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Hulu Fall 2020 Original Programming Slate

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Hulu has announced the movie and titles coming to the streaming service this fall. The Hulu Fall 2020 original programming slate included the following series and films (click on the titles for more info):

Hulu Fall 2020 Series

Woke (Comedy Series)

Premiere Date: September 9 (8 Episodes)

Synopsis: Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight, comedy series Woke takes an absurd look at identity and culture as it follows Keef, an African-American cartoonist finally on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes everything. With a fresh outlook on the world around him, Keef must now navigate the new voices and ideas that confront and challenge him, all without setting aflame everything he’s already built.

Cast: Lamorne Morris, T. Murph and Blake Anderson.

Crew: Woke is developed by Marshall Todd and Keith Knight. The co-creators serve as executive producers alongside showrunner Jay Dyer, Maurice “Mo” Marable, Aeysha Carr, Richie Schwartz, John Will, Will Gluck, and Eric Christian Olsen. Kate Schumaecker will serve as executive producer on the pilot. The series is a co-production between ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television Inc.

PEN15 Season 2 (Comedy Series)

Premiere Date: September 18 (7 Episodes)

Synopsis: Pen15 is an R-rated “traumedy” set in middle school as it really happened in the year 2000. Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine play versions of themselves as thirteen-year-old outcasts, surrounded by actual thirteen-year-olds. In this world, seventh grade never ends and the pains of growing up are inevitable.

Cast: Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle.

Crew: From the Awesomeness studio, Pen15 is created, written and executive produced by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle and Sam Zvibleman. Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Becky Sloviter of The Lonely Island, Marc Provissiero and Brooke Pobjoy from Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, and Vera Santamaria and Debbie Liebling also serve as executive producers.

Monsterland (Drama Series)

Premiere Date: October 2 (8 Episodes)

Synopsis: Encounters with mermaids, fallen angels, and other strange beasts drive broken people to desperate acts in Monsterland, an anthology series based on the collection of stories from Nathan Ballingrud’s “North American Lake Monsters.”

Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Jonathan Tucker, Charlie Tahan, Nicole Beharie, Hamish Linklater, Marquis Rodriguez, Bill Camp, Michael Hsu Rosen, Taylor Schilling, Roberta Colindrez, Adria Arjona, Trieu Tran, Kelly Marie Tran, Mike Colter and Adepero Oduye.

Crew: Monsterland is created, written, and executive produced by Mary Laws (“The Neon Demon,” “Succession,” “Preacher,”) and executive produced by Babak Anvari (“Under the Shadow,” “Wounds,”), Lucan Toh (“An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn,” “Under the Shadow,” “Wounds,”), Megan Ellison, and Sue Naegle. Ali Krug will serve as Co-EP. The series is produced by Annapurna Television.

Helstrom (Drama Series)

Premiere Date: October 16 (10 Episodes)

Synopsis: As the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer, Helstrom follows Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon), and their complicated dynamic, as they track down the worst of humanity — each with their own attitude and skills.

Cast: Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon, Elizabeth Marvel, Robert Wisdom, Ariana Guerra, June Carryl and Alain Uy.

Crew: Created for television and executive produced by Paul Zbyszewski along with Karim Zreik and Jeph Loeb. Helstrom is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios, part of Disney Television Studios.

Eater’s Guide to the World (Unscripted Series)

Premiere Date: November 11 (7 Episodes)

Synopsis: Discover the most surprising culinary destinations in Eater’s Guide to the World. Join narrator Maya Rudolph on a quest to find the most unexpected places to score an epic meal, while drinking and dining with the locals along the way.

Cast: Maya Rudolph

Crew: Lauren Cynamon, Chad Mumm, Mark W. Olsen and Amanda Kludt serve as executive producers. Vox Media Studios serves as the studio.

No Man’s Land (Drama Series)

Premiere Date: November 18 (8 Episodes)

Synopsis: No Man’s Land dives into the depths of the Syrian civil war through the eyes of Antoine, a young French man in search of his estranged, presumed to be dead sister. While unraveling the mystery, piece by piece, Antoine ends up joining forces with a unit of Kurdish female fighters, fierce women and ISIS’ biggest nightmare, and travels with them in ISIS occupied territory. Antoine’s journey crosses paths with adventurers and anarchists, spies and innocent victims, and provides a unique look at the tragic events in Syria, and the way they affect the entire world.

Cast: Félix Moati, Mélanie Thierry and James Purefoy alongside Souheila Yacoub, Joe Ben Ayed, James Floyd, Dean Ridge, Julia Faure, François Caron and Céline Samie.

Crew: Co-created by Ron Leshem (Euphoria), Maria Feldman (False Flag), Eitan Mansuri (When Heroes Fly), and Amit Cohen (False Flag) and written by Amit Cohen and Ron Leshem in collaboration with Xabi Molia (Commes des rois, Les conquérants). Oded Ruskin (False Flag) will serve as the director for all 8 episodes. No Man’s Land is produced by Maria Feldman for Masha Productions, Eitan Mansuri and Jonathan Doweck for Spiro Films, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal and Carole Scotta for Haut et Court TV, Christian Vesper for Fremantle and co-produced by ARTE France and Versus Production. Fremantle will distribute the series internationally.

Documentaries and Films

The Binge (Film)

Premiere Date: August 28

Synopsis: Set in a time when all drugs and alcohol are illegal, the only day anyone can participate in the “fun” is on Binge Day.

Cast: Skyler Gisondo, Dexter Darden, Eduardo Franco, Vince Vaughn, Grace Van Dien, Tony Cavalero, Zainne Saleh, Marta Piekarz, Esteban Benito, Brittany Garms and Affion Crockett.

