The “History of a Pleasure Seeker” pilot will not move forward to series at Hulu. The one-hour musical drama was based on Richard Mason’s novel of the same name.
“History of a Pleasure Seeker” is a musical drama set in Amsterdam in 1907 — a tale of a charismatic young man’s explosive adventures through all the temptations of the Belle Époque.
The project was written and executive produced by Mason. Julie Anne Robinson ( Bridgerton) directed the pilot and exec produced.
Christopher Read composed the music.
ABC Signature produced the pilot in association with American Gods and The Mosquito Coast producer Fremantle and Hat Trick Productions.
The book, which was published in 2012, has been described as Downton Abbey-meets-Dangerous Liaisons. The story follows Piet Barol, who has an instinctive appreciation for pleasure and a gift for finding it. When his mother dies, Piet applies for a job as tutor to the troubled son of Europe’s leading hotelier – a child who refuses to leave his family’s mansion on one of Amsterdam’s grandest canals. As Piet enters this glittering world, he learns its secrets and finds his life transformed.