New Directions has touched down on a new home.
The musical drama Glee, which left Netflix in November 2017, is heading to Disney+ and Hulu on June 1. Just in time for Pride Month, the LGBTQ-themed pop culture phenomenon will arrive on both streaming platforms.
The series revolves around a ragtag gang of high school outcasts who transcended the barriers (and Sue Sylvester) to start a glee club that made its unknown cast members rise to fame. The six-season series, which brought home four Emmy Awards and many GLAAD Media Awards, stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, and Naya Rivera.
20th Century Fox Television is behind Glee’s production, which was acquired by Disney as part of the $72 billion acquisition of Fox assets by the Mouse House, which included the studio. The series is the most recent Disney-owned property to be moved to the conglomerate’s own streaming platform. This decision comes at a time when corporate organizations are relying on the titles in their own libraries to help strengthen their own services.
As a result of the move, Glee will contribute to the expansion of Disney+ beyond its already robust lineup of Marvel and Star Wars titles, while also helping to strengthen the collection of shows available on Hulu. Glee: The 3D Concert Movie will now be available on Hulu, joining the much-loved (and frequently ridiculed) series.