THE CLEANSE, ACTIVE MEASURES and More are New on Hulu
Hulu has announced the newest additions to its site, streaming August 27 - September 3. Below is the full list of titles being made available, plus Hulu Originals premiere dates.
THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX - COMPLETE SEASON 22
Welcome to the glamorous world of Essex, where viewers get a chance to delve into the real lives of some of the most gorgeous people around, in a truly innovative living soap. The characters featured in this show are real people living their real lives. Viewers will see the tears, the tantrums and the triumphs just like a real soap opera.
(Streaming Friday, August 31)
THE CLEANSE - (2018)
A heartbroken man attends a spiritual retreat to cleanse himself and fix his broken life. There he meets a fellow lost soul, and together they discover that "the cleanse" releases more than everyday toxins...a lot more. Starring Johnny Galecki, Anna Friel, Anjelica Huston and Oliver Platt.
(Streaming Saturday, September 1)
ACTIVE MEASURES - (2018)
ACTIVE MEASURES chronicles the most successful espionage operation in Russian history, the US presidential election of 2016. Filmmakers expose an insidious plot devised by Putin to disrupt and control world events.
(Streaming Friday, August 31)
SIXTEEN CANDLES - (1984)
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
(Streaming Friday, August 31)
RUSHMORE - (1998)
The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation.
(Streaming Friday, September 1)
CASTLE ROCK - NEW EPISODE
Ep.108 "Past Perfect"
Newcomers set up shop in Castle Rock, Henry follows a clue.
(Streaming Wednesday, August 29)
SAFE HARBOUR - COMPLETE SEASON 1
Synopsis: On a yachting holiday from Darwin to Indonesia, five Australians come across a broken-down fishing boat, full of desperate asylum seekers. The Australians decide to help, towing the refugees, but when they wake the next morning the fishing boat is gone. Five years later they meet some of the refugees again and learn the truth. Someone cut the rope between the two boats and, as a result, seven people died when the fishing boat sank. The revelation drives a wedge of mistrust between the Australians, as they grapple with protecting themselves and doing the right thing. The refugees struggle with their desire for justice and, possibly, revenge. Old SECRETS come to light, relationships are SHATTERED and lives are put in danger. And one question hangs over it all - who cut the rope?
Cast: Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals), Ewen Leslie (Top of the Lake), Leeanna Walsman (Wentworth), Hazem Shammas, Nicole Chamoun, Jacqueline McKenzie (Deep Blue Sea), Joel Jackson, and Robert Rabiah
CRIME + PUNISHMENT - Hulu DOCUMENTARY
Synopsis: CRIME + PUNISHMENT examines the United States' most powerful police department through the efforts of a group of active duty officers and a private investigator who risk their careers and safety to bring light to harmful policing practices which have plagued the precincts and streets of New York City for decades. Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, director Stephen Maing chronicles the real lives and struggles of a group of black and Latino WHISTLEBLOWER cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons.
Crew: A film by Stephen Maing. Executive produced by Laura Poitras.
MINDING THE GAP - Hulu DOCUMENTARY
Compiling over 12 years of footage shot in his hometown of Rockford, IL, in MINDING THE GAP, Bing Liu searches for correlations between his skateboarder friends' turbulent upbringings and the complexities of modern-day masculinity. Liu weaves a story of generational forgiveness while exploring the precarious gap between childhood and adulthood. The film is produced by Liu and Diane Quon, and edited by Liu and Joshua Altman.
I LOVE YOU, AMERICA WITH SARAH SILVERMAN
Episode Count: 11
Premiere Date: September 6
Cast: Sarah Silverman
Crew: I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman comes to Hulu from Funny Or Die and is executive produced by Sarah Silverman, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Amy Zvi, Gavin Purcell, Bellamie Blackstone, Dave Ferguson and Funny Or Die's Joe Farrell.
Synopsis: Serving heady concepts in a big, bready, aggressively silly sandwich, Silverman tackles the symptoms of why we are where we are today. With monologues about this very moment coming from her personal point of view, this show aims to venture out of our echo chambers and connect unlike-minded people. The show reunites ourselves with compassion and empathy without missing a comedic beat.
Episode Count: 8
Premiere Date: All Episodes, September 14
Cast: Series stars Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone, LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agena, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Brian Lee Franklin, and Oded Fehr.
Crew: Executive Producers include creator and showrunner Beau Willimon and Jordan Tappis for Westward Productions.
Synopsis: Sean Penn leads an ensemble cast in this near-future drama about a crew of astronauts attempting to become the first humans on Mars. Under the direction of visionary aerospace magnate Laz Ingram (Natascha McElhone), the crew contends with peril and personal sacrifice as they undertake the greatest pioneering feat in human history.
