The trailer for Hulu's first scripted original series, Battleground, is here, and it doesn't bode well. Too bad. We still have high hopes for the future of online television. After all, the trailer for Netflix's Lilyhammer is excellent. Updated below
The trailer for Battleground proves that the margin for error is as razor thin online as everywhere else. Battleground depicts the trials of a floundering Senate campaign, but unfortunately, it's not quite the comedy we were promised. In fact, there isn't a single good laugh in the trailer. It just oozes hackneyed tropes and bad acting. We can only hope that the series will be better when it premieres in February. Watch for yourself below. [Business Insider]
We just spoke to the folks at Hulu who wanted everyone to know that contrary to initial reports, Battleground isn't supposed to be a comedy at all. It's what Hulu wants us to call a "dramedy," which is a drama with elements of comedy. So that explains the lack of laughs. Does it make the trailer better? We'll leave it up to you.