[04/12/19 - 10:48 AM] Hulu's Spring/Summer 2019 Programming Slate Newly announced premieres include "Veronica Mars" on July 26 and "Four Weddings and a Funeral" on July 31.
[via press release from Hulu]
HULU'S SPRING/SUMMER 2019
Episode Count: 10
Premiere Date: All episodes, April 19
Cast: Ramy Youssef, Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, May Calamawy, Dave Merheje, Laith Nakli and Steve Way.
Crew: RAMY is written, executive produced, created by and starring Youssef, executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael, A24's Ravi Nandan, showrunner Bridget Bedard and co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, and produced by A24.
Synopsis: Ramy Hassan is a first generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. RAMY will bring a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it's like being caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.
Premiere Date: Friday, May 3 (theatrical), Saturday, June 1 (Hulu)
Synopsis: Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.
INTO THE DARK
ALL THAT WE DESTROY
Premiere Date: Friday, May 3
Cast: Israel Broussard, Aurora Perrineau, Dora Madison, with Frank Whaley and Samantha Mathis.
Crew: Directed by Chelsea Stardust and Written by Sean Keller & Jim Agnew
Synopsis: A geneticist who fears that her son may be becoming a serial killer, creates a group of clones in an attempt to cure him of his psychopathic tendencies by allowing him to relive the murder of his first victim.
THEY COME KNOCKING
Premiere Date: Friday, June 7
Cast: Clayne Crawford, Josephine Langford, Lia Mchugh and Robyn Lively.
Crew: Directed by Adam Mason and written by Shane & Carey Van Dyke
Synopsis: After losing his wife to cancer, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip where he finds his family in the crosshairs of terrifying supernatural entities.
Premiere Date: Thursday, July 4
Cast: Martha Higareda, Richard Cabral, Shawn Ashmore, Barbara Crampton and Creed Bratton.
Crew: Directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero and written by James Benson, Efren Hernandez and Gigi Saul Guerrero.
Synopsis: This thriller follows a young Mexican woman in pursuit of the American Dream, who crosses illegally into the United States, only to find herself in an American nightmare.
Episode Count: 6
Premiere Date: All episodes, May 17
Cast: Christopher Abbott (Yossarian), Kyle Chandler (Colonel Cathcart), George Clooney (Scheisskopf), Hugh Laurie (Major de Coverley), Giancarlo Giannini (Marcello), Tessa Ferrer (Nurse Duckett), Jay Paulson (Chaplain), Daniel David Stewart (Milo), Austin Stowell (Nately), Rafi Gavron (Aarfy), Graham Patrick Martin (Orr), Pico Alexander (Clevinger), Jon Rudnitsky (McWatt), Gerran Howell (Kid Sampson), Lewis Pullman (Major Major), Harrison Osterfield (Snowden), Julie Ann Emery (Marion) and Grant Heslov (Doc Daneeka).
Crew: Catch-22 is executive produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov on behalf of Smokehouse Pictures, along with Richard Brown and Steve Golin on behalf of Anonymous Content. Luke Davies and David Michôd are co-writers and executive producers for the series. The six-part limited series from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content is directed by Clooney, Heslov and Ellen Kuras, who also serves as producer. Each directed two episodes.
Synopsis: Based on Joseph Heller's seminal novel of the same name, Catch-22 is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian (Abbott), a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.
Episode Count: 30
Premiere Date: June 2 on FX, June 3 on Hulu (weekly)
Crew: The Weekly is produced by The New York Times and Left/Right. Executive producers of The Weekly are Mat Skene, Jason Stallman, Sam Dolnick, Stephanie Preiss, Ken Druckerman, and Banks Tarver.
Synopsis: The Weekly brings the unparalleled journalism of The New York Times to the screen for the first time. Each half-hour episode features a Times journalist investigating one of the most pressing issues of the day. With more than 1,550 journalists scattered across 160 countries, the Times produces 2,500 stories a week - investigative reports, political scoops, cultural dispatches. And each week, The Weekly chooses to tell one of these stories in a visual and unforgettable way. FX has the first-run North American rights to The Weekly, in partnership with Hulu, which will be the exclusive SVOD streaming home to new episodes of the series the day after air.
