Over the past few years, we’ve seen Disney cancel many original shows, only to quickly yank them off their streaming platforms globally, never to be seen again.  But now, Disney is doing something a little different, rescuing a Paramount+ Original.

According to Deadline, Disney has acquired the British original series, “The Killing Kind”, which is based on the book by Jane Casey.

The series is a gripping contemporary drama series that charts the compelling past and present relationship between a high-flying Defence Barrister, Ingrid Lewis, and her client John Webster, a successful businessman.

Ingrid represented Webster in court when he was accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend. Ingrid found herself drawn to Webster, and they embarked on an illicit affair. When she wanted to end it, he couldn’t let her go and consequently Ingrid’s world imploded.

In the present we join Ingrid as she’s finally rebuilding her life. Then tragedy strikes as Ingrid’s mentor and friend Belinda dies. Ingrid suspects she was the intended target, but the police aren’t convinced. Alone and in free-fall, Ingrid has no idea who she can turn to.

And then Webster reappears in Ingrid’s life, making a sensational claim – that someone is out to kill Ingrid and only he can protect her. But can Ingrid trust Webster? As the body count rises, Ingrid races to reveal the killer and save herself.

This six-episode series originally premiered on Paramount+ in September 2023, only to be yanked from the platform earlier this year. However, it will now be released on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+ in the United States on May 14th, 2024.

Eve Gutierrez, Executive Producer and Head of Talent and Paula Cuddy, Creative Director, at Eleventh Hour Films said in a statement regarding the pickup by Hulu.

“We are delighted that The Killing Kind is set to launch on Hulu in the U.S. It’s the perfect home for our sexy, edge of the seat, rollercoaster thriller – with mesmerizing performances from Emma Appleton and Colin Morgan.”

“The Killing Kind” stars Emma Appleton and Colin Morgan. It has been written by Zara Hayes (Showtrial) and Jonathan Stewart (Meet You In Hell), with Jonathan also directing the series.

We don’t see Disney picking up cancelled shows from other studios very often, but I suspect the production company was looking to recoup some of its costs, and Hulu was able to pick this series up cheaply.

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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