Hulu’s adaptation of Nick Hornsby’s High Fidelity will finally premiere in Canada this Friday, February 21 on Bell Media’s STARZ — which is available through most television providers and direct to consumers as an add-on to Crave, as well as through Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV Channels.
The cult-classic film adaptation starring John Cusack was released in 2000. The television adaption — which premiered in the U.S. on February 14 — gender-swaps the lead with Zoë Kravitz taking on the role of Rob, a record store owner in the rapidly gentrified neighbourhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn who resists past relationships through music and pop culture.
The series was developed by writers Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka (Ugly Betty, Hart of Dixie, State of Affairs and Chicago Fire) while Questlove serves as High Fidelity’s executive music supervisor, giving us an eclectic sound throughout the 10-episode first season (complete with a Blondie cameo).
Starring alongside Big Little Lies’ Kravitz are Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Dolemite Is My Name), David H. Homes (Mindhunter) and Jake Lacy (Obvious Child). The OA’s Kingsley Ben-Adir recurs along with former MuchMusic VJ Rainbow Sun Francks.
The entire first season of High Fidelity will be available on the STARZ streaming and on demand platforms beginning February 21. The series will also air on the STARZ TV channels with two episodes on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET and 10:30 p.m. ET beginning February 23.