Hulu has released some new looks at upcoming series Shrill, The Act, and Catch-22.
Based on Lindy West’s novel Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, with Ali Rushfield showrunning, Shrill centers on Annie (Aidy Bryant), a plus-size young woman who desperately wants to change her life – but not her body. The series follows Annie as she deals with a rocky love life, a sick parent, and a boss whose expectations of her aren’t always realistic.
In addition to Bryant, Shrill stars Lolly Adefope (Miracle Workers), Luka Jones (People of Earth), Ian Owens (The B.S. Club), and John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Itch). The series will release all six of its first-season episodes on Wednesday, March 15th.
Based on Buzzfeed article “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered” by Michelle Dean, with Nick Antosca (Channel Zero) showrunning, The Act is a seasonal true crime anthology whose first season follows Gypsy Blanchard (Joey King), a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother. Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.
In addition to King, The Act stars Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora), AnnaSophia Robb (The Carrie Diaries), Chloe Sevigny (Big Love), and Calum Worthy (Austin & Ally). The series debuts Wednesday, March 20th with two episodes while subsequent episodes will follow every Wednesday.
Based on the Joseph Heller novel, with Luke Davies (Lion) and David Michod (The Rover) executive producing, Catch-22 follows U.S. Air Force bombardier Yossarian (Christopher Abbot) as he deals with the frustrations of active combat and his own army continually increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.
In addition to Abbot, Catch-22 stars Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), George Clooney (ER), Hugh Laurie (House), Giancarlo Giannini (Quantum of Solace), Rafi Gavron (A Star is Born), Josh Bolt (Nowhere Boy), and Pico Alexander (A Most Violent Year), among other. The series debuts all six of its episodes Friday, May 17th.