Saturday, January 1, 2022

Hulu - Upcoming Shows


(W: Writer, D: Director, EP: Executive Producer, Co-EP: Co-Executive Producer, P: Producer, SR: Showrunner)


  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: In the late 1960s, a runaway bride named Covey disappears into the surf off the coast of Jamaica and is feared drowned or a fugitive on the run for her husband's murder. Fifty years later in California, Eleanor Bennett, a widow in her 60s, loses her battle with cancer, leaving her two estranged children a flash drive that holds previously untold stories of her journey from the Caribbean to America. These stories shock her children and challenge everything they thought they knew about their family's origin. Based on the novel by Charmaine Wilkerson.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Marissa Jo Cerar; EP Oprah Winfrey, Carla Gardini, Aaron Kaplan
  • Studio: Kapital Entertainment, Harpo Films
  • Premieres: 2023

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN MURDER AND MAYHEM
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: How do you solve a murder in a post-fact world? Especially when sailing the Mediterranean on an ocean liner filled with the wealthy and powerful. Everyone on board is hiding something... but is one of them a killer? That's what the World's Once Greatest Detective, Rufus Cotesworth, and his protégé, Imogene, aim to discover. The truth at all cost.
  • Cast: Mandy Patinkin, Violett Beane, Lauren Patten, Hugo Diego Garcia, Angela Zhou, Rahul Kohli, Pardis Saremi
  • Team: W/EP Mike Weiss, Heidi Cole McAdams; EP Mark Martin D/EP Marc Webb
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Black Lamb
  • Premieres: 2023

  • Genre: Drama (Half-Hour)
  • Logline: Frances, a 21-year-old college student, navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time. Based on the novel by Sally Rooney.
  • Cast: Joe Alwyn, Jemima Kirke, Sasha Lane, Alison Oliver
  • Team: W/EP Alice Birch; EP Sally Rooney, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Emma Norton, Rose Garnett, Tommy Sulfin; P Catherine Magee; D/EP Lenny Abrahamson
  • Studio: Element Pictures
  • Premieres: May 15, 2022

  • Genre: Comedy (Sketch)
  • Logline: Inspired by the 1981 feature film History of the World, Part I, the series will produce parodies of various moments in history.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Mel Brooks; EP Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, Kevin Salter
  • Studio: 20th Television, Searchlight Television
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The series tells the true story of Somen "Steve" Banerjee, the Indian-American entrepreneur who started Chippendales. The series will detail the insane, darkly comedic, crime-ridden story behind the unique male revue that became a cultural phenomenon.
  • Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Murray Bartlett, Annaleigh Ashford, Dan Stevens, Juliette LewisQuentin Plair (recurring), Nicola Peltz (recurring), Andrew Rannells (recurring), Robin De Jesús (recurring), Spencer Boldman (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Robert Siegel; SR/EP Jenni Konner; EP Kumail Nanjiani, Dylan Sellers, Emily V. Gordon, Rajiv Joseph, Mehar Sethi; D/EP Matt Shakman
  • Studio: 20th Television
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: An exploration of the wild, tragic and controversial life and career behind one of the most polarizing figures in sports culture - heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.
  • Cast: Trevante RhodesRussell HornsbyHarvey Keitel, Laura Harrier, Grace Zabriskie, Olunike Adeliyi, TJ Atoms
  • Team: W/EP Steven Rogers; SR/EP Karin Gist; EP Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Brett Hedblom, Darin Friedman, Claire Brown, Bryan Unkeless, Scott Morgan; D/EP Craig Gillespie
  • Studio: 20th Television, The Gist of It Productions, Clubhouse Pictures, LuckyChap Entertainment, Entertainment 360
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: A family patriarch lives a not-so-secret identity of Koala Man, an Australian suburban superhero with no powers but a burning passion to snuff out petty crime and bring order to the community.
  • Cast: Michael Cusack
  • Team: W/EP Michael Cusack; SR/EP Benji Samit, Dan Hernandez; EP Justin Roiland
  • Studio: 20th Television, Princess Pictures, Bento Box Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2022

