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Tubi Premiering Original Comedy-Thriller Series ‘Dead Hot’

by Neil Bui

Tubi, the ad-supported video-on-demand service by Fox Corporation, has announced that in a deal brokered by ITV Studios, it will be exclusively launching the new UK comedy-thriller series, Dead Hot, created and written by Charlotte Cohen (The Stranger, Stay Close, Shelter, Fool Me Once) and executive produced by Nicola Shindler (It’s A Sin, Nolly, Happy Valley, Stay Close, Fool Me Once) in the United States and Canada.

Dead Hot is exactly the type of dynamic series that we are excited to bring to Tubi audiences who have long been passionate about diving headfirst into rabbit holes of engaging, thrilling and genre-bending series,” said Sam Harowitz VP of Acquisitions and Partnerships, Tubi. “Charlotte has created an incredibly clever world in Dead Hot with storytelling that is brimming with wild twists and turns. Having partnered with Nicola and the team at Quay Street we have no doubt that Charlotte’s unique vision for this series will have audiences guessing right up until the very end on this wild ride!”

The series is described as a character-driven thriller that explores the themes of family, class, love, trauma, and identity. The six-episode series is led by Bilal Hasna (Extraordinary, Layla) and Vivian Oparah (Rye Lane, Then You Run, I May Destroy You) and joined by Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, After Life) and Peter Serafinowicz (The School for Good and Evil, The Tick).

“At its heart, Dead Hot is a unique thriller about heartbreak surrounded by humor and absurdity, and I can’t wait for US and Canadian audiences to be gripped by the brilliant world that Charlotte Coben has created and that has been brought to life by our outstanding cast,” said Nicola Shindler, Executive Producer for Quay Street Productions. “With plenty of twists, turns, and surprises along the way, expect the unexpected!”

Synopsis: Set in present-day Liverpool, twentysomethings Elliot (Hasna) and Jess (Oparah) are best friends united by a bond of grief at losing Peter—the first and only love of Elliot and Jess’ twin brother. It’s been five years since Peter went missing in mysterious circumstances, and still reeling from the trauma, the best friends spiral into a hedonistic lifestyle, partying to numb their grief while clinging to a small hope that they will one day find out what happened. When Elliot meets Will, he starts to think he can put the past behind him. But when Elliot learns Will has his own dark secrets, just as Jess is contacted by somebody claiming to be her brother, it sets into motion a determination for the pair to find out if Elliot’s romantically cursed—or being targeted.

“I love Tubi’s innovative approach to accessibility in streaming and I am thrilled to be bringing Dead Hot to the US and Canada with them,” said Charlotte Coben. “Dead Hot for all!”

The series is created, written, and executive produced by Charlotte Coben. Laurie Kirkham (It’s A Sin, Finding Alice, Trust Me) is producer, with Sam Arbor (Heartstopper) as director on Block One and David Sant (Significant Other, Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything) as director on Block Two. Dead Hot filmed in and around Liverpool and the North West of England.  Dead Hot is produced in association with ITV Studios, which handles international distribution. Charlotte Coben has previously worked with Nicola Shindler as a writer on Netflix hits The Stranger, Stay Close and Fool Me Once.

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