The TCA Winter 2022 Press Tour continued yesterday as Hulu followed Disney Branded Television in revealing details on several of its upcoming new and returning series.
The one I’m most excited about is “The Orville: New Horizons” which is the third season of the Seth McFarlane sci-fi dramedy. It moves to Hulu for the new season and the teaser released shows the series quality hasn’t declined at all.
Here are all the news and trailers released by Hulu this week for the TCA’s:
CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS
“Conversations with Friends” follows Frances, a 21 year old college student, as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time. She is observant, cerebral and sharp.
Her ex-girlfriend, now best friend, Bobbi is self-assured, outspoken and compelling. Though they broke up three years ago, Frances and Bobbi are virtually inseparable and perform spoken word poetry together in Dublin.
It’s at one of their shows that they meet Melissa, an older writer, who is fascinated by the pair. Bobbi and Frances start to spend time with Melissa and her husband, Nick, a handsome but reserved actor.
While Melissa and Bobbi flirt with each other openly, Nick and Frances embark on an intense secret affair that is surprising to them both. Soon the affair begins to test the bond between Frances and Bobbi, forcing Frances to reconsider her sense of self, and the friendship she holds so dear.
The series stars Alison Oliver (Frances), Joe Alwyn (Nick), Sasha Lane (Bobbi), and Jemima Kirke (Melissa), and is based on the award-winning debut novel by Sally Rooney.
It will premiere sometime in May 2022. Here is a teaser clip:
Hulu’s limited series “The Dropout,” tells the real-life story of Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye?
“The Dropout” stars Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes and Naveen Andrews as Sunny Balwani. The limited series also includes guest stars Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kate Burton, Michel Gill, LisaGay Hamilton, William H. Macy, Elizabeth Marvel, Laurie Metcalf, Dylan Minnette, Alan Ruck, Sam Waterston, Michaela Watkins and more.
The series comes to Hulu from Searchlight Television and 20th Television. This is Searchlight Television’s first production.
It will premiere on March 3, 2022. Here is the first trailer:
THE GIRL FROM PLAINVILLE
“The Girl From Plainville” is inspired by the true story of Michelle Carter’s unprecedented “texting-suicide” case. Based on the Esquire article of the same name by Jesse Barron, the limited series explores Carter’s relationship with Conrad Roy III and the events that led to his death and, later, her conviction of involuntary manslaughter.
The series stars Elle Fanning (Michelle Carter), Chloë Sevigny (Lynn Roy), Colton Ryan (Conrad “Coco” Roy III), Cara Buono (Gail Carter), Kai Lennox (David Carter), and Norbert Leo Butz (Conrad “Co” Roy II).
It will premiere on March 29, 2022, and Hulu released a teaser video:
LIFE & BETH
Amy Schumer returns to television as Beth, whose life looks pretty great on paper. Impressive to everyone she grew up with, she makes a good living as a wine distributor. She’s also in a long term relationship with a successful guy and lives in Manhattan.
When a sudden incident forces Beth to engage with her past, her life changes forever. Through flashbacks to her teen self, Beth starts to learn how she became who she is and who she wants to become, and in the process begins building a bigger, bolder and more authentic life.
Michael Cera co-stars, along with Susannah Flood, Violet Young, Kevin Kane, Yamaneika Saunders, Laura Benanti, Larry Owens, Michael Rapaport, Rosebud Walker and LaVar Walker.
It will premiere on March 18, 2022, and here is the first trailer:
Hulu has announced the coming-of-age dramedy’s third season will be its last. The third and final season will drop Wednesday, June 15, with all eight episodes releasing at once.
This season finds Victor (Michael Cimino) going on a journey of self-discovery — not only deciding who he wants to be with, but more broadly, who he wants to be.
With their post-high-school-plans looming, Victor and his friends are faced with a new set of problems that they must work through to make the best choices for their futures.
The series also stars Rachel Hilson, Anthony Turpel, Bebe Wood, Mason Gooding, George Sear, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, James Martinez, Ana Ortiz, Anthony Keyvan and Ava Capri.
THE ORVILLE: NEW HORIZONS
Seth MacFarlane’s epic space adventure series “The Orville” returns exclusively as a Hulu original series in June 2, 2022.
Set 400 years in the future, “The Orville: New Horizons” finds the crew of the U.S.S. Orville continuing their mission of exploration, as they navigate both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships.
The ensemble cast includes MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Jessica Szohr and Anne Winters.
Hulu has released this sneak peek of a space battle and new opening credits:
Disney’s Onyx Collective has ordered “The Plot” 8-episode limited series, based on the best-selling novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
It will be executive produced and starTwo-Time OscarⓇ Winner Mahershala Ali. He will play struggling author Jake, who commits an act of literary theft that changes his life irrevocably. Now, someone knows his secret and is threatening him…and we will see just how far Jake will go to protect himself and the life he’s built.
Season 2 of the Lamorne Morris-led comedy “Woke” will debut Friday, April 8, 2022, with all 10 episodes released at once.
Morris stars as San Francisco cartoonist Keef Knight, who is now a popular activist on the rise when the new season opens. He’s facing a world where ‘woke’ has become big business. Can Keef and his friends bring about real change, or is it just about the dollars? And can Keef navigate this new world without destroying what he’s become?