Crew: THE BINGE is directed by Jeremy Garelick and written by Jordan VanDina. The film is produced by Jeremy Garelick, Will Phelps, Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, Nicole Stojkovich, Ryan Bennett and Michael Schade. Chris Bongirne and Michael Glassman serve as executive producers. THE BINGE is produced by American High and LD Entertainment.

The Binge

Books of Blood (Film)

Premiere Date: October 7

Synopsis: Based on Clive Barker’s acclaimed and influential horror anthology BOOKS OF BLOOD, this feature takes audiences on a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three uncanny tales tangled in space and time.

Cast: Britt Robertson, Rafi Gavron, Anna Friel, Yul Vazquez and Freda Foh Shen.

Crew: Directed by Brannon Braga, the film is executive producerd by Braga, Seth MacFarlane, Erica Huggins, Alana Kleiman, Brian Witten, Jeff Kwatinetz, Josh Barry, Clive Barker and Adam Simon. The film is co-executive produced by Mark Miller, and produced by Jason Clark and Joe Micucci. The film comes from Fox 21 and Fuzzy Door, headed by MacFarlane and Huggins.

Books of Blood

Bad Hair (Film)

Premiere Date: October 23

Synopsis: In this horror satire set in 1989, BAD HAIR follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

Cast: Elle Lorraine, Vanessa Williams, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox, Jay Pharoah, Kelly Rowland, Blair Underwood, James Van Der Beek and Usher Raymond.

Crew: BAD HAIR is written and directed by Justin Simien. Simien also serves as a producer alongside Julia Lebedev, Angel Lopez, and Eddie Vaisman. Executive Producers include Leonid Lebedev, Oren Moverman, and Alex G. Scott. The film is produced by Sight Unseen in association with Culture Machine.

I Am Greta (Documentary)

Premiere Date: November 13

Synopsis: In August of 2018, Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old student in Sweden, starts a school strike for the climate. Her question for adults: if you don’t care about her future on earth, why should she care about her future in school? Within months, her strike evolves into a global movement. Greta, a quiet Swedish girl on the autism spectrum, is now a world famous activist. The team behind I AM GRETA has been following the young activist from her very first day of school strike.

Subject: Greta Thunberg

Crew: Directed by Nathan Grossman and produced by Cecilia Nessen and Fredrik Heinig through B-Reel Films.

Family Programming

Find Me in Paris Season 3 (Teen Drama)

Premiere Date: August 21 (26 Episodes)

Synopsis: Find Me in Paris centers on Lena Grisky, a typical teenage girl attending the Paris Opera Ballet School, the most elite dance institution in the world. But Lena has a secret. She’s a time traveler, accidentally propelled from 1905 into the 21st century. Season 3 follows Lena, as she completes her final year at the Paris Opera Ballet School, and competes against the ballet world’s elite to nail a spot in Company while learning about her true identity as a Time Travel Heir.

Cast: Jessica Lord, Eubha Akilade, Castle Rock, Terique Jarrett, Christy O’Donnell, Sean Og Cairns, Audrey Hall, Caitlin Rose Lacey, Chloe Fox, Isabelle Allen and Jake Swift.

Crew: Find Me in Paris is written by Jill Girling and Lori Mather, and directed by Matt Bloom, Robert Burke and Ronan Burke. The series comes from Cottonwood Media, Opéra national de Paris, ZDF and ZDF Enterprises.

Madagascar: A Little Wild (Animated Kids Series)

Premiere Date: September 7 (6 Episodes)

Synopsis: Loveable foursome Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo steal the show in Madagascar: A Little Wild, from executive producer Johanna Stein (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) and co-executive producer Dana Starfield (Monster High: Welcome to Monster High) Capturing the iconic personalities of each of the four dynamos, Madagascar: A Little Wild showcases the team as kids residing in their rescue habitat at the Central Park Zoo. They might be small, but like everybody who lands in New York City, these little guys have big dreams and Madagascar: A Little Wild will follow all of their adventures.

Cast: Shaylin Becton, Tucker Chandler, Amir O’Neil, Luke Lowe, Jasmine Gatewood, Eric Petersen

Crew: Executive producer Johanna Stein, co-executive producer Dana Starfield

The Mighty Ones (Animated Kids Series)

Premiere Date: November 9 (10 Episodes)

Synopsis: In every backyard, a secret world exists filled with tiny creatures. The Mighty Ones follows the hilarious adventures of a group of creatures: a twig, a pebble, a leaf and a strawberry. These best friends, self-named “The Mighty Ones,” live in an unkempt backyard belonging to a trio of equally unkempt humans whom they mistake for gods. Despite their diminutive stature, The Mighty Ones are determined to live life large and always have fun in their wild world.

Cast: Josh Brener, Alex Cazares, Jessica McKenna and Jimmy Tatro

Crew: The series is executive produced by Sunil Hall (Pickle and Peanut) and Lynne Naylor (Samurai Jack).

Animaniacs (Animated Series)

Premiere Date: November 20 (13 Episodes)

Synopsis: They’re back! Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister Dot, have a great time wreaking havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet. After returning to their beloved home, the Warner Bros. water tower, the Animaniacs waste no time in causing chaos and comic confusion as they run loose through the studio, turning the world into their personal playground. Joining Yakko, Wakko and Dot, fan-favorite characters Pinky and the Brain will also return to continue their quest for world domination

Cast: Rob Paulsen (“Yakko Warner” & “Pinky”), Tress MacNeille (“Dot Warner”), Jess Harnell (“Wakko Warner”) and Maurice LaMarche (“The Brain”)

Crew: Steven Spielberg returns as executive producer of the series, with Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, and Amblin Television Co-Presidents Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank also serving as executive producers. Animaniacs is produced by Amblin Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Animation.

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