Hulu has announced premiere dates for three forthcoming titles, including Under the Bridge, Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told, and The Contestant.
The streaming service also released the teaser trailer for Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story and the trailer for We Were the Lucky Ones. Read on to check out Hulu’s spring programming slate.
HULU SPRING 2024 TITLES
EXTRAORDINARY SEASON 2 (March 6, 2024)
Extraordinary Season 2 will premiere on March 6 on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in select territories. The comedy series consists of eight episodes, which will all drop at once.
Season two picks up where season one spectacularly left off, following Jen (Máiréad Tyers) on her powers journey as she enrolls as a client at the power Clinic, but quickly discovers that the process isn’t as easy as she’d hoped.
Things with ex-cat, now-boyfriend Jizzlord (Luke Rollason) aren’t smooth sailing either: with Jizz’s unexpected past back in the picture, Jen is dealing with a new level of adulting that she’s definitely not ready for. And Kash (Bilal Hasna) and Carrie (Sofia Oxenham) are trying to be totally mature and dignified about their break-up, which is not easy when they’re still living under the same roof with Jen and Jizz.
Written by series creator Emma Moran, a stand-out debut writer, and directed by Toby MacDonald and Jennifer Sheridan. Extraordinary is executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris for Sid Gentle Films, the production company behind Killing Eve, and Charles Dawson, Johanna Devereaux, and Emma Moran. The series is produced by Charlie Palmer and Abíólá Rufai-Awójídé.
DAVEY & JONESIE’S LOCKER (March 22, 2024)
All ten episodes of the teen comedy series will drop on Hulu at launch.
Davey & Jonesie’s Locker follows Davey and Jonesie, two lovably eccentric best friends who have always felt out of step with their peers and the banal backdrop of their high school existence. So, when they discover their locker is actually a portal to the multiverse, they’re more than ready to escape their teenage prison of mediocrity in favor of new horizons.
But the joke is on them when they only end up in bizarre, alternate versions of their high school, surrounded by offbeat versions of their classmates. Fortunately, these audacious and creative besties are ready to make the most of this vacation from reality by leaving their mark on every universe they visit…even if it means choosing interdimensional chaos while they’re at it. Worth it for the vibes.
The series stars Veronika Slowikowska, Jaelynn Thora Brooks, Dan Beirne, Emily Piggford, Nikko Angelo Hinayo, Erika Swayze, Sydney Topliffe, Kevin Osea, Alexa Yaphe, Parker Lauzon, Evany Rosen, and James Hartnett.
This series is produced in association with Hulu and Prime Video with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund. Production credits for the series include executive producers Mark J.W. Bishop, Matt Hornburg, Diane Rankin, Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy, A.J. Trauth, and Evany Rosen, who serves as showrunner as well.
The co-executive producers are Donna Luke, and the writer is Stephanie Kaliner. Blue Ant Studios’ rights division holds international rights.
WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES (March 28, 2024)
We Were the Lucky Ones is coming soon to Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories. Three of the eight episodes will debut at launch, and episodes will then premiere weekly.
Based on Georgia Hunter’s New York Times bestselling novel, the television adaptation of We Were the Lucky Ones is a limited series inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of WWII. The series follows them across continents as they do everything in their power to survive and reunite.
We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how the human spirit can endure and even thrive in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment. The series is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds.
The limited series is executive produced and written by Erica Lipez (Julia, The Morning Show), who also serves as showrunner. Thomas Kail (Fosse/Verdon) directs and executive produces along with Jennifer Todd, who will also executive produce for Old 320 Sycamore.
Adam Milch and Amit Gupta will executive produce, and We Were the Lucky Ones author Georgia Hunter will co-executive produce. The Hulu Originals series is a production of 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios.
UNDER THE BRIDGE (April 17, 2024)
Coming soon to Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories. Two of the eight episodes debut at launch, and episodes will then premiere weekly.
