Hulu Preps Summer Schedule

by Paige Albiniak  |  03.27.2017

Just like its network counterparts, streaming service Hulu is gearing up for summer with the return of two original series and three new documentaries, Hulu said Monday.

Comedies Casual and Difficult People both will return for their third seasons, with Casual coming back on Tuesday, May 23, with 13 new episodes, and Difficult People returning Tuesday, Aug. 8, with 10 new episodes and John Cho as a guest star.

Casual stars Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, Tara Lynne Barr and Nyasha Hatendi. It’s produced by Lionsgate Television is executive produced by Zander Lehmann, Jason Reitman, Helen Estabrook and Liz Tigelaar.

Difficult People stars Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner, and it’s executive produced by Klausner, Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, Tony Hernandez, Brooke Posch and Jeffrey Walker. Scott King is showrunner. Universal Cable Productions produces.

The three documentaries are Batman & Bill, debuting Saturday, May 6; Becoming Bond, premiering Saturday, May 20; and Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine on Saturday, June 3.

Batman & Bill tells the story of the creation of Batman, and it’s directed and executive produced by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce.

Becoming Bond looks at the stranger-than-fiction story of how George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic, landed the iconic role of James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969. Despite being offered the next six films in the franchise and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down. 

Becoming Bond is written, directed and produced by Josh Greenbaum and produced by Rafael Marmor and Christopher Leggett.

Finally, Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine charts the rise and fall of Big Brother Magazine, which spawned MTV’s Jackass. The film “celebrates the lowbrow legacy of this touchstone of 90’s counterculture. Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, Steve Rocco, Barm Margera, Steve-O, Tony Hawk and Chad Muska all make appearances.

Patrick O’Dell directs while Jeff Tremaine executive produces and Sean Cliver produces.

[Image courtesy of Hulu]

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