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Netflix posted the first trailer for its upcoming sci-fi series "Altered Carbon," set in a future where human beings can transfer their consciousness between bodies. The series, based on a novel by Richard K. Morgan, stars both Joel Kinnaman and Will Yun Lee, as a soldier who is resurrected 250 years after his death in order to investigate a murder. "Altered Carbon" debuts on Netflix in February. – VERGE

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'00s teen soap opera "One Tree Hill," which left Netflix in October amid fan outcry, will now stream in its entirety on Hulu. "One Tree Hill" will debut on the streaming service on February 1, along with new Hulu acquisitions "Everwood" and "Living Single." As Netflix has been letting more and more classic TV series go in favor of original shows, Hulu has rushed in to fill in the gap. "The X-Files" and "Lost" also recently moved over from Netflix to Hulu, and the company has added TV classics including "The Golden Girls," "Seinfeld," "Animaniacs" and ABC's TGIF line-up. – BUZZFEED

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Shows from streaming services dominated the Golden Globes on Sunday, taking five of the top TV awards. This year marks the first time that both the Best Drama and Best Comedy series trophies went to streaming shows. (The winners were Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" and Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," respectively.) As well, both winning lead actresses (Elisabeth Moss for "Handmaid's Tale" and Rachel Brosnahan from "Mrs. Maisel") were recognized for their work on streaming shows. Aziz Ansari also won the Best Actor in a Comedy Series award for Netflix's "Master of None." Though this was a record-setting year, shows from technology companies and streaming platforms have been winning more and more major awards since Netflix's "House of Cards" took home three Emmys in 2013. – VERGE

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U.S.-based National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has called on Netflix to cancel production of "Baby," an upcoming eight-part drama about an Italian teen prostitution scandal. Netflix ordered "Baby," which is being produced by Italy's Fabula Pictures, in November. It's inspired by the so-called Baby Squillo case: Mauro Floriani, the husband of Mussolini's granddaughter, stands accused of operating a high school prostitution ring in Rome's Parioli district. In a letter to Netflix, NCOSE Vice President Lisa Thompson accuses the company of producing "a show that glorifies the sex trafficking of minors." The letter was sent on Thursday, which was National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the US. – DEADLINE

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Hulu released a trailer for the upcoming limited series "The Looming Tower," about the rivalry between the FBI and the CIA in the years before the 9/11 attacks. Jeff Daniels stars in "Tower" as the head of the FBI's New York counter-terrorism unit, John O’Neill, who comes to (correctly) believe that al-Qaeda is plotting an attack within the US, but struggles with a lack of coordination and cooperation from other government agencies. The series is based on the 2006 non-fiction book of the same name by Lawrence Wright, which took home the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. "The Looming Tower" debuts on Hulu on February 28. – DEADLINE

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Actress and singer Carrie Brownstein will adapt her memoir, "Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl," into a half-hour comedy pilot for Hulu. Brownstein co-created IFC's "Portlandia," which begins its final season on January 18, and is a founding member of the rock bands Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag. The Hulu series, tentatively titled "Search and Destroy," will focus on Brownstein's days in the '90s feminist punk rock scene in the Pacific Northwest. Brownstein has previously directed episodes of the Hulu series "Casual." Hulu also announced that it's developing a pilot based on Jade Chang's novel "The Wangs vs. The World." – THR

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The upcoming "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" series went to Netflix instead of the CW because of the size of the deal. Originally, "Sabrina" was being developed at CW, which is also the home of sister series "Riverdale." (Both shows are inspired by characters from Archie Comics, and were created by showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.) Netflix made Warner Bros. a 20-episode, 2-season deal for the show - which will star Kiernan Shipka of "Mad Men" as the title character - prompting the move. The show will apparently be a darker take on the material than the previous 1990s TV incarnation, and has been described as tonally similar to "The Exorcist" and "Rosemary's Baby." Aguirre-Sacasa also writes for the comic book series "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." – EW

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