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Corus Studios puts Deadman’s Curse on Hulu, hires Pooja Nirmal Kant for sales

Deadman’s Curse will debut on History next year

Corus Studios, the production and distribution division of Canadian broadcast group Corus Entertainment, has secured several deals with US streamer Hulu, including a pre-sale of its gold-hunting series Deadman’s Curse.

The 8×60’ unscripted series is scheduled to premiere on Corus-owned network History in 2022. It follows Taylor Starr, a young Indigenous woman, and Kru Pitt, a descendant of slaves from the south of the US, as they go on a mission to unearth their familial claims to gold.

In addition to Deadman’s Curse, Hulu has acquired Project Bakeover (10×60’), two seasons of unscripted demolition and restoration series Salvage Kings (20×60’) and two seasons of home renovation series Worst to First (20×60’).

Corus Studios says it has sold more than 1,600 episodes and over 1,300 hours of original content over the past year, and as a result has expanded its sales team to meet the growing demand.

The company has hired Pooja Nirmal Kant to oversee Asia and Central Eastern Europe. She’ll work alongside Leyla Formoso, who represents Latin American and select European territories, and Rita Carbone Fleury, who leads worldwide sales for Corus Studios.

Other recent sales include three seasons of Rust Valley Restorers (each 36×60’), two seasons of Salvage Kings (20×60’) and the first season of Backroad Truckers (8×60’) to Foxtel in Australia. Israel’s Talit Communications acquired Making it Home With Kortney & Kenny (10×60’), Worst to First (10×60’) and the third season of Island of Bryan (10×60’), while AMC Networks International-owned Blaze in Spain and Portugal acquired Salvage Kings season two (10×60’) and Talpa Networks in the Netherlands picked up Project Bakeover.

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