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SEASON THREE OF WIGS SERIES "BLUE" AVAILABLE ON HULU AND HULU PLUS BEGINNING FRIDAY, MARCH 28
Julia Stiles Returns as Title Character;
Eric Stoltz Joins as New Love Interest and Stiles' Real-Life Sister,
Jane O'Hara, Plays Her Sister in the Series
Breaking new ground with award-winning scripted dramas for the digital age, WIGS announced today that Season Three of BLUE, starring Julia Stiles ("The Bourne Ultimatum") as the title character, will be available in four longer-form episodes, each of which runs between 40-60 minutes, on Hulu (www.hulu.com/blue) and the Hulu Plus subscription service, beginning Friday morning March 28. Also available on Hulu and Hulu Plus that day will be a new longer-form episode of WIGS series PALOMA, written and directed by Stiles and starring Grace Gummer ("Margin Call").
BLUE has more than 43 million views on multiple platforms, making it one of the most popular digital scripted series. The award-winning series stars Stiles as a single mother trying to protect her son from the consequences of her secret career as an escort, and is written and directed by WIGS co-creator Rodrigo Garcia ("Albert Nobbs," "In Treatment"). Karen Graci is co-writer on the series. BLUE is executive-produced by Jon Avnet ("Black Swan," "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Risky Business"), Garcia and Jake Avnet.
In these new episodes, BLUE (Stiles) finds herself getting a little too close to a client (guest star Eric Stoltz, "Mask," "Fort McCoy"). Also, Blue's son, JOSH (Uriah Shelton, "The Glades"), keeps a life-changing secret of his own from his mother. The fan-favorite series will also feature Stiles' real-life sister, Jane O'Hara ("Law & Order"), who makes her WIGS debut as Blue's sister, a free-spirited woman who crashes at Blue's apartment with her lover (Alexz Johnson, "Instant Star"). Also this season, a man (James Morrison, "Revenge," "24") from Blue's past returns and has some unexpected news for her. Other new cast members include Daren Kagasoff ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager") and Alexz Johnson ("Instant Star"), as well as Laura Spencer ("The Lizzie Bennet Diaries"), who cameos as her WIGS character, "Vanessa," from JAN and VANESSA & JAN. Kathleen Quinlan ("Apollo 13"), Carla Gallo (BONES, "Men of a Certain Age") and James Morrison ("Revenge," "24") will reprise their roles.
Previous episodes of BLUE, which featured Mark Consuelos, Michelle Forbes, William Petersen, Holly Robinson Peete, Jeanne Tripplehorn, David Harbour and Sarah Paulson, can be viewed at www.hulu.com/blue and www.watchwigs.com.
Also available on Hulu and Hulu Plus are WIGS series LAUREN, with Troian Bellisario and Jennifer Beals; JAN, starring Caitlin Gerard, Stephen Moyer and Virgina Madsen; CHRISTINE, starring America Ferrara; RUTH & ERICA, with Maura Tierney; VANESSA & JAN, starring Laura Spencer; and Caitlin Gerard and AUDREY, starring Kim Shaw.
Launched in May 2012 by writer/director/producers Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia and Jake Avnet, WIGS has created over 150 episodes of scripted content, including 15 high-end original series, seven short films and 10 documentaries, all starring female leads.
Breaking new ground with award-winning scripted dramas for the digital age, WIGS programming has garnered more than 77 million multi-platform views to date and more than 1.6 million total subscribers. In addition to BLUE, popular WIGS series include LAUREN, which explores the consequences of dealing with sexual assault in the military, starring Troian Bellisario and Jennifer Beals; SERENA, a story of lust, temptation and forbidden love, starring Jennifer Garner and Alfred Molina; JAN, about a young woman whose first job goes awry, starring Virginia Madsen, Stephen Moyer and Caitlin Gerard; and SUSANNA, about a career-minded woman who must adapt to motherhood overnight, starring Maggie Grace and Anna Paquin.
In February 2013, Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) entered into a multi-year pact with WIGS. The programming, marketing and distribution partnership is designed to expand the breadth of offerings through the WIGS studio, and test and nurture dramatic concepts and talent in the digital realm. In June 2013, WIGS and FOX widened the availability of their content and began airing select series on Hulu and the Hulu Plus subscription service, with longer-form, TV-length episodes.
Additional WIGS offerings include actors America Ferrera, Alison Pill, Dakota Fanning, Jimmy Wolk, Allison Janney, Walton Goggins, Maura Tierney, Michael C. Hall, Sarah Jones, Jason Isaacs, Catherine O'Hara, Chris Messina, Lois Smith, Gary Cole, Jena Malone, Gary Dourdan, Sarah Paulson and Eric Balfour. Writers and directors include Paul Brickman, Betty Thomas, Lesli Linka Glatter, Rose Troche, Mitch Albom, Ami Canaan Mann, Scott Turow, Amy Lippman, Neil LaBute, Leah Rachel, Mattie Brickman, Patricia Cardoso, Mykelti Williamson and Lee Krieger.
Select series are available on Hulu and Hulu Plus, and all series are currently available at watchwigs.com.
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[EDITOR'S NOTE: The new episodes of BLUE and PALOMA also will be available on www.fox.com and the FOX Now app.]