This week sees the launch of Google’s next virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), Daydream View, on Thursday. There’s going to be plenty of videogames and apps to get owners started, one of which will be Hulu. As part of the Hulu content line-up will be HuffPost RYOT’s scripted comedy Virtually Mike and Nora, debuting on Google’s headset.
Virtually Mike and Nora first came to light in September when HuffPost RYOT announced the show alongside 10-part news programme The Big Picture: News in Virtual Reality.
Shot using Nokia’s professional 360-camera, OZO, the comedy show will have five episodes for the inaugural season. Starring Nora Kirkpatrick (The Office, Edward Sharpe) and Mike O’Brien (SNL, Portlandia), the pair also co-created, co-wrote and co-directed the sketch series.
Virtually Mike and Nora experiments with what’s possible in VR using a narrative. Viewers will find themselves as a character in sketches and an omnipresent voyeur in others. Through the entire series the audience will be a necessary part of the humour.
While Virtually Mike and Nora will premiere on Hulu for Daydream View, the app is also available for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift, with the series due to arrive on the latter headsets in the near future.
In addition to Hulu’s library of VR content, Hulu subscribers can stream the company’s entire library of 2D content, including current season content, past seasons of hit shows, movies and Hulu Originals, in immersive 3D environments.