Recently, Hulu has been ceding ground to Netflix in the battle for the hearts and minds of American TV audiences. While Netflix is still far ahead in the original programming department, Hulu is gaining ground in the next most prestigious area: British shit.
Hulu has struck an agreement with BBC North America to carry faves like Luther, Sherlock, Torchwood, and Doctor Who. To be clear, Netflix is still carrying most of these shows as well, so it’s not an either/or proposition, but rather just an effort to be less bad as it were.
Speaking of which, Hulu has also announced a ten-episode order for Deadbeat, a new show from Brad Pitt’s Plan B production shop. So it would appear that you will need Hulu for something other than current episodes of select shows.