Under the Bridge is based on acclaimed author Rebecca Godfrey’s book about the 1997 true story of fourteen-year-old Reena Virk, who went to join friends at a party and never returned home. The Hulu limited series takes us into the hidden world of the teenagers accused of the savage murder, revealing startling truths about the unlikely killer.
The series was adapted for the screen by Quinn Shephard and is executive-produced by Samir Mehta, Liz Tigelaar, Stacey Silverman (Best Day Ever), Shephard, Godfrey, and Tara Duncan. Riley Keough will executive produce with Gina Gammell (Felix Culpa). Geeta Patel will direct the pilot and first as an executive producer on that episode. The series is produced by ABC Signature.
THANK YOU, GOODNIGHT: THE BON JOVI STORY (April 26, 2024)
Coming soon to Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in all other territories. All four episodes will drop at once.
Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story is an all-access docuseries chronicling the epic past and uncertain future of one of the most recognizable bands in the world and its front-man, Jon Bon Jovi. A 40-year odyssey of rock and roll idolatry on the precipice as a vocal injury threatens to bring everything to a screeching halt.
Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story joins the band in February 2022 and follows their real-time journey with its fits and starts as they attempt to chart out their future. As thrilling as the story of a once-in-a-lifetime talent is, it is rare that a legend like Jon Bon Jovi lets the world into his most vulnerable moments while he’s still living them.
40 years of personal videos, unreleased early demos, original lyrics, and never-before-seen photos that chronicle the journey from Jersey Shore Clubs to the biggest stages on the planet. The series relives the triumphs and setbacks, greatest hits, biggest disappointments, and most public moments of friction.
Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story is directed and executive produced by multiple Emmy Award winner Gotham Chopra (Kobe Bryant’s Muse, Man in the Arena, Tom vs. Time). The film is also executive produced by Giselle Parets and Ameeth Sankaran for ROS, and it is produced and edited by Alex Trudeau Viriato, who played a critical, creative role in shaping the series.
VANDERPUMP VILLA (Spring 2024)
Coming soon to Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories.
Decadence and debauchery collide in Vanderpump Villa, a 10-episode unscripted docu-drama following Lisa Vanderpump’s hand-selected staff as they work, live, and play at an exclusive French estate: Chateau Rosabelle.
Each scintillating episode follows the elite staff as they try to provide luxurious, once-in-a-lifetime, Vanderpump-curated experiences for guests while dealing with rivalries, romances, and raucous misadventures that come from living and working together 24/7.
From firework-filled proposals and opulent events at the chateau to unbelievable excursions and outrageous confrontations in the French countryside, each day at the Chateau brings nonstop heartfelt, humorous, and heated moments from staff and guests alike.
All the while, Lisa evaluates whether this is the team to make her “pop-up” experience a permanent reality and add to her ever-growing empire. But will this unparalleled–yet unorthodox–crew be able to rise to the occasion and meet both the guests’ and Lisa’s great expectations?
The Vanderpump Villa staff includes Stephen Alsvig (“Events Coordinator”), Anthony Bar (“Executive Chef”), Marciano Brunette (“Lead Server”), Caroline Byl (“Sous Chef”), Grace Cottrell (“Housekeeper”), Priscila Ferrari (“Server”), Hannah Fouch (“Server”), Eric Funderwhite (“Chateau Manager”), Telly Hall (“Mixologist”), Emily Kovacs (“Housekeeper”), Andre Mitchell (“Mixologist”), and Gabriella Sanon (“Events Coordinator”).
Lisa Vanderpump (Vanderpump Rules) will executive produce under her Villa Rosa production banner, and the series will be produced by Bunim/Murray Productions. Entertainment 360 is also attached as a producer.
THE KARDASHIANS SEASON 5 (Spring 2024)
The Kardashians Season 5 is coming soon to Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories.
The unscripted series features Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian Barker, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner.
