HULU ORIGINALS | FALL 2021 SLATE
Premiere Date: September 2, 2021(binge)
Synopsis: TrollsTopia is thriving like never before as the trolls come together to hold their first election for Secretary of Skate, start a community garden, and welcome Tiny Diamond’s newest (and imaginary) friend, Shiny Diamond! Featuring a troll-tastic musical performance written and directed by Holly Darlin’ herself and an out-of-this-world surprise party, TrollsTopia is bound to get you on your feet and feeling the beat!
Cast: Skylar Astin, Amanda Leighton, David Fynn, Ron Funches, Kenan Thompson, Megan Hilty, Jeanine Mason, Kevin Michael Richardson, Sam Haft, and Sean Krishnan.
Credits: Executive produced by Matthew Beans.
THE D’AMELIO SHOW
Premiere Date: September 3, 2021 (binge)
Genre: Unscripted Series
Synopsis: From relative obscurity and a seemingly normal life, to overnight success and thrust into the Hollywood limelight overnight, the D’Amelios are faced with new challenges and opportunities they could not have imagined. Charli, who at 16 became one of the biggest celebrities with over 150 million followers combined and #1 on the TikTok platform in less than a year, has the world at her fingertips and is working to balance fame and family, life with dancing, running a budding empire, making new friends in LA and battling the naysayers online. Her sister Dixie, is now 19 and experiencing her own overnight rise to fame with over 78 million followers combined, one of the fastest growing YouTube channels and ranked within the Top 10 Most Followed Creators on TikTok. Dixie is now pursuing a music career in LA. For mom Heidi and dad Marc, raising teenagers is hard enough before adding in a cross-country move, supporting their daughters’ dreams and doing the best they can to stay close as a family and protect their girls from the dark side of fame, while also trying to adjust to life in Hollywood.
Cast: Marc D’Amelio, Heidi D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, and Charli D’Amelio.
Credits: Executive produced by Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman on behalf of The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), an Industrial Media Company, with showrunner Sara Reddy executive producing.
WU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA
Premiere Date: September 8, 2021 (weekly)
Genre: Drama Series
Synopsis: The Clan is disillusioned with life in the projects, and Bobby knows that success in the music industry could be their ticket to better lives. But getting the Clan members to drop everything for music isn’t easy. The resentment between Dennis, Sha, Power and Divine still runs deep, while the other Clan members struggle dealing with intercity life. This time around, Bobby is dedicated to authenticity and though he knows he can lead his crew through the challenges of the music business, the Clan’s fractures may prove too much to overcome.
Cast: Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson, Julian Elijah Martinez, Marcus Callender, Zolee Griggs, TJ Atoms, Dave East, Johell Young, Uyoata Udi, and Damani Sease.
Credits: Alex Tse, The RZA, Method Man, Brian Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey.
THE NEW YORK TIMES PRESENTS: MOVE FAST & VAPE THINGS
Premiere Date: September 17, 2021
Genre: Documentary Feature
Synopsis: Two Stanford graduate students had an inspired idea and an idealistic mission: create an e-cigarette that would help millions of people stop smoking. How did the founders of Juul lose their way and end up accused of addicting a whole new generation?
NINE PERFECT STRANGERS
Finale Date: September 22, 2021 (weekly)
Genre: Limited Series
Synopsis: Based on The New York Times bestselling book by author Liane Moriarty, “Nine Perfect Strangers” takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort’s director, Masha, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine “perfect” strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon, Luke Evans, Bobby Cannavale, Regina Hall, Samara Weaving, Melvin Gregg, Asher Keddie, Grace Van Patten, Tiffany Boone and Manny Jacinto.
Credits: From David E. Kelley, Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories, Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films, and Endeavor Content. Jonathan Levine directs all eight episodes of the series and serves as executive producer alongside Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Jodi Matterson for Made Up Stories, Nicole Kidman and Per Saari for Blossom Films, Liane Moriarty, showrunner David E. Kelley, John Henry Butterworth, Molly Allen, Samantha Strauss and Melissa McCarthy. The series is co-written by David E. Kelley, John Henry Butterworth and Samantha Strauss.
THE CROODS: FAMILY TREE
Premiere Date: September 23, 2021 (binge)
Synopsis: Following the events in the feature film “The Croods: A New Age”, two very different families join forces to create a new community, an us-against-the-world, cave person co-op on the most amazing farm in the history of prehistory!
Cast: Kiff Vandenheuvel, Amy Landecker, Ally Dixon, AJ Locascio, Artemis Pebdani, Darin Brooks, Matthew Waterson, Amy Rosoff, and Kelly Marie-Tran.
Executive producers: Mark Banker and Todd Grimes.
Premiere Date: October 7, 2021 (binge)
Genre: Food Competition Series
Synopsis: Passionate amateur bakers will go head-to-head with seasoned professionals in each episode of “Baker’s Dozen”. Join hosts Tamera Mowry-Housley (FOX’s “The Masked Singer,” Hallmark’s “Home & Family” and Hallmark’s “Christmas Comes Twice”) and Bill Yosses (Author and former White House Pastry Chef) for this fast-paced competition series that will determine the best baker of all! Which of the 13 bakers has what it takes to create the next viral baking sensation, win the golden rolling pin and take home the cash prize?
Hosts: Tamera Mowry-Housley and Bill Yosses.
Credits: Executive Produced by Sandy Varo Jarrell, Suzanne Rauscher, Justin Rae Barnes and Tara Seiner for Bright Spot Content, an All3Media America company.
