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[05/01/20 - 10:01 AM]
Hulu's Early Summer 2020 Original Programming Slate
The streaming service recaps its May and June offerings.

[via press release from Hulu]

HULU'S EARLY SUMMER 2020 ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING SLATE

SOLAR OPPOSITES

Premiere Date: May 8, 2020 (binge)

Season: 1

Episode Count: 8

Genre: Adult Animation Series

Synopsis: Co-created by Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty) and Mike McMahan (ex-writer's assistant on Rick & Morty), Solar Opposites centers around a team of four aliens who escape their exploding home world only to crash land into a move-in ready home in suburban America. They are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambroni) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love humans and all their TV, junk food and fun stuff. Their mission: protect the Pupa, a living super computer that will one day evolve into its true form, consume them and terraform the Earth.

Cast: Justin Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, and Mary Mack.

Crew: Co-created and executive produced by Mike McMahan and Justin Roiland. Josh Bycel also serves as executive producer. 20th Century Fox Television serves as the studio.

INTO THE DARK: DELIVERED

Premiere Date: May 8, 2020

Season: 2

Genre: Horror Series

Synopsis: In Delivered, a pregnant woman's life is upended when she realizes someone close to her has darker plans for her and the baby.

Cast: Tina Majorino, Natalie Paul, Michael Cassidy, and Micah Parker.

Crew: Written by Dirk Blackman. Directed by Emma Tammi. Blumhouse Productions serves as the studio.

THE GREAT

Premiere Date: May 15, 2020 (binge)

Season: 1

Episode Count: 10

Genre: Comedy Series

Synopsis: The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia's history. Season One is a fictionalized, fun and anachronistic story of an idealistic, romantic young girl, who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter. Hoping for love and sunshine, she finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court onside. A very modern story about the past which encompasses the many roles she played over her lifetime as lover, teacher, ruler, friend, and fighter.

Cast: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi, and Belinda Bromilow.

Crew: Created, written and executive produced by Oscar(R)-nominated writer Tony McNamara (THE FAVOURITE) and executive produced by Marian Macgowan, Thruline's Josh Kesselman and Ron West, Echo Lake's Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding, Elle Fanning, Mark Winemaker and Matt Shakman. The series is from Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.

RAMY

Premiere Date: May 29, 2020 (binge)

Season: 2

Episode Count: 10

Genre: Comedy Series

Synopsis: The Golden Globe(R) Award-winning actor Ramy Youssef returns to Hulu for his critically-acclaimed performance in the Hulu Original comedy series Ramy. The series follows first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan (Youssef) who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. Ramy brings a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it's like to be caught between a religious community who believes life is a moral test, and a millennial generation that doubts an afterlife even exists. In the second season, Ramy delves further into his spiritual journey, finding a new Muslim community and embracing a deeper commitment to his faith.

Cast: Ramy Youssef, Mahershala Ali, Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, May Calamawy, Dave Merheje, Laith Nakli, and Steve Way.

Crew: Written, executive-produced, created by and starring Ramy Youssef, executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael, A24's Ravi Nandan, co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, and produced by A24.

WE ARE FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME

Premiere Date: June 5, 2020

Genre: Documentary

Synopsis: Well before the world knew of the Tony award-winning Broadway musicals Hamilton and In The Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda was in an improvisational hip-hop group called Freestyle Love Supreme along with director Thomas Kail and performers Christopher Jackson and Anthony Veneziale. Filmmaker Andrew Fried began chronicling the group in the summer of 2005, documenting the early days of Freestyle Love Supreme beatboxing and rapping on the sidewalks - unaware of how their story would unfold. Fourteen years later, Fried captures them reuniting for a series of shows in New York City that led to a triumphant run on Broadway. Both poignant and inspired, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme recalls the creative dreams of youth and why this show still means so much to these accomplished performers.

Cast: Subjects include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Arthur Lewis, Anthony Veneziale, Christopher Jackson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Chris Sullivan, Bill Sherman, James Monroe Iglehart, Andrew Bancroft and Thomas Kail.

