It was Hulu’s turn at the Television Critics Association press tour today where the streaming giant continued its push into original drama series following recent successes with the likes of “11.22.63” and “The Path”.
We already know that they have an event series adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a sci-fi anthology series titled “Dimension 404,” and a TV series version of “The Warriors” on the way with all expected sometime in 2017.
Before the year’s end though they’re set to premiere two more original series. The first is “Chance” with “House” star Hugh Laurie returning to television for the psychological thriller series based on the novel by Kem Nunn. Laurie plays a forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness.
The series, much like HBO’s “Vice Principals,” comes with a built-in end – the streaming giant planning two seasons of ten episodes each with no more to come after that. Check out the first trailer below, the show premieres October 19th:
Then there’s “Shut Eye” which sees “Burn Notice” star Jeffrey Donovan returning to television for a darkly comedic look at the underground world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them.
Donovan plays a disgruntled player in the gang who starts to experience visions that may or may not be real and make him question his cynical world view. KaDee Strickland and Isabella Rossellini also star in the series which premieres December 7th