With the start of the new week, here’s a look at some of the new original content heading to Hulu throughout the week, including a brand new film and animated series.
Here are a few of the highlights:
The 1619 Project – 2 New Episodes – Streaming Thursday, February 2
Told through the lens of Nikole Hannah Jones’ family and the labor battles of employees who work for one of America’s most powerful companies, this episode explores how plantation slavery was the bedrock of American Capitalism and how the brutality of its origin continues to permeate our current economic system.
Schoolhouse Rock! 50th Anniversary Singalong – Streaming Thursday, February 2
Dust off your dictionaries and grab that hairbrush microphone! “Schoolhouse Rock! 50th Anniversary Singalong,” the fifth installment of its successful “Singalong” franchise, with Emmy:registered:-winning television host Ryan Seacrest, will air on ABC and stream next day on Hulu and at a later date on Disney+. ABC is taking viewers to school, inviting friends and family around the county to gather and enjoy classic “Schoolhouse Rock!” hits that are as educational as they are catchy, all in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the beloved series.
Killing Country – Streaming Friday, February 3
“Killing County” is a three-episode series that turns the True Crime genre on its head by asking, what happens when the police kill? For the families of the dead, the details surrounding the deaths of their loved ones were mysterious. But to them, the biggest mystery of all is how to hold killers accountable when the killers are the police. This docuseries takes a deep look into the conflicts dividing the folks who make up Kern County, the area’s historical legacy, and a police department clouded in secrecy.”
Soul Of A Nation: Black In Vegas – Streaming Thursday, February 2
The ABC News Studios primetime special details the countless household names who have made Las Vegas their home ― from Usher, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson to Boyz II Men, Lionel Richie and Smokey Robinson, joining top comedians Marsha Warfield, George Wallace, Eddie Griffin and other top artists. “Black in Vegas” looks at the timeline of historical events that paved the way for today’s generation, like the 1971 federal consent decree that forced hotels and casinos to give Black workers the opportunity to be in front-of-the-house positions. Near the same time, entertainers like Frank Sinatra helped kick down barriers for Black performers in Sin City by demanding that his collaborators, like band leader Quincy Jones and fellow performer Sammy Davis Jr., should stay at the same hotel as him. Today, Black entertainers are now headlining or performing in a variety of shows on the strip, including their own residencies, Cirque du Soleil’s “Mad Apple,” “Magic Mike Live,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Chippendales.”
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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.