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Hulu Offers a Gender-Flipped Cover of Nick Hornby's High Fidelity

ALSO: Utopia Falls, Visible: Out on Television, Shaun the Sheep, Strike Back, and more
  • Zoë Kravitz stars as Rob in High Fidelity. (Hulu)
    Zoë Kravitz stars as Rob in High Fidelity. (Hulu)

    As Primetimer's Alex Welch writes, Hulu's High Fidelity is the latest in a long list of recent TV shows that have cast women in key roles previously played by men. The new series bows today, with Zoe Kravitz in the lead role. Other streaming debuts include Hulu's Utopia Falls, Apple TV+'s Visible: Out on Television, Disney+'s Fairy Tale Weddings, and a brand new Shaun the Sheep movie on Netflix. Meanwhile, back on cable, Cinemax debuts the final season of Strike Back, and the Disney Channel presents Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 2. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Friday:

    SERIES PREMIERE: Twenty years after John Cusack moved Nick Hornby's High Fidelity from London to Chicago, Hulu's take on the story shifts the action to New York, with Zoe Kravitz in the lead role of Rob. Fortunately, the more things change, the more they stay the same, which means Rob still works in a record store, and like the film before it, the series has a top notch soundtrack. Watch the preview. Streaming on Hulu

    SERIES PREMIERE: Apple TV+'s five-part series Visible: Out on Television explores the role that television has played in the LGBTQ rights movement. Read our review. Streaming on Apple TV+

    SERIES PREMIERE: Hulu is also premiering the teen drama Utopia Falls. The futuristic series follows a group of friends who stumble across a cultural archive that makes them question what they have been taught and drives them toward change. Alex Welch has this preview. Streaming on Hulu

    NBA BASKETBALL: The NBA's All-Star Weekend kicks off with the 2020 All-Star Celebrity Game, featuring team captains Chance the Rapper and Common headlining a gaggle of other stars. 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT on ESPN

    MOVIE PREMIERE: Aardman Animations' Shaun the Sheep is back! A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon finds our hero working to make his new alien friend feel at home after he crash lands at Mossy Bottom. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SEASON PREMIERE: The final season of Cinemax's no holds barred action series Strike Back kicks off with the team racing to intercept an unthinkable weapon. Watch the trailer. 10:00 PM ET on Cinemax

    SEASON PREMIERE: For its second season, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings jumps to Disney+, where it will give viewers another in depth look at engagements and out of this world wedding celebrations that take place at Disney theme parks around the world. Watch the preview. Streaming on Disney+

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Picking up where 2018's Z-O-M-B-I-E-S left off, the musical romance Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 2 follows Zed (Milo Manheim) and Allison (Meg Donnelly) as they fight to ensure their relationship can withstand anything... even werewolves. Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Disney Channel

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: High Fidelity, Hulu, Zoë Kravitz