Hulu to Stream CBC Original in the U.S.


Hulu has acquired the exclusive U.S. streaming VOD rights to the new drama Pure, which recently premiered as an original on CBC in Canada.

Produced by Two East Productions and Cineflix, Pure stars Ryan Robbins (Arrow, The Killing), Alex Paxton-Beesley (Copper), AJ Buckley (CSI: NY, Narcos), Peter Outerbridge (Orphan Black, ReGenesis) and Rosie Perez (White Men Can’t Jump, Fearless). The series, inspired by true events, tells the story of a Mennonite pastor trying to protect his family and preserve his faith while battling drug trafficking within his community.

The deal with Hulu was secured by Cineflix Rights, which holds exclusive distribution rights for the drama outside of Canada.

Pure started with an extremely unique, lean-in premise and has grown into a taut, compulsively watchable crime drama,” said Peter Emerson, the president of Cineflix Media. “We could not be more excited about Hulu coming on board and look forward to its launch in the U.S. With Pure sold to Hulu and Marcella to Netflix, we see a bright and exciting future for Cineflix in the premium-scripted content space.”