Hulu is beginning to really ramp up their original content, with the acquisition of The Mindy Project (after FOX cancelled it) and several upcoming shows like The Way (starring Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, Hannibal’s Hugh Dancy and True Detective’s Michelle Monaghan) and the event series 11/22/63, based on the Stephen King novel, from executive producer J.J. Abrams and starring James Franco.
Today, at the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour, Hulu revealed they will now be releasing episodes of their new series on a weekly basis, no longer following the pattern set by Netflix of releasing an entire season at once.
Said Hulu’s Craig Erwich, to the room of TV journalists, “With all of our new originals, we will release episodes weekly. We want to give viewers the opportunity to discover their favorite shows every week. Like you, we value the shared experience and the joy of the watercooler that is television. This will also allow us to get the shows out to our audiences faster without waiting until full series completion. And we want to give you, the writers, time to discover and hopefully celebrate these shows as well. And don’t forget, with an on demand service like Hulu, once a series airs, all episodes will be available at once for many years to come as part of our collection.”
The Mindy Project: Season 4’s season premiere will debut September 15th on Hulu, followed October 7th by Casual, a new comedy executive produced by Jason Reitman. 11/22/63 and The Way will debut sometime in 2016. / Source
The actor has been tapped to co-star in Hulu’s straight-to-series Jason Katims drama The Way, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Based on a script Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) and his True Jack Productions head of development Michelle Lee and created with Parenthood alum Jessica Goldberg last year, The Way examines a family at the center of a controversial faith-based movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power. Each hourlong episode will take an in-depth look at what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want. The 10-episode straight-to-series drama will go into production in September in New York for a premiere in early 2016.
Dancy will play Cal Roberts, is the charismatic face of The Way. He’s entangled in a complicated relationship with two other members of the movement, Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) and her conflicted husband, Eddie (Aaron Paul). Cal will battle personal demons and bold ambition as he strives to take the organization into its next generation.
The drama hails from Universal Television, where Katims’ True Jack is based. Goldberg will write and executive produce the series, alongside with Katims and Lee. Mike Cahill (Another Earth) will direct the pilot.
The casting comes as Dancy is wrapping the third and final season of Hannibal on NBC, which canceled the drama in June after only three episodes of its third season had been broadcast. The cast were subsequently released from their contracts though showrunner Bryan Fuller — and Dancy — have expressed faith that the critical darling could continue on, perhaps as a feature film.
Dancy is repped by UTA, United Agents and Gene Parseghian.