Hulu Picks Up Below The Surface & Midnight Sun

Hulu has picked up exclusive US SVOD rights for Below the Surface (Gidseltagningen) and Midnight Sun (Midnattssol) as part of a content deal with distributor Studiocanal.

In Below The Surface, which will air on BBC Four in the UK, fifteen people are held hostage in a subway train and a terror taskforce is dispatched to rescue them. Meanwhile, a media frenzy ensues as the country becomes divided on whether to negotiate with the terrorists. A second season is in development.

Midnight Sun, which won Best New Series at the Roma Fiction Festival and the Audience Award for Best Series at Series Mania, follows a French police officer who travels to a small mining community in northern Sweden, to investigate the brutal murder of a French citizen. She joins forces with a half-Sami DA but the ruthless killer is always one step ahead.

Head of International Sales for Studiocanal, Beatriz Campos, said: “With the expanding popularity of foreign language series in this key market, we are thrilled to close such a substantial package of premium dramas with an exciting blend of European languages which will be showcased exclusively to US audiences for the first time.”