the dropout series

Kate McKinnon will deepen her voice to play disgraced entrepreneur and accused con-artist Elizabeth Holmes in the Hulu series The Dropout. Based on the podcast of the same name, the series will track Holmes’ meteoric rise and shocking fall as she created privately held health tech corporation Theranos, and then proceeded to lie about nearly everything.

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high fidelity tv series update

Looks like that High Fidelity TV series originally planned for Disney+ has found a new main squeeze. The series, based on the 2000 comedy starring John Cusack, will now air on Hulu. Disney has a controlling stake in Hulu, so they win either way. The reasoning behind the move? Disney+ is meant to be a more family friendly streaming service, and the High Fidelity TV show is turning out to be more R-rated than Disney anticipated.

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I’m Just F*cking With You Review

(Blumhouse Television and Hulu have partnered for a monthly horror anthology series titled Into The Dark, set to release a full holiday-themed feature the first Friday of every month. Horror anthology expert Matt Donato will be tackling the series one-by-one, stacking up the entries as they become streamable.)

Those (not so secret sociopaths) who cite “April Fools” as their favorite holiday are in for a treat thanks to Into The Dark’s April offering I’m Just F*cking With You. Director Adam Mason blends serial killings with “practical jokes” and creates Hayes MacArthur’s Chester Conklin – a sleazy motel manager/bartender/Hawaiian shirt enthusiast with a demented funnybone. He may be one of the series’ most memorable villains yet, but I’m Just F*cking With You is a one-note gag drawn out with elongated delivery. Solid novelty, even if a little more workshopping would have helped.

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marvel's runaways season 3

Marvel’s Runaways will keep on running for another season. The Marvel teen superhero series has been renewed for a third season by Hulu, which picked up another 10 episodes after the fans came together in overwhelming support for the show. The outpouring of support was so strong that Marvel’s announcement of Marvel’s Runaways season 3 renewal came in a video dedicated to the fans.

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Ready to head back to Castle Rock? The second season of the Stephen King-inspired Hulu series has just announced its cast, and the King work from which it’ll be drawing influence. King’s 1987 novel Misery will serve as a jumping-off point for season 2, with Lizzy Caplan set to play deranged nurse Annie Wilkes – a role made famous by Kathy Bates in the Misery film adaptation. Other new cast members include Tim Robbins, Elsie Fisher, and Garrett Hedlund. More on the Castle Rock season 2 cast below.  Read More »

American Crime Story proved that true crime could be addicting television, and each season could tell a complete new story. Hulu’s new series The Act is about to tell you a more recent true crime story. Season one is about Gypsy Rose Blanchard (Joey King), whose mother Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette) was committing Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy, keeping her daughter sick so she could keep taking care of her. Gypsy eventually found a man online, Nick Godejohn to kill Dee Dee so she could escape.

Nick Antosca, the creator of Channel Zero and a writer on Hannibal, brought The Act to Hulu. His co-creator on the series is Michelle Dean, author of the 2016 Buzzfeed article that brought this case to national attention. Dean is also a producer and writer on The Act and lead the writer’s room. Her article also became the subject of the HBO documentary. Mommy Dead and Dearest.

“The show though isn’t a factual retelling of the case,” Dean told /Film in a separate interview. “It’s more inspired by the case, something like that. Over the years this case has become like an ocean for me of information. Apprehending that ocean is a big part of constructing the show.”

Antosca spoke with /Film about adapting the true story into eight episodes of television. He’s also in the works on a Chucky TV series with Child’s Play creator Don Mancini, as part of his overall deal with Univesral Content Productions. The Act premieres on Hulu today.

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Spotify Hulu Deal

Do you have Spotify Premium? If so, congrats – you now have Hulu, too! If you sign up for it, that is. Now through June, Spotify Premium subscribers can sign up for Hulu’s ad-supported plan for no additional cost. And if you already have Hulu, you can still qualify through a few simple steps. As far as package deals go, this one is worth scooping up.

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ramy trailer

“What are your goals for this life?” It’s a heavy question that comes at the end of the Ramy trailer, and it’s greeted with an amusing answer – something that seems to reflect this series as a whole. Ramy is a new comedy series from Hulu and A24 about a first generation Egyptian-American in the midst of a spiritual journey, and it looks wonderful. Watch the Ramy trailer below.

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The Act trailer

After her chameleonic performance in Showtime’s Escape at Dannemora, Oscar winner Patricia Arquette is heading back to television. This time, Arquette joins young actress Joey King (The Kissing Booth, Fargo) in the first season of Hulu’s The Act, an anthology series that tells true crime stories, and it looks like she delivers another standout performance here, too. Check out the trailer for The Act below. Read More »

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Howard the Duck Animated Series

Marvel Studios surprised us all during the Television Critics Association panels by revealing an exciting new partnership with Hulu for four new animated series based on comic books. MODOK, Tigra & Dazzler, Hit-Monkey and Howard the Duck are all getting their own animated shows before joining forces with each other for a crossover series called The Offenders. That’s certainly one way for Marvel to kickstart their streaming projects again after Netflix canceled all of the shows that formed The Defenders.

Kevin Smith is the one tasked with bringing the hilariously raunchy space-hopping mallard Howard the Duck to life in animated form. You might be worried that his animated experience only extends to a short-lived Clerks animated series, but thankfully, he’s working with Aqua Teen Hunger Force‘s Dave Willis to what promises to be a wacky sci-fi comic book comedy. Now Smith has revealed which comics are influencing their Howard the Duck animated series, and he’s also seen footage from MODOK and Hit-Monkey, both of which sound extremely promising.

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