Premiere Date: October 13, 2021 (weekly, 3 episodes at launch)
Genre: Limited Series
Synopsis: From Executive Producer Danny Strong and starring and executive produced by Michael Keaton, “Dopesick” examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Big Pharma, to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA. Defying all the odds, heroes will emerge in an intense and thrilling ride to take down the craven corporate forces behind this national crisis and their allies. The limited series is inspired by the New York Times bestselling book by Beth Macy.
Cast: Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, with Kaitlyn Dever and Rosario Dawson.
Credits: Written by Emmy winner, Danny Strong (“Empire,” “Recount,” “Game Change”) and directed by Oscar winner, Barry Levinson (“Paterno,” “Rain Man”). Executive producers for Dopesick include Strong, John Goldwyn (“Dexter”), Keaton, Levinson, Warren Littlefield (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Fargo,” “The Old Man”), Beth Macy (“Dopesick”) and Karen Rosenfelt (“Twilight”). The limited series is based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same name by Beth Macy, coming to Hulu from 20th Television and The Littlefield Company.
ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING
Finale Date: October 19, 2021 (weekly)
Genre: Comedy Series
Synopsis: From the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman comes a comedic murder-mystery series for the ages. “Only Murders In The Building” follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.
Cast: Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Aaron Dominguez and Amy Ryan.
Credits: From co-creators and writers Steve Martin and John Hoffman (“Grace & Frankie,” “Looking”). Martin and Hoffman will executive produce along with Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Jamie Babbitt, “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.
THE NEXT THING YOU EAT
Premiere Date: October 21, 2021 (binge)
Genre: Unscripted Docu-Series
Synopsis: From chef David Chang and Academy Award–winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville, “The Next Thing You Eat” is a six-episode docuseries that explores the seismic changes happening all around us and what they mean for the way we’ll eat in the future. Chang and a diverse cast of characters dive headfirst into what lies ahead, including everything from robots, to lab-grown fish, to insect farms, to artificial intelligence calling all the shots.
Cast: David Chang
Credits: David Chang (EP), Morgan Neville (EP), Caitrin Rogers (EP), Christopher Chen (EP), Dave O’Connor (EP), Chris Ying (EP), Dominic Musacchio (Showrunner)
TASTE THE NATION: HOLIDAY EDITION
Premiere Date: November 4, 2021 (binge)
Genre: Unscripted Docu-Series
Episodes: 4-Part Holiday Edition
Synopsis: In “Taste the Nation,” award-winning host, executive producer and cookbook author Padma Lakshmi, who recently received her 3rd Emmy nomination, 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.
“Taste the Nation” returns this Fall for a special 4-part “Holiday Edition” where each episode will highlight unique traditions through the lens of a different immigrant culture and city, like Korean New Year in Los Angeles and Cuban Christmas in Miami.
Cast: Padma Lakshmi
Credits: Executive produced by Padma Lakshmi along with Part2 Pictures’ David Shadrack Smith.
Premiere Date: November 5, 2021 (binge)
Genre: Animated Series
Synopsis: Yakko, Wakko and Dot return for an all-new season of this iconic, family-friendly series with something for everyone: pop culture parodies, musical showstoppers, takedowns of historical baddies…and even some important safety tips. Join the Warners and Pinky and the Brain as they wreak havoc everywhere they go, from the Warner Bros. lot to an international beauty pageant and all the way into outer space. And keep an eye out for season one favorites Starbox & Cindy, as well as some rejected Animaniacs characters that were left on the cutting room floor.
Cast: Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell, and Maurice LaMarche.
Credits: Steven Spielberg returns as executive producer of the series, with Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, Amblin Television Co-Presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey also serving as executive producers. Wellesley Wild serves as showrunner and executive producer. Gabe Swarr serves as co-executive producer. “Animaniacs” is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation.
THE CURSE OF VON DUTCH
Premiere Date: November 18, 2021 (binge) NEW ANNOUNCEMENT
Genre: Docuseries (Three 60-minute episodes)
Synopsis: “The Curse of Von Dutch” chronicles the unbelievable true story behind the rise and fall of the 2000s most iconic fashion trend. In this epic character-driven saga, Venice Beach surfers, gangsters, European garmentos and Hollywood movers and shakers all vie for control of the infamous brand — pushing it from obscurity to one of the most recognizable labels on Earth. After a decade of backstabbing, greed, and bloodshed, their lives – and pop culture – will never be the same.
Credits: Directed by Andrew Renzi, produced by The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), an Industrial Media company, and executive produced by IPC’s Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman, Sheila Conlin, and Andrew Renzi.
Premiere Date: November 19, 2021 (binge)
Genre: Comedy Series
Synopsis: In season two of “The Great,” Catherine finally takes the Russian throne for her own — but if she thought coup-ing her husband was difficult, it’s nothing compared to the realities of ‘liberating’ a country that doesn’t want to be. She’ll battle her court, her team, even her own mother in a bid to bring the enlightenment to Russia. Meanwhile she’ll also battle her heart as Peter slowly transitions from much-hated husband, to prisoner? Ally? Lover? Ultimately Catherine will learn that to change a country, you must let it change you, that there is a fine line between idealism and delusion, and that becoming ‘Great’, will ask more of her than she could have imagined.
Cast: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow.
Credits: Created, written and executive produced by Tony McNamara and executive produced by Marian Macgowan, Mark Winemaker, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Echo Lake’s Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding, Thruline’s Josh Kesselman and Ron West, and Matt Shakman. The project is produced by Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.