The Path creator Jessica Goldberg has revealed that the Hulu series has been cancelled after three seasons.
Sadly, The Path is not coming back but it has been the most amazing experience! And im@so thankful to all of you for watching!
— Jessica Goldberg (@JessRoses07) April 24, 2018
The cancellation of The Path comes as Hulu has been reshaping its scripted brand in the wake of The Handmaid’s Tale becoming a critical and commercial darling. The streamer has already concluded the likes of Casual, Difficult People, and Chance, shows that predated the Margaret Atwood adaptation and didn’t generate much in the way of buzz, with its second wave of programming including Future Man, Marvel’s Runaways, and The Looming Tower. The Path was Hulu’s first venture into prestige drama and helped pave the way for it to be taken seriously as a purveyor of original scripted content, so the series, which ended fairly conclusively, leaves the streamer in a better place than when it debuted.
The Path followed the evolution of Meyerism, a religious movement that comes to prominence thanks to its public works and accusations of being a cult. Primarily focusing on the tangled relationship between Eddie (Aaron Paul), a convert to Meyerism who married into the faith; Sarah (Michelle Monaghan), Eddie’s wife who was born into the faith and rises to prominence within its ranks; and ambitious Meyerist leader Cal (Hugh Dancy), the series also chronicled the struggles of the movement to attain mainstream legitimacy, the jostling for power within the organization, and the complicated role faith can play in one’s life.
In addition to Paul, Monaghan, and Dancy, The Path starred Emma Greenwell (Shameless), Kyle Allen (1 Night), Rockmond Dunbar (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), and Paul James (Greek).
The series finale of The Path was released last month on Hulu.