It is Hulu’s turn at the Television Critics Association press tour, and a bunch of announcements were made in regards to the streamer.
First up, the Emmy-winning series “The Handmaid’s Tale” has been renewed for a fourth season, though a premiere date hasn’t been set at yet. The order comes toward the end of the show’s currently airing third season and reports indicate viewership for the third season is up by a whopping 40% on last year.
Next, they’ve set a bunch of premiere dates starting with the third season of “Runaways” on December 13th, the Abigail Spencer-led hyper-noir revenge series “Reprisal” on December 6th, and the Kat Dennings-led comedy “Dollface” on November 15th. The full seasons of each will be available on those dates,
Third comes word that Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will guest star in an unspecified role on the second season of the Ramy Youssef-led comedy series “Ramy” which returns in 2020. Youssef plays first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood.
Fourth is news that Amy Schumer has signed a first-look deal with Hulu. The initial project under the pact is new comedy series “Love, Beth” which is a ten-episode, half-hour show in which Schumer plays the title character. Further specifics are under wraps.
Finally, they’ve released the first teaser for its upcoming adaptation of John Green’s young adult novel “Looking for Alaska” which launches October 18th. The eight-episode limited series follows teenager Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter, as he enrolls in boarding school. He falls in love with Alaska Young, and finds a group of loyal friends when all are impacted by an unexpected tragedy.