Netflix ended its deal with entertainment network Epix today, a change that will soon take a raft of big-name movies — including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and World War Z — off the streaming service. But those movies won't be homeless for long. A few hours after Epix parted ways with Netflix, the network announced a new deal with Hulu, an extensive multi-year agreement that will bring new movies from Lionsgate, MGM, and Paramount to the Netflix rival.
Epix movies will begin to appear on Hulu from October 1st. At launch, Hulu says it will feature a set of eye-catching blockbusters, including Star Trek: Into Darkness, Wolf of Wall Street, and Anchorman 2, with more movies appearing through each year of the deal. The move also makes Hulu the home of the James Bond, Star Trek, and Rocky movies. The new agreement is helps differentiate Hulu from its other streaming service rivals, but Netflix may not be too worried — it's only a few months away from the beginning of its deal with Disney, which will see it become the de facto home for the millions of fans of Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marvel movies.