Crew: Directed by Andrew Fried and produced by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jenny & Jon Steingart, Jill Furman, Sarina Roma, Fried and Endeavor Content.

CROSSING SWORDS

Premiere Date: June 12, 2020 (binge)

Season: 1

Episode Count: 10

Genre: Adult Animation Series

Synopsis: Patrick is a good hearted peasant who lands a coveted squire position at the royal castle however his dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when he learns his beloved kingdom is run by a hornet's nest of horny monarchs, crooks and charlatans. Even worse, Patrick's valor made him the black sheep in his family, and now his criminal siblings have returned to make his life hell. War, murder, full frontal nudity - who knew brightly colored peg people led such exciting lives?

Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Adam Ray, Tara Strong, Tony Hale, Luke Evans, Seth Green, Alanna Ubach, Adam Pally, Yvette-Nicole Brown, Maya Erskine, Breckin Meyer, and Wendi McClendon-Covey.

Crew: Created and written by John Harvatine IV and Tom Root and directed by John Harvatine IV. Sony/Stoopid Buddy Stoodios serves as the studio.

INTO THE DARK: GOOD BOY

Premiere Date: June 12, 2020

Season: 2

Genre: Horror Series

Synopsis: When Maggie gets an emotional support dog to help quell some of her anxiety, she finds him to be even more effective than she imagined... because unbeknownst to her, he kills anyone who adds stress to her life.

Cast: Judy Greer, Steve Guttenberg, McKinley Freeman, Ellen Wong, Elise Neal, and Maria Conchita Alonso.

Crew: Written by Aaron and Will Eisenberg. Directed by Tyler MacIntyre. Blumhouse Productions serves as the studio.

LOVE, VICTOR

Premiere Date: June 19, 2020 (binge)

Season: 1

Episode Count: 10

Genre: Young Adult Dramedy Series

Synopsis: Set in the world of the 2018 groundbreaking film "Love, Simon," which was inspired by Becky Albertalli's acclaimed novel, "Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda," the series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.

Cast: Michael Cimino ("Anabelle Comes Home"), Ana Ortiz ("Whiskey Cavalier," "Ugly Betty"), James Martinez ("One Day at a Time"), Isabella Ferreira ("Orange is the New Black"), Mateo Fernandez, Rachel Naomi Hilson ("This Is Us"), Bebe Wood ("The Real O'Neal's," "The New Normal"), George Sear ("Will," "Into the Badlands"), Anthony Turpel ("The Bold and the Beautiful") and Mason Gooding ("Book Smart").

Crew: The film's original writers Isaac Aptaker ("This Is Us") and Elizabeth Berger ("This Is Us") serve as executive producers alongside Brian Tanen ("Grand Hotel"), Jason Ensler ("The Passage"), Isaac Klausner ("The Hate U Give"), Marty Bowen ("First Man"), Adam Fishbach ("Narcos"), Wyck Godfrey ("I, Robot"), Pouya Shahbazian ("Divergent") and Adam Londy. 20th Century Fox Television serves as the studio.

TASTE THE NATION WITH PADMA LAKSHMI

Premiere Date: June 19, 2020 (binge)

Season: 1

Episode Count: 10

Genre: Unscripted Series

Synopsis: In Taste the Nation, award winning cookbook author, host and executive producer Padma Lakshmi, takes audiences on a journey across America, exploring the rich and diverse food culture of various immigrant groups, seeking out the people who have so heavily shaped what American food is today. From indigenous communities to recent immigrant arrivals, Padma breaks bread with Americans across the nation to uncover the roots and relationship between our food, our humanity and our history - ultimately revealing stories that challenge notions of identity, belonging, and what it means to be American.

Cast: Padma Lakshmi

Crew: Executive produced by Padma Lakshmi along with Part2 Pictures' David Shadrack Smith and Sarina Roma. Part2 Pictures serves as the studio.





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· CROSSING SWORDS (HULU)
· GREAT, THE (HULU)
· INTO THE DARK (HULU)
· LOVE, VICTOR (HULU)
· RAMY (HULU)
· SOLAR OPPOSITES (HULU)
· TASTE THE NATION WITH PADMA LAKSHMI (HULU)





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