Netflix seems to have a good grip on original streaming documentaries about murder, so Hulu is taking a different route to bolster its own documentary library. In a press release, it has announced premiere dates for two documentaries that aren’t about murder at all, but rather interesting and creative people with interesting and creative stories. First up is Too Funny To Fail, which will premiere on October 21 and centers around Dana Carvey and the failure of The Dana Carvey show. As the press release points out, the show’s writers included former nobodies like Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Louis C.K., Robert Smigel, and Charlie Kaufman, and the documentary will examine how something that should’ve been so good could “crash and burn so spectacularly.”
The other documentary is Obey Giant, which will premiere on November 11 and was directed by James Moll. It’s about famous street artist Shepard Fairey, and it chronicles his “roots in punk and skateboarding” to the creation of his iconic Obama “Hope” poster.