Following Hulu’s success with the British sci-fi series Misfits, the streaming service and BBC Worldwide America today announced a deal to bring BBC3’s Mongrels to the United States exclusively through Hulu and Hulu Plus. The puppet-based comedy series is characterized in the U.K. as “Avenue Q meets Family Guy,” a good indicator to parents that these puppets don’t live on Sesame Street.
Mongrels is created, developed and directed by Adam Miller, written and developed by Jon Brown and Daniel Peak, and produced by Stephen McCrum, with puppets created by Talk to the Hand. BBC Worldwide America is the commercial arm of the BBC.
“This series is a multi-layered, bold comedy with cutting-edge appeal – a perfect fit for Hulu’s audience,” said Beth Clearfield, senior vice president, Digital Distribution & Business Development, BBC Worldwide Americas.
Intended for an adult audience, Mongrels features characters like Nelson the metrosexual fox, Destiny the pampered pooch, Marion the slow-brained former housecat, Kali the sarcastic pigeon, and Vince the most ferocious fox in town, “as they negotiate life and love in the back alleys of the urban jungle.”