Hulu released the first trailer for its TV series adaptation of The Hardy Boys, based on the beloved novel series of the same name. Published by various authors under the pen name Franklin W. Dixon, The Hardy Boys novels follow brothers and amateur detectives Frank and Joe Hardy as they solve mysteries in their town. The long-running series first went into publication in 1927 and has seen many reboots and reinterpretations over the years.
Although the original books deal with more mature subject matter like drugs and murders, their tone is optimistic. The stories have tidy endings, complete with life lessons. From the trailer, it appears that The Hardy Boys will be a dark and gritty reinvention of the stories in line with contemporary teen dramas like Riverdale.
Overseas, the show is being released by the streaming platform Hulu. The 13 episodes in the first season of the show will premiere on Hulu on Friday, December 4. However, which Indian streaming platform will get the rights to the show is currently unknown along with a release date.