MAGGIE
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A young woman tries to cope with life as a psychic. Maggie regularly sees the fate of her friends, parents, clients and random strangers on the street, but when she suddenly sees a glimpse of her own future, Maggie is forced to start living in her own present.
  • Cast: Rebecca RittenhouseDavid Del Rio, Chris Elliott, Ray Ford, Leonardo Nam, Nichole Sakura, Angelique Cabral, Chloe Bridges, Kerri Kenney, Adam Korson (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Maggie Mull, Justin Adler; EP Evan Hayes, Jeff Morton; D/EP Natalia Anderson
  • Studio: 20th Television
  • Premieres: July 6, 2022

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Struggling author Jake is primed to take advantage of any opportunity that might help revive his career. When a once in a lifetime opportunity presents itself, Jake commits an act of literary theft that changes his life irrevocably. Now, someone knows his secret and is threatening him... and we will see just how far Jake will go to protect himself and the life he's built. Based on the novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
  • Cast: Mahershala Ali
  • Team: W/EP Abby Ajayi; EP Mahershala Ali, Jean Hanff Korelitz, Mimi Valdés, Amatus Karim Ali, Layne Eskridge, Kristen Campo
  • Studio: Endeavor Content, Know Wonder
  • Premieres: 2023

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: You'll judge Jax Stewart for her questionable ethics and wild interpretations of the law... until you're the one in trouble. Then you'll see her for what she is: the most brilliant and fearless defense attorney in Los Angeles who bucks the justice system at every chance she gets.
  • Cast: Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tim Jo, McKinley Freeman, Angela Grovey, Michael Ealy, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Aderinsola Olabode, Pauletta Washington (recurring), Sean Patrick Thomas (recurring), Paul Fox (recurring), Perri Camper (recurring), Nefetari Spencer (recurring), Tiffany Yvonne Cox (recurring), Shannon Kane (recurring), Victor Rasuk (recurring), Christopher Cassarino (recurring), Brooke Lyons (recurring), Eugene Byrd (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Raamla Mohamed; EP Pilar Savone, Larry Wilmore; Co-EP Shawn Holley, Jon Leshay; D/EP Kerry Washington
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Onyx Collective, Simpson Street Productions, Wilmore Films
  • Premieres: 2022

REBOOT
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Steeped in the irony of the television industry's continuing inclination to "reboot" hit shows from the past, Hulu reboots an early 2000's family sitcom, forcing its dysfunctional cast back together. Now they must deal with their unresolved issues in today's fast-changing world.
  • Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Johnny Knoxville, Rachel Bloom, Krista Marie Yu, Calum Worthy, Judy Greer, Paul Reiser 
  • Team: W/EP Steve Levitan; EP John Enbom, Danielle Stokdyk, Jeff Morton
  • Studio: 20th Television
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The psychological drama, told in multiple timelines and perspectives, will explore and upend the girl-gone-missing genre. A young woman's mysterious death during an idyllic Caribbean vacation creates a traumatic ripple effect that eventually pulls her surviving sister into a dangerous pursuit of the truth. Based on the novel by Alexis Schaitkin.
  • Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey (replacing Victoria Pedretti), Josh Bonzie, West Duchovny, Jayden Elijah 
  • Team: W/EP Leila Gerstein; EP Alexis Schaitkin, Stephen Williams; D/EP Dee Rees
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Anonymous Content, DreamCrew Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2023

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A tumultuous but intoxicating relationship unfolds over the course of 8 years. When Lucy Albright and Stephen DeMarco meet at college, they are at that formative age when seemingly mundane choices lead the way to irrevocable consequences. Although their relationship begins like any typical campus romance, they quickly fall into an addictive entanglement that will permanently alter not only their lives, but the lives of everyone around them. Based on the novel by Carola Lovering.
  • Cast: Grace Van Patten, Jackson WhiteSonia Mena, Catherine Missal, Alicia Crowder, Branden Cook, Spencer House, Benjamin Wadsworth, Gabriella Pession (recurring), Edmund Donovan (recurring), Natalee Linez (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Meaghan Oppenheimer; EP Emma Roberts, Karah Preiss, Laura Lewis, Shannon Gibson; D/EP Jonathan Levine
  • Studio: 20th Television, Belletrist Productions, Rebelle Media, Vice Studios, Refinery29
  • Premieres: 2022

