Disney’s High Fidelity, the reimagining of Nick Hornby’s novel starring Zoe Kravitz (Big Little Lies) has moved from the Disney+ streaming platform to Hulu. After Disney’s acquisition of Fox assets, which included a 60% controlling stake in Hulu, Disney decided to move the series from the more family-friendly Disney+ brand to the adult-oriented Hulu.
The 10-episode series High Fidelity is being written by Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka coming from Midnight Radio and ABC Signature. It reimagines the story from the female perspective. Kravitz, who will executive produce in addition to starring, will play the ultimate music fan – a record store owner who’s obsessed with pop culture and Top Five lists.
“Hulu is home to stories that tap into pop culture and redefine genres, so we jumped at the opportunity to bring a seminal work like ‘High Fidelity’ into the fold as a Hulu Original,” said Beatrice Springborn, Hulu’s Vice President of Content Development. “We are over the moon to work with Zoe, Veronica and Sarah to bring viewers this fresh take on an enduring story that has resonated with millions of people over the past two decades.”
West and Kucserka developed the series for television and will also serve as executive producers alongside Scott Rosenberg, who co-wrote the 2000 movie. Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Nick Hornby will also executive produce with Jesse Peretz executive producing and directing the pilot.