Hulu today revealed premiere dates for its upcoming 2019 originals, including the streaming service’s Into the Dark horror event series from Blumhouse Television. Two new installments will premiere: The April Fools’ Day-themed I’m Just F*cking With You on Friday, April 5 and Mother’s Day-themed All That We Destroy on Friday, May 3. The Into the Dark series includes 12 feature-length episodes, released each month and inspired by a holiday, featuring Blumhouse’s signature genre/thriller spin on the story.
I’m Just F*cking With You, which is an upcoming SXSW Narrative Spotlight feature, tells the story of a man and his sister on the way to a family wedding, who endure a night of increasingly frightening practical jokes during a one-night stay at a secluded motel. The installment stars Keir O’Donnell, Hayes MacArthur and Jessica McNamee, was written by Gregg Zehenter & Scott Barkan, and directed by Adam Mason. Deftones’ Chino Moreno will serve as a composer for the episode.
All That We Destroy follows a geneticist who fears that her son may be becoming a serial killer and creates a group of clones in an attempt to cure him of his psychopathic tendencies. Therefore allowing him to relive the murder of his first victim. The installment stars Samantha Mathis, Israel Broussard, Aurora Perrineau, Dora Madison and Frank Whaley, was written by Sean Keller and Jim Agnew, and directed by Chelsea Peters.
Previously announced, new comedy series Shrill starring Aidy Bryant will debut all six episodes on Wednesday, March 15. Shrill follows Annie (Bryant), a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent and a perfectionist boss. Shrill stars Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones, Ian Owens and John Cameron Mitchell. The series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Elizabeth Banks, showrunner Ali Rushfield, Lindy West, Andrew Singer of Broadway Video and Max Handelman of Brownstone Productions. Rushfield, West and Bryant serve as co-writers. The series is produced by Warner Bros., Broadway Video, and Brownstone Productions.
Hulu’s 2019 originals also include the comedy Ramy, which will debut all 10 episodes on Friday, April 19. Ramy Hassan (Ramy Youssef) is a first generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. Ramy will bring a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like being caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences. The series stars Youssef, Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, May Calamawy, David Merheje, Laith Nakli and Steve Way. Ramy is written, executive produced, created by and starring Youssef, and executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael, A24’s Ravi Nandan, showrunner Bridget Bedard and co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, and produced by A24.
Ask Dr. Ruth, the latest documentary to join Hulu’s 2019 originals slate will debut on Hulu on Friday, May 10 with a 20-plus market theatrical release on Friday, May 3. Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution. Ask Dr. Ruth is directed by Ryan White and produced by Rafael Marmor, White, Jessica Hargrave and Christopher Leggett.
Additionally, Hulu’s upcoming original limited series The Act will debut Wednesday, March 20 with two episodes, and subsequent episodes released every Wednesday on Hulu. The Act is a seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories. The first season follows Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother. Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder. The Act stars Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Chloë Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb and Calum Worthy. Based on the article Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter to Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom to Be Murdered by Michelle Dean, the series is written and executive produced by Dean and Nick Antosca alongside Greg Shephard and Britton Rizzio who also serve as executive producers.