THR reports that two more high-profile scripted originals are moving from FX’s linear network to its streaming hub, FX on Hulu.
Y: The Last Man and Ryan Murphy’s anthology spinoff American Horror Stories will no longer debut on the Disney-backed basic cable network and will instead run exclusively on FX on Hulu.
Established last year, FX on Hulu is part of a larger strategy at Disney to prioritize digital platforms at the conglomerate with Mrs. America and Devs part of the four-show initial slate. Y: The Last Man, based on Brian K. Vaughan’s beloved comic series, and the weekly anthology spinoff American Horror Stories join previously announced limited series A Teacher, starring Nick Robinson and Kata Mara, and Jeff Bridges drama The Old Man as FX on Hulu continues to plot its future.
The news was announced Monday as part of Hulu’s NewFronts presentation to Madison Avenue ad buyers in which the Disney-backed streamer touted FX on Hulu’s engagement. Since its launch in March with Devs, the channel — which also boasts more than 1,600 episodes from FX’s critically acclaimed originals library — the streamer says more than 50 percent of its subscribers have engaged with the programming hub. Additionally, the streamer noted that the digital offering has expanded FX’s reach by 130 percent. (Hulu, like other streamers, does not release traditional viewership data.)