After debuting internationally in 2013, the final episode (and “season”) of “The IT Crowd” has finally made its way over to the United States thanks to Hulu. The television streaming giant and one of the early internet adopters of original programming has made the 46-minute final episode of Britain’s hit sitcom available on Hulu and Hulu Plus beginning today, April 22nd.
“The Internet is Coming” is the first, last, and only episode of what can only loosely be called “The IT Crowd’s” fifth season. After premiering in 2006, the comedy created by Graham Linehan took a few years off in between its third, fourth, and fifth season, but still won the BAFTA award for Best Situaion Comedy in 2009. It stars Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade, and Katherine Parkinson as technical support workers spending their day’s as slaves to the man, aka Delightful Industries.
Starring Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade, and Katherine Parkinson, “The IT Crowd” certainly bolstered the careers of its stars. Parkinson has appeared on “Sherlock” and a number of other television shows. Ayoade recently wrote and directed the Jesse Eisenberg thriller, “The Double,” and O’Dowd has gone on to breakout here in the states thanks to “Bridesmaids” and a few other choice roles. The Irish actor can be seen in season two of Hulu’s original series “Moone Boy,” which is set to premiere April 24th.
All four full seasons of “The IT Crowd” are available on Hulu Plus. Watch a clip from the “The Internet is Coming” below, and see the finale episode here.