Hulu has picked up the rights to Freakish, from AwesomenessTV. The 10-episode horror series will begin production later this year. The story centers around a group of students from a small-town high school who must fight for their lives after a meltdown at a local chemical plant results in predatory mutant freaks attacking the town. It stars Leo Howard, Liza Koshy, Adam Hicks, Aislinn Paul, Tyler Chase, Meghan Rienks, Melvin Gregg and Hayes Grier, along with Chad L. Coleman, Mary Mouser, and Chachi Gonzales.
Shelley Zimmerman, executive producer and head of scripted series for AwesomenessTV, said, “Our Gen Z audience craves binge-worthy, on-demand entertainment, which is why we’re excited to be in business with Hulu.Brian Robbins and I have had a longstanding relationship with Craig Erwich, and we look forward to collaborating with him and his team to bring Freakish to Hulu.”
Beth Szymkowski (AwesomenessTV’s Runaways) created Freakish, which is executive produced by Brian Robbins, Shelley Zimmerman, Beth Szymkowski, Matt Lewis, Chris Grismer and produced by Scott Levine. Szymkowski wrote the pilot, which will be directed by Grismer.