INTO THE DARK
Year-round Event Series
Episode Count: 12
Series Description: In partnership with Blumhouse Television, Into The Dark is a horror event series from prolific, award-winning producer, Jason Blum's independent TV studio. The series includes 12 super-sized episodes, with a new installment released each month inspired by a holiday and will feature Blumhouse's signature genre/thriller spin on the story.
Premiere Date: October 5
Cast: Tom Bateman, Rebecca Rittenhouse, David Hull, Aurora Perrineau and Ray Santiago
Crew: Written by Paul Fischer and Paul Davis. Directed by Paul Davis.
Synopsis: A sophisticated hitman with a cynical view on modern society finds his work made more difficult when he has to transport a body on Halloween night, but everyone is enamored by what they think is his killer costume.
"Flesh & Blood"
Premiere Date: November 2
Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Diana Silvers, Tembi Locke and Meredith Salenger
Crew: Written by Louis Ackerman. Directed by Patrick Lussier.
Synopsis: Kimberly, a teenager suffering from agoraphobia, has not left the house since her mother's murder, which remains unsolved. While under the care of her doting father on the eve of Thanksgiving, Kimberly begins to suspect that she is in danger, and that it's always the ones you love that hurt you the most.
LIGHT AS A FEATHER
Episode Count: 10 Episodes
Premiere Date: All Episodes, October 12
Cast: Series stars Liana Liberato, Haley Ramm, Ajiona Alexus, Brianne Tju, Peyton List, Dylan Sprayberry, Jordan Rodrigues, Brent Rivera, Chachi Gonzalez, Alex Lange, and Dorian Brown Pham.
Crew: Created and executive produced by R. Lee Fleming, Jr. Produced by AwesomenessTV, Wattpad, and Grammnet.
Synopsis: An innocent game of "Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board" goes wrong when the five teen girls who played start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, forcing the survivors to figure out why they're being targeted - and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.
Episode Count: 13
Premiere Date: All Episodes, December 21
Cast: Series stars Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta, Annie Wersching, Ryan Sands, Angel Parker, Ever Carradine, James Marsters, Kevin Weisman, Brannagh, James Yaegashi, Brittany Ishibashi, Kip Pardue, and Julian McMahon.
Crew: Marvel's Runaways is executive produced by series co-showrunners/writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The O.C. and Gossip Girl) along with Marvel's Head of Television and Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Cloak & Dagger). Fake Empire's Lis Rowinski will produce as well. Marvel's Runaways is a co-production with Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios.
Synopsis: The Runaways have left their homes (and evil parents) behind and now have to learn to live on their own. As they scavenge for food, search for shelter, and take care of one another, our kids begin to realize that, for better or worse, they're stuck with each other. And it's up to them to take down PRIDE once and for all. But someone sent a mysterious message to Jonah... Is there a mole in the Runaways? Meanwhile PRIDE is focused on finding their children, and Jonah has his own dangerous plan in mind.
#6 WASHINGTON VS #9 AUBURN FC (NCAAF) - Saturday, 9/21 @ 3:30pm ET on ABC
COLLEGE.FOOTBALL.IS.BACK!!! This season's first matchup of top 10 teams has legitimate CFP implications as the Pac-12 Favorite Huskies face off with SEC's Auburn Tigers from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Whoever leaves this game with a victory starts the season on the inside track to the playoffs!
#14 MICHIGAN VS #12 NOTRE DAME (NCAAF) - Saturday, 9/1 @ 7:30pm ET on NBC
These two perennial powerhouses have produced arguably the two best NFL quarterbacks of all time in Tom Brady (Mich.) and Joe Montana (ND). Which makes the questions surrounding both team's starting QB situation even more puzzling. Head coaches Jim Harbaugh and Brian Kelly get their first look at the options available to them on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.
LOUISVILLE VS #1 ALABAMA (NCAAF) - Saturday, 9/1 @ 8:00pm ET on ABC
Less than a week away from the start of Alabama's National Title defense and we still have no clue who's the Tide's QB1. The last time we saw the Crimson Tide, they were forced to bench Jalen Hurts, the season-long starting QB, at halftime and hand the ball over to true-freshman Tua Tagovaiola. All Tua did with his chance in the spotlight was throw the National Championship winning touchdown. Who will get the start against the Cardinals on Saturday?
CUBS VS PHILLIES (MLB) - Sunday, 9/2 @ 1:30pm ET on TBS
As we enter the last month of the MLB regular season, each game is becoming more and more critical in the VERY tight NL Wild Card race. There are currently 3 teams less than 3 games back of the final NL Wild Card spot including the Phillies, who will host the Cubs for a 3 game series this weekend.
#8 MIAMI VS #25 LSU (NCAAF) - Sunday, 9/2 @ 7:30pm ET on ABC
The only COLLEGE FOOTBALL game on Sunday promises to be a good one. The turnover-chain-touting Hurricanes are ranked in the preseason top-10 for the first time since '05, and they open their season against the Coach Orgeron and the Tigers at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas