Hulu revealed its plan for the first four months of 2018 today and included within are the return of a critical darling and the debut of two new dramas.
Kicking things off next year will be the third season of cult drama The Path, which will premiere Wednesday, January 17th. The 13-episode affair finds Meyerism having grown exponentially with Eddie as the new Guardian of the Light, but he’s faced with the question of whether he’ll have to assume full control of Meyerism in order to take it to the next level. Meanwhile, Cal finds himself troubled by the demons of his past and Sarah questioning her faith puts her on the path toward salvation.
Wednesday, February 28th finds the series premiere of The Looming Tower, a drama based on the Pulitzer winning novel The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. Through following members of an I-49 squad in New York and Alec Station in D.C., the series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. The Looming Tower stars Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Tahir Rahim (A Prophet), Wrenn Schmidt (Outcast), Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire), and Peter Sarsgaard (The Killing).
Neil Cross (Luther) drama Hard Sun will be Hulu’s new entry for March. Starring Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe) and Agyness Deyn (Clash of the Titans) and premiering Wednesday, March 7th, the series follows the complicated partnership between corrupt Detective Robert Hicks (Sturgess), a family man whose ethics halt while on the job, and incorruptible Detective Elaine Renko (Deyn), whose personal damage motivates her to do better for the citizens at large. Though the two distrust one another, they’ll have to figure out a way to work together and stop the end of the world from arriving.
Finally, Hulu will be premiering the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale in April 2018. The next season of the Emmy favorite, which became the firs streaming show to win a Best Series Emmy this past September, will focus on Offred trying to free her future child from the horrors of Gilead.