At TCA 2017, the cast and creators of some of Hulu’s newest programming took the stage. While The Path, Please Like Me and Casual are in their second, fourth and third seasons, respectively, there are also new shows ready to blow the socks of US viewers. Here is a rundown of what viewers can look forward to this winter/spring.
The Path, season 2.
In its second season, The Path follows the Meyerist Movement as it tries to make sense of Doctor Meyer’s mysterious departure. Tormented by strange visions, Eddie struggles with a new life in the secular world while Sarah, despite her skepticism of Cal, now stands beside him as Co-Guardian of the Light. When Sarah finally learns of Cal’s dark past, she buries the truth for the betterment of The Movement. Cal and Sarah, now closer than ever, strive to atone for their misdeeds while Eddie, confronted with the meaning of his visions, discovers the truth of Doctor Meyer’s departure.
Season 2 of The Path premieres Jan. 25 on Hulu.
The Handmaid’s Tale
The drama series, based on the award-winning, best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world. In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
The Handmaid’s Tale premieres April 26 on Hulu.
National Treasure follow Paul Finchley – an aging, beloved comedian and hero to TV audiences and peers alike – after he is arrested following an allegation of rape dating back to the ’90s. The four-part drama follows the story from arrest to verdict and focuses on both the investigation and the effects of the case on Paul and his family – Marie, his wife of 40 years; and Dee, his troubled daughter. National Treasure is a story that goes behind the headlines to look at the human and emotional impact when a whole life is called into question. It explores memory, truth, age, doubt, and how well we really know ourselves and those close to us.
National Treasure premieres March 1 on Hulu.
Margaret Wells struggles to reconcile her roles as a brothel owner and mother to daughters Charlotte and Lucy. When her business comes under attack from Lydia Quigley, a rival madam with a ruthless streak. Margaret must fight back – even if it means losing her family and possibly her life. Harlots is a powerful family drama set in 18th-century London that offers a brand new take on the city’s most valuable commercial activity – sex.
Harlots premieres March 29 on Hulu.
The surprising consequences following Charles’s death and Valerie’s decision to move out propel the trio to rebel, exploring different jobs, partners, and unfulfilled passions. As they adjust to a new normal, can they maintain boundaries – or will they revert to the comfort of codependency?
Casual premieres May 23 on Hulu.
Please Like Me, season 4
The award-winning series about a boy, his dog, and the parents, friends, and lovers who rely on him returns with its unique blend of honest comedy and bittersweet drama. Josh has had it up to here with things ending. Like it’s sad how Harry Potter finished, or it’s awful to think about how Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t hot anymore. Now, as he faces an empty house, coupled-up friends, and a flagging love life that even a threesome can’t seem to fix, it seems like his youth is ending – and he may have to face the idea of growing up. Created by comedy wunderkind Josh Thomas, the beloved series tells the story of a young man in no hurry to grow up, as his parents and friends rely on him to keep them sane. Contains clumsy sex, delicious food, occasional singsongs, and a dog.
Please Like Me season 4 is streaming now on Hulu.
Batman & Bill
Everyone thinks that Bob Kane created Batman, but that’s not the whole truth. In this documentary, one author make it his crusade to make it known that Bill Finger, a struggling writer, actually helped invent the iconic superhero, from concept to costume to the very character we all know and love. Bruce Wayne may be Batman’s secret identity, but his creator was always the true mystery.
Batman & Bill premieres in May 2017.