Hulu’s Predator prequel, which premiered August 5, has established itself as “No. 1 premiere to date,” and that includes all film and TV series debuts.
Prey is also the most-watched film premiere on Star+ (in Latin America) and Disney+ (under the Star banner in all other territories).
All superlatives are based on hours watched in the first three days of its release, although producer 20th Century Studios didn’t provide detailed figures.
Set 300 years ago (1719 to be precise) in the Comanche Nation, Hulu’s Prey tells the story of a young woman, Naru (brilliantly played by Roswell, New Mexico’s Amber Midthunder), a fierce and highly skilled warrior. Naru grew up in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters to roam the Great Plains. So when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people.
But the prey she pursues – and ultimately confronts – turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator (Dane DiLiegro) with a technologically advanced arsenal, leading to a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries. And Narus Doggo Sarii (played by Coco).
Directed by Dan Trachtenberg and written by Patrick Aison, Prey also stars Michelle Thrush (Blackstone), Julian Black Antelope (Tribal) and newcomers Dakota Beavers and Stormee Kipp.