Still riding high off their much-deserved Emmy wins earlier this year for their adaptation of Margaret Atwood‘s The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu announced on Tuesday that the series will return for its second season in April 2018. The streaming service is also set to premiere the third season of The Path on January 17th, 2018 and begin their new 9/11 limited series The Looming Tower on February 28th, 2018. Post-apocalyptic crime drama Hard Sun will launch on March 7th, 2018.
Here’s a brief overview of what Hulu has coming up for 2018:
The Path (Wednesday, January 17th, 2018)
Cast/Crew: Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Hugh Dancy, Kyle Allen, Emma Greenwell, and Freida Pinto and executive produced by Jessica Goldberg. Executive produced by Jason Katims and Michelle Lee.
Synopsis: A miracle by Eddie Lane went viral, and Meyerism has grown exponentially across the world. As the new Guardian of the Light, Eddie is forced to face the question of whether he can grow the movement without becoming a cult leader. Cal is haunted by dark demons from the past and must come face to face with them in order to defeat them. Sarah questions her faith, and in looking outside the movement for answers, she may discover one of Meyerism’s deepest secrets, and the one person who could put an end to it all!
The Looming Tower (Wednesday, February 28th, 2018)
Cast/Crew: Jeff Daniels (John O’Neill), Tahar Rahim (Ali Soufan), Wrenn Schmidt (Diane Marsh), Bill Camp (Robert Chesney), Louis Cancelmi (Vince Stuart), Virginia Kull (Kathy Shaughnessy), Ella Rae Peck (Heather), Sullivan Jones (Floyd Bennet) with Michael Stuhlbarg (Richard Clarke) and Peter Sarsgaard (Martin Schmidt). Executive produced by Dan Futterman (Showrunner), Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright, Craig Zisk and Adam Rapp. Produced by Legendary Television production for Hulu in the U.S.
Synopsis: Based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning book, The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington, D.C., the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal – trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil.
Hard Sun (Wednesday, March 7th, 2018)
Cast/Crew: Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess. Created and written by Neil Cross (Luther). Produced by Euston Films, and executive produced by Cross, and Kate Harwood.
Synopsis: Sturgess and Deyn play detectives Robert Hicks and Elaine Renko, partners and enemies, who seek to enforce the law and protect their loved ones in a world that every day slips closer to a world-ending natural disaster. Hicks is a family man and a great, committed officer. He’s also profoundly corrupt. Renko is a difficult and damaged, but utterly incorruptible officer. Thus, the two cops stand on different ends of the social and moral spectrum and also seriously distrust one other – and for good reason. But they must somehow learn to work together if they’re going to survive until the end of the world.
The Handmaid’s Tale (April 2018)
Cast/Crew: Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel. Created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller. Executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, and Ilene Chaiken. MGM serves as production house and international distributor for the series.
Synopsis: The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. “Gilead is within you” is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In Season Two, Offred and all our characters will fight against – or succumb to – this dark truth.
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