THIS FOOL
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in working-class South Central Los Angeles, Julio Lopez is a 30-year-old who still lives at home, who has been dating his girlfriend on and off since high school and finds any excuse to avoid dealing with his own problems. Julio works at Hugs Not Thugs, a gang rehabilitation nonprofit, where he butts heads with his older cousin Luis, an ex-gang member.
  • Cast: Chris Estrada, Frankie Quinones, Michelle Ortiz, Laura Patalano, Julia Vera, Michael Imperioli (recurring), Fabian Alomar (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP/D Pat Bishop; W/EP Chris Estrada, Jake Weisman, Matt Ingebretson; EP Fred Armisen, Jonathan Groff
  • Studio: ABC Signature
  • Premieres: August 12, 2022

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: The life of a messy but perfectionist relationship therapist and single mother is turned right-side-up when her father gets out of prison and moves in with her and her teenage son.
  • Cast: Kerry Washington, Delroy Lindo
  • Team: W/EP Tracy McMillan; SR/EP Yvette Lee Bowser; EP Kerry Washington, Delroy Lindo, Pilar Savone, Joy Gorman Wettels, Jen Braeden
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Onyx Collective, Anonymous Content, Simpson Street Productions
  • Premieres: 2023

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Sammy Davis Jr. rose from childhood stardom on the vaudeville stage to become one of the most famous African American entertainers of the 1950s and '60s (and the only Black member of Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack). At the same time, he spent most of his career surrounded by controversy and ridicule - over his affairs with white film stars, his 1960 marriage to Swedish actress May Britt, his conversion to Judaism, his closeness to the Kennedys (and later Richard Nixon), and his problems with alcohol and drugs. Based on the novel In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr. by Wil Haygood.
  • Cast: Elijah Kelley
  • Team: W/EP/D Lee Daniels; EP Marc Toberoff; Co-EP Thomas Westfall; P Elijah Kelley, Wil Haygood
  • Studio: 20th Television, Lee Daniels Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2023

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in New York City in the waning days of 1999, the musical romantic comedy will follow the extraordinary story of one ordinary couple, as they fall in love - and discover that the single greatest obstacle to finding happiness together might just be themselves - and the treacherous world of memories, obsessions, fears and fantasies that lives inside their heads.
  • Cast: Mae Whitman 
  • Team: W/EP Steven Levenson, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel; EP Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Jennifer Todd; D/EP Thomas Kail
  • Studio: 20th Television, Old 320 Sycamore Productions
  • Premieres: 2023

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: The 19th century adventures of George Washington "Wash" Black - an 11-year-old boy on a Barbados sugar plantation who must flee after a shocking death threatens to upend his life. Based on the novel by Esi Edugya.
  • Cast: Sterling K. Brown, Ernest Kingsley Jr., Iola Evans, Eddie Karanja, Edward Bluemel, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Tom Ellis, Rupert Graves, Shaunette Renée Wilson (recurring), Charles Dance (recurring), Billy Boyd (recurring), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (recurring), Julian Rhind-Tutt (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Selwyn Seyfu Hinds; EP Sterling K. Brown, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, Lindsay Williams, DJ Goldberg, Anthony Hemingway, Jennifer Johnson; Co-P Esi Edugya
  • Studio: 20th Television, Indian Meadows Productions, The Gotham Group
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: A Jewish family separated at the start of World War II is determined to reunite. Based on the novel by Georgia Hunter
  • Cast: Joey King
  • Team: W/EP Erica Lipez; EP Joey King, Georgia Hunter, Jennifer Todd
  • Studio: 20th Television, Old 320 Sycamore
  • Premieres: 2023