HULU FALL 2016 PREMIERE DATES
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
Premiere Date: Saturday, September 17
Crew: Directed and produced by Ron Howard. Executive produced by Michael Rosenberg, Guy East, Jeff Jones, Jonathan Clyde, Nicholas Ferrall and produced by Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Brian Grazer.
Synopsis: Based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966), Ron Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.” It will explore their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film will focus on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.
The Mindy Project
Premiere Date: Streaming weekly beginning Tuesday, October 4
Episode Count: 16
Cast: Mindy Kaling, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Beth Grant, Xosha Roquemore and Fortune Feimster.
Crew: Created and executive produced by Mindy Kaling. Executive produced by Matt Warburton, Howard Klein, Charlie Grandy and Michael Spiller.
Synopsis: “The Mindy Project” is a single-camera comedy series created by and starring Emmy(R)-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling, which follows a skilled OB/GYN navigated the tricky waters of both her personal and professional life.
Premiere Date: Streaming weekly beginning Wednesday, October 19
Episode Count: 10
Cast: Hugh Laurie, Gretchen Mol, LisaGay Hamilton, Paul Adelstein, Ethan Suplee and Stefania LaVie Owen.
Crew: Created and executive produced by Alexandra Cunningham and Kem Nunn. Directed and executive produced by Lenny Abrahamson. Executive produced by Michael London, Hugh Laurie and Brian Grazer.
Synopsis: Based on the acclaimed novel by Kem Nunn, “Chance” is a provocative, psychological thriller that focuses on Dr. Eldon Chance (Laurie), a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. After an ill-advised decision regarding an alluring patient who may or may not be struggling with a multiple personality disorder, Dr. Chance finds himself in the crosshairs of her abusive spouse, who also happens to be a ruthless police detective. In over his head, Dr. Chance’s descent into the city’s wayward underbelly, all while navigating the waters of a contentious divorce and tribulations of his teenage daughter, soon spirals into an ever deepening exploration of one of mankind’s final frontiers- the shadowy, undiscovered country of the human mind.
Premiere Date: October
Episode Count: 10
Cast: Leo Howard, Liza Koshy, Adam Hicks, Aislinn Paul, Meghan Rienks, Melvin Gragg, Tyler Chase, Mary Mouser, Chad L. Coleman with Hayes Grier.
Crew: Created and executive produced by Beth Szymkowski. Executive produced by Brian Robbins, Shelley Zimmerman, Chris Grismer and Matt Lewis.
Synopsis: During Saturday detention, bells ring signaling a containment drill and evacuation – not out of the ordinary for a town with a large chemical plant. The 20 students and the basketball coach retreat to the school fallout shelter for the duration of the drill. Only it’s not a drill… When the sirens stop and they return to the school lobby, they find their town has been decimated by an explosion. They see no signs of life outside their high school’s front doors. More frightening, those who were not in the bunker appear to be infected…
Premiere Date: Streaming weekly beginning Wednesday, December 7
*please note the date change from what was previously announced.
Episode Count: 10
Cast: Jeffrey Donovan, KaDee Strickland, Isabella Rossellini, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Susan Misner, Angus Sampson and David Zayas.
Crew: Created and executive produced by Les Bohem. Executive produced by Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, David Hudgins and Larysa Kondracki.
Synopsis: Charlie Haverford (Donovan) is a scammer with a small chain of fortune-telling storefronts and contracts building tricks for a family that controls the business in the greater chunk of Los Angeles. A blow to the head from a client’s angry boyfriend intersects with a hypnosis session while auditioning a new “clairvoyant,” and suddenly, a man whose entire life has been based on fraud begins to see and feel some very real and fundamental truths. Charlie’s wife Linda (Strickland) is sick and tired of their mediocre life and wants to break away from Fonso (Sampson), the single father who runs the Marks family’s psychic empire and controls the Haverford’s future. Rossellini co-stars as Rita, the cunning, seductive and sadistic matriarch of the Marks clan.
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