. broadcast network, libraries of hit TV series and films – including licensed content available exclusively on Hulu – and award-winning Hulu Originals, both with and without commercials. With Hulu + Live TV, subscribers receive a unique combination of access to 80+ live news, entertainment and sports TV channels from 20th Television, The Walt Disney Company, ABC, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Discovery Networks, as well as Disney+ and ESPN+ included as part of the base plan. Visit hulu.com to subscribe or learn more about the service.


Originally published: April 26, 2022.


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