THE HANDMAID'S TALE
Episode Count: 13
Premiere Date: Wednesday, June 5 (weekly)
Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, Ann Dowd, O-T Fagbenle, Max Minghella, Samira Wiley and Bradley Whitford
Crew: The Handmaid's Tale is executive produced by Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken, Eric Tuchman and Mike Barker. The series is produced by MGM Television.
Synopsis: Season Three of THE HANDMAID'S TALE is driven by June's resistance to the dystopian regime of Gilead and her struggle to strike back against overwhelming odds. Startling reunions, betrayals, and a journey to the terrifying heart of Gilead force all characters to take a stand, guided by one defiant prayer: "Blessed be the fight."
Episode Count: 8
Premiere Date: Wednesday, July 10 (weekly)
Cast: The series stars Academy Award nominees Samantha Morton and Lesley Manville, Jessica Brown-Findlay and Liv Tyler.
Crew: Harlots is entirely written, directed and produced by women: Co-creators Moira Buffini and Alison Newman also serve as Executive Producers alongside Alison Owen, Debra Hayward and Alison Carpenter. Season 3 is written by Moira Buffini, Jane English, Vivienne Harvey and Jessica Ruston, and directed by Robin Sheppard, Chloe Thomas and Debs Paterson, with Pat Tookey-Dickson producing. Harlots is produced by Monumental Television, part of ITV Studios and distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, Harlots continues to follow the fortunes of the Wells family. Margaret (Samantha Morton) has been sent to America in chains and Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville) is vanquished and in Bedlam. It seems that the Wells girls can finally free themselves of their mother's feud, helped by allies such as Lady Fitz (Liv Tyler). But Charlotte Wells (Jessica Brown-Findlay) soon learns that running a lucrative brothel brings enemies as well as friends, including new pimp in town Isaac Pincher (Alfie Allen). Meanwhile Lydia still finds a way to bite, even in her darkest hour. Inspired by the stories of real women, Harlots is a powerful family drama as explored from the female perspective.
Episode Count: 8 episodes
Premiere Date: All episodes, July 26
Cast: The series stars Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars, Jason Dohring as Logan Echolls and Enrico Colantoni as Keith Mars. Guest cast includes J.K. Simmons as Clyde Prickett, Patton Oswalt as Penn Epner, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Nicole, Ryan Hansen as Dick Casablancas, Clifton Collins Jr. as Alonzo, Max Greenfield as Leo, Percy Daggs III as Wallace, David Starzyk as Big Dick, Francis Capra as Weevil, and Izabela Vidovic as Matty Ross.
Crew: Created and executive produced by Rob Thomas and executive produced by Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Dan Etheridge and Kristen Bell.
Synopsis: Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town's lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the family of one of the victims to find their son's killer, Veronica is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave's wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast's answer to Daytona Beach.
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
Episode Count: 10
Premiere Date: Wednesday, July 31 (weekly)
Cast: The series stars Zoe Boyle, Nathalie Emmanuel, Guz Khan, Sophia La Porta, Harish Patel, Nikesh Patel, John Reynolds, Rebecca Rittenhouse and Brandon Mychal Smith.
Crew: Four Weddings and a Funeral pilot script is written by Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton. The series is executive produced by Mindy Kaling, Tracey Wigfield, Richard Curtis, Matt Warburton, Jonathan Prince, Howard Klein of 3Arts Entertainment, Charlie Grandy, Tristram Shapeero and Charles McDougall (Ep. 1 & 2). The series is produced by MGM Television and Universal Television, with MGM serving as the lead studio.
Synopsis: Four American friends reunite for a fabulous London wedding. But after a bombshell at the altar throws their lives into turmoil, they must weather a tumultuous year of romance and heartbreak. Relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course, there are four weddings... and a funeral.
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[07/02/20 - 11:24 PM] Development Update: Thursday, July 2 Updates include: FOX extends options on all six of its pilots; The CW cancels "Katy Keene" after one season; and CBS's "Big Brother" inches closer to return.
[07/02/20 - 09:04 AM] Video: "Father Soldier Son" - Official Trailer - Netflix This intimate documentary follows one military family over the course of 10 years, becoming an intergenerational exploration of the meaning of sacrifice, purpose and American manhood in the aftermath of war.