Red Arrow Studios International has secured a deal with US streamer Hulu for a package of factual entertainment titles including Renovate Don’t Relocate, House Rules and The Great House Revival. The series will be available on the platform from June 10 2021.
The deal with Hulu was brokered by Shirley Bowers, VP Sales & Acquisitions (North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand) at Red Arrow Studios International.
Shirley Bowers said: “The home renovation genre continues to be popular with audiences all around the world who are drawn to the escapism and inspiration the series provide. From the cutting-edge production techniques of Renovate Don’t Relocate, to the drama of House Rules and The Great House Revival’s ambitious restorations, we’re confident this engaging selection of titles with resonate with Hulu’s audience.”
Hulu has picked up season one of Renovate Don’t Relocate, a ground-breaking series which mixes smart technology, design and engaging stories to create a home makeover show that not only transforms homes, but the way they are used. Produced by Outline Productions for UKTV (S1) and HGTV (S2) Renovate Don’t Relocate is hosted by property developer Sarah Beeny who comes to the aid of homeowners living in a home that no longer works for them.
The package also includes season eight (Total: 30 x 60’) of the epic home renovation show, House Rules. Produced by Seven Studios for Seven Network, the series sees eight couples put their most important possession – their homes – on the line, for a huge, life-changing prize. Every week, one couple hands over the keys of their home to their competitors, to transform every room in their house in seven days – in any way they want. Each homeowner issues their own set of ‘House Rules’ – a list of do’s and don’ts. But rules are meant to be broken! How far can each team go to transform their homes? Will the teams return to a dream house or to their worst nightmare?
Under the deal, Hulu has taken seasons one and two (Total: 12 x 52′) of The Great House Revival, produced by Animo TV for RTÉ One (Ireland). The charming series is presented by architect Hugh Wallace and follows six homeowners in Ireland as they try to restore and transform their derelict properties into comfortable homes fit for the 21st century – while saving a piece of the country’s architectural heritage.
Red Arrow Studios International holds worldwide distribution rights to the format and finished tape for Renovate Don’t Relocate and House Rules, and the international tape rights to The Great House Revival.