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[03/06/20 - 10:03 AM]
Hulu's Spring 2020 Original Programming Slate
Newly announced premieres include "Crossing Swords" (June 12) and "Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi" (June 19).

[via press release from Hulu]

HULU'S SPRING 2020 ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING SLATE

HILLARY

Premiere Date: March 6, 2020 (binge)

Episode Count: 4

Genre: Docuseries

Synopsis: A remarkably intimate portrait of a public woman, Hillary interweaves revealing moments from never-before-seen 2016 campaign footage with biographical chapters of her life. Featuring exclusive interviews with Hillary Rodham Clinton herself, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, friends and journalists, the series examines how she became at once one of the most admired and vilified women in the world.

Crew: Directed by Nanette Burstein and executive produced by Burstein, Howard T. Owens and Ben Silverman for Propagate.

INTO THE DARK: CRAWLERS

Premiere Date: March 6, 2020

Genre: Horror Series

Synopsis: On Saint Patrick's day - a night of wild parties and drunken revelry - three unlikely friends band together to save a college town from a vicious horde of body-switching aliens.

Cast: Jude Demorest, Pepi Sonuga, Giorgia Whigham, Olivia Liang, Cameron Fuller

Crew: Written by Catherine Wignall & Mike Gan and directed by Brandon Zuck.

BIG TIME ADOLESCENCE

Premiere Date: In Select Theaters March 13, 2020, on Hulu March 20, 2020

Genre: Comedy Film

Synopsis: A seemingly bright and mostly innocent 16-year-old named Mo (Griffin Gluck) attempts to navigate high school under the guidance of his best friend Zeke (Pete Davidson), an unmotivated-yet-charismatic college dropout. Although Zeke genuinely cares about Mo, things start to go awry as he teaches Mo nontraditional life lessons in drug dealing, partying, and dating. Meanwhile, Mo's well-meaning dad (Jon Cryer) tries to step in and take back the reins of his son's upbringing.

Cast: Pete Davidson, Griffin Gluck, Jon Cryer, Emily Arlook, Colson Baker (aka "Machine Gun Kelly"), Thomas Barbusca, Oona Laurence, Sydney Sweeney

Crew: Written and directed by Jason Orley.

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE

Premiere Date: March 18, 2020

Episode Count: 8

Genre: Limited Series

Synopsis: Based on Celeste Ng's 2017 bestseller, Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Josh Jackson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jade Pettyjohn, Jordan Elsass, Gavin Lewis, Megan Stott, Lexi Underwood

Crew: Produced by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine, Kerry Washington's Simpson Street and ABC Signature Studios. Liz Tigelaar (Life Unexpected, Casual) will serve as creator, showrunner and executive producer. The series is also executive produced by Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Lauren Levy Neustadter, Pilar Savone and Lynn Shelton. Author Celeste Ng serves as producer.

MARGARET ATWOOD: A WORD AFTER A WORD AFTER A WORD IS POWER

Premiere Date: March 20, 2020

Genre: Documentary

Synopsis: The film crew keeps pace with Atwood as she jets to speaking engagements around the world, visits the set of The Handmaid's Tale and takes a family holiday. The film explores Atwood's early days in the Canadian wilderness and as a shining star of the CanLit scene. Atwood's novels will be explored, including her latest, The Testaments, the highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid's Tale. Personal stories will be shared by friends, family and by the author herself.

Cast: Margaret Atwood, Carl Artwood, Harold Atwood, Ruth Atwood

Crew: Directed by Nancy Lang and Peter Raymont and executive produced by Steve Ord and Peter Pearson.

FUTURE MAN

Season: Third and Final Season

Premiere Date: April 3, 2020 (binge)

Episode Count: 8

Genre: Comedy Series

Synopsis: Convicted of time crimes and sentenced to death by entertainment, Josh, Tiger, and Wolf become fugitives, on the run through time, trying desperately to evade capture while clearing their names and fixing the big mess of history they've made along the way.

Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson

Crew: Created and executive produced by Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Matt Tolmach, James Weaver and Ben Karlin executive produce alongside Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Future Man is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

NORMAL PEOPLE

Season: 1

Premiere Date: Spring 2020 (binge)

Episode Count: 12

Genre: Drama Series

Synopsis: Based on Sally Rooney's New York Times best-selling novel, Normal People tracks the tender but complicated relationship of Marianne and Connell from the end of their school days in a small-town in west Ireland to their undergraduate years at Trinity College. At school, he's well-liked and popular, while she's lonely, proud and intimidating. But when Connell comes to pick up his mother from her cleaning job at Marianne's house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers - one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they're both studying in Dublin and Marianne has found her feet in a new social world but Connell hangs at the side lines, shy and uncertain.

Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal

Crew: Directed by Lenny Abrahamson (ROOM) and Hettie McDonald. The series is executive produced by Ed Guiney (THE FAVOURITE, THE LOBSTER, Dublin Murders), Andrew Lowe (THE FAVOURITE, ROOM, THE LOBSTER), Emma Norton (ROSIE, A DATE FOR MAD MARY), and Anna Ferguson (No Offense, Prisoners' Wives) for Element Pictures. Sally Rooney and Lenny Abrahamson will also serve as executive producers. Endeavour Content will serve as the international distributor. Normal People is an Element Pictures production for Hulu and BBC Three.

SOLAR OPPOSITES

Season: 1

Premiere Date: May 8, 2020 (binge)

Episode Count: 8

Genre: Adult Animation

Synopsis: Co-created by Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty) and Mike McMahan (ex-writer's assistant on Rick & Morty), Solar Opposites centers around a team of four aliens escape their exploding home world only to crash land into a move-in ready home in suburban America. They are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambroni) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love humans and all their TV, junk food and fun stuff. Their mission: protect the Pupa, a living super computer that will one day evolve into its true form, consume them and terraform the Earth.

Cast: Justin Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack

Crew: Co-created and executive produced by Mike McMahan and Justin Roiland. Josh Bycel also serves as executive producer.

THE GREAT

Season: 1

Premiere Date: May 15, 2020 (binge)

Episode Count: 10

Genre: Comedy Series

Synopsis: The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia's history. Season One is a fictionalized, fun and anachronistic story of an idealistic, romantic young girl, who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter. Hoping for love and sunshine, she finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court onside. A very modern story about the past which encompasses the many roles she played over her lifetime as lover, teacher, ruler, friend, and fighter.

Cast: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi, Belinda Bromilow

Crew: Created, written and executive produced by Oscar(R)-nominated writer Tony McNamara (THE FAVOURITE) and executive produced by Marian Macgowan, Thruline's Josh Kesselman and Ron West, Echo Lake's Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding, Elle Fanning, Mark Winemaker and Matt Shakman. The series is from Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.

RAMY

Season: 2

Premiere Date: May 29, 2020 (binge)

Episode Count: 10

Genre: Comedy Series

Synopsis: The Golden Globe(R) Award-winning actor Ramy Youssef returns to Hulu for his critically-acclaimed performance in the Hulu Original comedy series Ramy. The series follows first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan (Youssef) who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. Ramy brings a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it's like to be caught between a religious community who believes life is a moral test, and a millennial generation that doubts an afterlife even exists. In the second season, Ramy delves further into his spiritual journey, finding a new Muslim community and embracing a deeper commitment to his faith.

Cast: Ramy Youssef, Mahershala Ali, Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, May Calamawy, Dave Merheje, Laith Nakli, Steve Way

Crew: Written, executive-produced, created by and starring Ramy Youssef, executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael, A24's Ravi Nandan, co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, and produced by A24.

CROSSING SWORDS

Season: 1

Premiere Date: June 12, 2020 (binge)

Episode Count: 10

Genre: Adult Animation

Synopsis: Patrick is a good hearted peasant who lands a coveted squire position at the royal castle however his dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when he learns his beloved kingdom is run by a hornet's nest of horny monarchs, crooks and charlatans. Even worse, Patrick's valor made him the black sheep in his family, and now his criminal siblings have returned to make his life hell. War, murder, full frontal nudity - who knew brightly colored peg people led such exciting lives?

Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Adam Ray, Tara Strong, Tony Hale, Luke Evans, Seth Green, Alanna Ubach, Adam Pally, Yvette-Nicole Brown, Maya Erskine, Breckin Meyer, Wendi McClendon-Covey

Crew: Created and written by John Harvatine IV and Tom Root and directed by John Harvatine IV.

TASTE THE NATION WITH PADMA LAKSHMI

Season: 1

Premiere Date: June 19, 2020 (binge)

Episode Count: 10

Genre: Unscripted Series

Synopsis: In Taste the Nation, award winning cookbook author, host and executive producer Padma Lakshmi, takes audiences on a journey across America, exploring the rich and diverse food culture of various immigrant groups, seeking out the people who have so heavily shaped what American food is today. From indigenous communities to recent immigrant arrivals, Padma breaks bread with Americans across the nation to uncover the roots and relationship between our food, our humanity and our history - ultimately revealing stories that challenge notions of identity, belonging, and what it means to be American.

Cast: Padma Lakshmi

Crew: Executive produced by Padma Lakshmi along with Part2 Pictures' David Shadrack Smith and Sarina Roma.





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· CROSSING SWORDS (HULU)
· FUTURE MAN (HULU)
· GREAT, THE (HULU)
· HILLARY (HULU)
· INTO THE DARK (HULU)
· LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE (HULU)
· NORMAL PEOPLE (UNITED KINGDOM) (HULU)
· RAMY (HULU)
· SOLAR OPPOSITES (HULU)
· TASTE THE NATION WITH PADMA LAKSHMI (HULU)





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