Blue (web series)

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Created by Rodrigo García
Written by Rodrigo García
Directed by Rodrigo García
Composer(s) Thomas Newman (main and end title themes)
Jacob Yoffee
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 42 (web)
10 (compilations) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s)
  • WIGS
  • Vixen Studios LLC
Original network WIGS
Original release June 11, 2012 (2012-06-11) – present
External links
Official website

Blue is an American drama web series created by Rodrigo García and starring Julia Stiles. The pilot episode aired on June 11, 2012. It originally aired on the WIGS channel on YouTube but eventually streamed on Hulu,, and WIGS' own website for its third season, which takes the form of four long-form episodes lasting 40–60 minutes rather than the shorter episodes of the first two seasons.[1][2]

Since its release, Blue has garnered several accolades, including a Satellite Award nomination in 2013, and three IAWTV Awards, for Best Director – Drama (García) in 2014 and Best Actress – Drama (Stiles) in 2013 and 2014.[3]


Blue (Julia Stiles) is a mother with a secret life as a sex worker. She’ll do anything to keep it from her son Josh (Uriah Shelton). But her past has other plans.



Actor Character Episodes Seasons
1 2 3
Julia Stiles Blue 40 Main
Uriah Shelton Josh 24 Main


Television broadcasts[edit]

For television broadcast the series has been edited into 10 hour-long episodes (with the first six made up of compilations of the short-form shows), and airs on Lifetime's international channels (including the UK and Africa).[4] The dates below correspond to their first airdates in Britain. The series premiered in the United States on LMN on July 8, 2016 under the title Blue: A Secret Life.[5]

Each compilation is named after a line of dialogue. The webisodes are not all used in the order they were shown online. Julia Stiles does not appear in webisodes marked with an asterisk. In the United States, LMN aired the contents of the third season over five compilation episodes titled "Call Me Francine", "Take Off Your Clothes", "A History of Anxiety", "Your Favorite Client", and "Choices".

Episode Webisodes Episode title Webisode titles Directed by Written by Broadcast date
1 Season 1, ep.1–6 "Blue Rules" "Mom"
"You Rule"
"Long Day, Blue?"
"You're Good"
"Jack The Ripper"
Rodrigo García Rodrigo García March 2, 2015
2 Season 1, ep. 7–12 "When Have I Lied To You?" "Paying For Sex"
"A Decent Girl"
"That's My Drug"
"Star Student"
"You Lie To Me Too"
"Give An Old Man A Break"
Rodrigo García Rodrigo García March 9, 2015
3 Season 2, ep. 1–7 "Who Raises A Child Like This?" "See And Be Seen"
"What Kind Of A Name Is Blue?"
"It's Just A Crutch"
"Everything Is A Test"
"How Do You Do?"
"Glue And Lubricant"
"Wow, Wow, Wow"
Rodrigo García Rodrigo García
and Karen Graci
March 16, 2015
4 Season 2, ep. 8–13, 15 "We Were In Love" "On My Own"
"The Truth Hurts"
"A Man's Permission"
"Make Yourself At Home"
"Old Habits Die Hard"
"Doubling The Equation"*
"In The Running"
Rodrigo García Rodrigo García
and Karen Graci
March 23, 2015
5 Season 2, ep. 21, 16–20 "Good Looking Boy" "Savages"
"Hard Time"
"The Details"
"You're Not A Freak, Are You?"
"Getting To The Point"
"I'm Not A Stalker"
Rodrigo García Rodrigo García
and Karen Graci
March 30, 2015
6 Season 2, ep. 14, 22–26 "Where Were You, Mom?" "Are You Clean?"
"Role Play"*
"Winning With"
"A Straight Answer"
"Choices Add Up"
"Where Were You?"
Rodrigo García Rodrigo García
and Karen Graci
April 6, 2015
7 Season 3, episode 1 "Call Me Francine" Rodrigo García Rodrigo García April 13, 2015
8 Season 3, episode 2 "Planets Colliding" Rodrigo García Rodrigo García
and Karen Graci
April 20, 2015
9 Season 3, episode 3 "A History Of Anxiety" Rodrigo García Rodrigo García April 27, 2015
10 Season 3, episode 4 "Make Me Feel Good" Rodrigo García Rodrigo García
and Karen Graci
May 4, 2015

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominee(s) Result
2013 Satellite Awards Best Original Short-Format Program Blue Nominated
2014 Art Directors Guild Short Format, Live Action Series Rachel Myers, Philip Toolin, Kurt Meisenbach (Episode: "The Truth Hurts") Nominated
IAWTV Awards Best Director – Drama Rodrigo García Won
Best Female Performance – Drama Julia Stiles Won


  1. ^ Todd Spangler (March 18, 2014). "WIGS 'Blue' Season 3 Starring Julia Stiles Coming to Hulu and — Not YouTube". Variety. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ Mike Hale (March 28, 2014). "A Side Job Goes Well. Too Well? 'Blue,' With Julia Stiles, Is Back for a New Season". The New York Times. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ "IAWTV Awards - Past Winners". International Academy of Web Television. Retrieved 2017-09-17. 
  4. ^ "Lifetime deal for Julia Stiles' Blue". TBI Vision. February 2, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  5. ^ "LMN Debuts Drama Series "Blue: A Secret Life," Starring Julia Stiles on July 8" (Press release). LMN. June 29, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2016 – via The Futon Critic. 

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