The ABC mockumentary sitcom ‘Abbott Elementary’ is coming to multiple streaming services this year. Ahead of the show’s season, it was announced that HBO Max and Hulu signed a “Co-Exclusive” deal to have the show stream to their apps simultaneously.
“HBO Max and Hulu will share the co-exclusive streaming rights to complete seasons of the Emmy® Award–nominated comedy series ABBOTT ELEMENTARY,” HBO Max said in a press release. “Created by and starring Quinta Brunson from Warner Bros. Television and 20th Television, the full 13-episode first season will debut AUGUST 20 on HBO Max. New audiences can experience the acclaimed series for the first time or viewers can catch up on HBO Max and Hulu before it returns for season two Wednesday, September 21, at 9:00 pm ET/PT on ABC. As part of an existing agreement with ABC, Hulu will continue to make current season episodes available the day after each broadcast premiere. These new episodes plus prior seasons will remain on Hulu and complete future seasons will be available to stream on HBO Max before the next season premieres on ABC.”
The show also stars Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti, and Sheryl Lee Ralph. It is executive produced by Randall Einhorn, Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Brunson.
You can watch the trailer below:
Wikipedia described the synopsis as follows,
“A documentary crew is recording the lives of teachers working in underfunded schools. One of the places they have decided to document is Philadelphia’s Willard R. Abbott Elementary School, a predominantly Black Philadelphia public school. Conditions at the school are harsh and most teachers do not last more than two years. Second grade teacher Janine Teagues and history teacher Jacob Hill are two of three teachers in a group of twenty to make it past one year. They work with experienced kindergarten teacher Barbara Howard, second grade teacher Melissa Schemmenti, tone-deaf school principal Ava Coleman, and recent substitute hire Gregory Eddie.”
It is a co-production between 20th Television and Delicious Non-Sequitur.