Fulwell 73 partner Ben Winston executive produces alongside Emma Conway and Elizabeth Jones, with Danielle King serving as showrunner and executive producer. Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian Barker, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner also serve as executive producers.
FREAKNIK: THE WILDEST PARTY NEVER TOLD (March 21, 2024)
The documentary will premiere on March 21 on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in select territories.
From executive producers Luke Campbell, Jermaine Dupri, and 21 Savage, and masterfully crafted by Mass Appeal & Swirl Films, Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told is a celebratory exploration of the boisterous times of Freaknik, the iconic Atlanta street party that drew hundreds of thousands of people in the ’80s and ’90s, helping put Atlanta on the map culturally.
What began as a Black college cookout soon became known for lurid tales of highway hookups and legendary late-night parties that ultimately led to the festival’s downfall. At its height, Freaknik was a traffic-stopping, city-shuttering juggernaut that has since become a cult classic.
Rooted deep in its history of Civil Rights, thriving Black leadership, and focus on the uplifting of Black culture and education, Atlanta became the only place a festival like this could grow and thrive. Though it ceased over two decades ago, the infamous legacy still resonates through nostalgia and a new generation’s longing for a carefree platform that celebrates and promotes Black excellence, joy, and fortitude.
Featuring appearances by 21 Savage, Lil Jon, Killer Mike, Jalen Rose, Too $hort, Shanti Das, former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Erick Sermon, CeeLo Green, Rico Wade, Kenny Burns, and more, the film offers an intimate glimpse into an enduring legacy, while acknowledging the complexities it introduced into the social fabric and leaving an indelible mark on the cultural landscape of Atlanta and beyond.
Freaknik, The Wildest Party Never Told is executive produced by Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, Jermaine Dupri, 21 Savage, Terry “TR” Ross, Melissa Cooper, Alex Avant and Tresa Sanders. Geraldine L. Porras and P. Frank Williams serve as executive producers, with Porras serving as showrunner and Williams as director. Eric Tomosunas executive produces for Swirl Films, and Peter Bittenbender executive produces for Mass Appeal. Swirl films’ Jay Allen and Nikki Byles serve as producers.
THE CONTESTANT (May 2, 2024)
The documentary is coming soon to Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in select other territories.
This true story of a Japanese reality TV star left naked in a room for more than a year, tasked with filling out magazine sweepstakes to earn food and clothing, prompts innumerable questions about our culture of oversharing.
Before the onslaught of reality television in the West, there was an ominous harbinger in Japan of what was to come in our oversharing-obsessed culture. The Contestant traces the experience of aspiring comedian Tomoaki Hamatsu, nicknamed Nasubi, who unwittingly became an extreme case study.
In 1998, Nasubi thought he was attending an audition when a successful Japanese TV producer, Toshio Tsuchiya, enlisted him to take part in a challenge. Tsuchiya led Nasubi into a room, ordered him to strip naked, and left him with a stack of magazines. Nasubi’s task was to fill out contest coupons in order to win what he needed to survive — food, clothing, appliances, etc.— until he reached the prize goal of one million yen.
Although Nasubi could have left at any time, he stayed for months with a fierce determination to complete his mission. He was cut off from all contact with his family and the world except for occasional interactions with Tsuchiya.
What Nasubi didn’t realize was that his experiences were being broadcast to over 15 million people in a TV show called Denpa Shonen: A Life in Prizes. Without his knowledge or consent, Nasubi became the most famous television personality in Japan.
While parts of Nasubi’s infamy have been recounted before on YouTube and This American Life, director Clair Titley and producer Megumi Inman bring a revelatory depth of insight by interviewing Nasubi, Tsuchiya, and others close to them. The filmmakers explore further twists in Nasubi’s life after Denpa Shonen to deliver the most WTF story in this year’s documentary selection.
Written and directed by Clair Titley, the documentary was produced by Megumi Inman, Andee Ryder, Ian Bonhôte, and Denpa Shonen. The narrator is Fred Armisen.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.