It was Hulu’s turn at the Television Critics Association press tour yesterday with numerous trailers, premiere dates and new show announcements made by the now fully Disney-run streamer.
The Elle Fanning-led “The Great,” about the rise of a young Catherine the Great in a “genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia” will premiere Friday May 13th. Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge and Sacha Dhawan co-star.
The animated comedy “Solar Opposites,” co-created by “Rick & Morty” alums Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan, revolves around a family of aliens from a better world who must take refuge in middle America. All eight episodes will launch Friday, May 8th.
Finally “Ramy” will release its entire ten-episode second season all at once on Friday May 29th. The series charts the spiritual journey of a first-generation, Egyptian-American (Ramy Youssef) in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. Mahershala Ali will guest star this season.
Untitled Martin/Short Series
Steve Martin and Martin Short, currently touring their two-man comedy show, are teaming again for an untitled true crime comedy series for Hulu with a straight-to-series handed out to the currently untitled program. The story follows three strangers who share an obsession with true crime – and then suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. Martin co-created the show with John Hoffman (“Grace & Frankie”), and those two will executive produce.
DreamWorks Animation has done a multi-year streaming deal with Hulu, with the first three projects of that deal announced. “Madagascar: A Little Wild” will follow the original characters as kids living in the rescue habitat at the Central Park Zoo, “TrollsTopia” follows Poppy and other characters from the upcoming sequel film, and “The Mighty Ones” which follows three best friends (a twig, a pebble and a strawberry) and the three humans whom they mistake for gods.
Hulu premiered new trailers for the Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington-led “Little Fires Everywhere,” the Zoe Kravitz-led “High Fidelity,” the Elle Fanning-led “The Great,” the romance drama “Normal People,” and the Hilary Clinton documentary “Hillary”: