While DC has taken aim at adult audiences with its animated Harley Quinn series, Marvel has yet to attempt to attract the attention of that same demographic. But that’s about to change with Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., an animated Hulu series that was announced about a year ago. We’ve known for a while that Patton Oswalt would be providing the voice of the huge-headed Marvel character, but now the rest of the voice cast has officially been announced, and he’ll be joined by a ton of great performers, including Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), and more. Read on for the full list.
Read More »
In a new approach to Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel of the same name, Hulu’s High Fidelity TV series puts Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road) in the lead role of Rob Brooks as she takes a look back at the five biggest heartbreaks in her life, all so she can figure out why she keeps having her heart broken. John Cusack starred in the film adaptation from back in 2000, and the latest High Fidelity TV series trailer shows the spirit of the film and the lead character have both been kept intact. Read More »
Reese Witherspoon is quickly becoming a major player in the TV realm, and she’s following up her AppleTV+ series The Morning Show with another streaming series called Little Fires Everywhere. This one has some serious Big Little Lies energy to it, with Witherspoon playing the matriarch of a rich, seemingly idyllic family who finds herself at odds with a mysterious new neighbor, played by Kerry Washington.
Check out the intense new trailer below, in which someone tries to burn Witherspoon’s character alive. In the immortal words of Ron Burgundy, “boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast.” Read More »
Steve Martin and Martin Short are currently touring with their two-man comedy show, but the legendary performers and former Three Amigos co-stars have yet another reunion on the horizon. During the Hulu panel at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, the streaming service announced that Martin and Short will star in an untitled true crime comedy series. Get the details below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2020 by Fred Topel
Hulu brought fan favorite series Veronica Mars back for a fourth season last summer. Creator Rob Thomas had plans to continue producing short seasons and star Kristen Bell was on board to return. So it was surprising when Thomas said in November that there are no plans for a fifth season.
Hulu SVP of Originals Craig Erwich gave an executive session for the Television Critics Association today. He addressed questions about why the streamer is not proceeding with Veronica Mars.
Read More »
In the raging seas of Peak TV, when more than 530 scripted comedies and dramas aired last year, the Hulu series Shrill was a pleasant surprise. Saturday Night Live star Aidy Bryant brought a relatable, messy energy to her role as Annie, an overweight writer who embraces her appearance and whose creativity begins to spark when she publishes an essay against her boss’s will. The second season is coming to Hulu in just a few days, and the latest trailer shows how Annie is dealing trying to take control of her life, both personally and professionally. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 by Fred Topel
The Handmaid’s Tale producer Warren Littlefield was at the Television Critics Association winter press tour for a Fargo season four panel. As Hulu and MGM recently acquired the rights to adapt author Margaret Atwood’s recently published sequel The Testaments, we asked Littlefield if the two shows could run concurrently on Hulu, but it sounds like the sequel will actually follow the end of the other. Read More »
As far as I’m concerned, Alex Garland is two for two as a director so far. Both Ex Machina and Annihilation are fantastic, challenging, mesmerizing movies, so I’m naturally very excited to see what he does with Devs, his tech thriller TV series which debuts in a couple of months. And I’m even more excited about the show after seeing its first full trailer, which FX released online today. Check it out below to remind you how badly you’ve needed some Nick Offerman in your life. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Welcome to Tranquillum House, Melissa McCarthy.
That’s the name of the fictional health-and-wellness facility in Nine Perfect Strangers, an upcoming Hulu series based on the latest novel from Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. Big Little Lies veteran Nicole Kidman has already been cast as the overseer of the facility, and McCarthy will play one of nine people who show up searching for a little R&R…only to discover that things may not be quite what they seem.
Read More »
It’s all about 808s and heartbreak for Zoe Kravitz, who stars in the Hulu’s High Fidelity series, based on the Nick Hornby novel of the same name. But this a new High Fidelity for a modern age, taking only loose inspiration from the 1995 Hornby novel, which is likely best known by the John Cusack 2000 classic feature film. Watch the High Fidelity teaser below.
Read More »