Thursday 5 May 2016


The Beatles documentary Eight Days a Week directed by Ron Howard is coming to Hulu. 
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week was originally announced in 2014 and was produced with the full cooperation of Paul, Ringo, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. The film will follow a very specific period of the band’s career, cutting off right before the behind-the-scenes troubles started to get really nasty.
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) — from the early days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to the quartet’s last concert, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966. The film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together and will examine their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ unique musical gifts and their complementary personalities.

Paul with Ron Howard and staff
Of course, the other big news here is that Hulu is getting into the documentary business and it’s easy to see why – Netflix has been killing it with their documentary selection, acquiring crowd-pleasers like The Battered Bastards of Baseball, moving personal portraits like Tig, and Academy Award nominees like The Square and Virunga. Netflix has proven that people who won’t go to a theater to watch a doc will happily watch them at home and there’s no way Hulu is going to let them control that market. If you think the streaming showdown between the various streaming services was weird now, just wait until Hulu starts making plays for the docs Netflix will want.
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week will open in theaters this Fall before heading straight to Hulu.

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