FX’s Kindred is based on Octavia Butler’s highly-acclaimed novel of the same name and stars Mallori Johnson, Micah Stock, and Ryan Kwanten. The mind-bending genre series drops to Hulu this December. Eduardo Franco, Danny Trejo, and Kaitlin Olson star in It’s a Wonderful Binge and returns audiences to the world where all drugs and alcohol are legal one day a year, known as “The Binge.” And this year, it happens to fall on Christmas Eve. Darby and the Dead is a teen comedy that follows a young high school girl who has the awkward gift (and curse) of speaking to dead people. Hosted by Taye Diggs, Back in the Groove is a unique dating series that gives three lucky women over 40 a second chance at life and love.
Read on to find out what else is headed to Hulu and what’s leaving this month, with a few highlights at the top.
Darby and the Dead (2022)
Description: After suffering a near death experience as a young girl, Darby Harber (Riele Downs) gains the ability to see dead people. As a result, she becomes introverted and shut off from her high school peers and prefers to spend time counseling lonely spirits who have unfinished business on earth. But all that changes when Capri (Auli’i Cravalho), the Queen Bee of the school’s most exclusive clique, unexpectedly dies in a freak hair straightening accident, resulting in the obvious cancelation of her upcoming “Sweet 17.” Capri, however, pleads with Darby from the other side to intervene and convince Capri’s friends to proceed with the party as planned. In order to appease the wrath of the undead diva, Darby must emerge from her self-imposed exile and reinvent herself – which along the way allows her to find new joy back in the land of the living.
Premiere Date: Friday, Dec. 2
It's a Wonderful Binge (2022)
Description: All drugs and alcohol are illegal except on the day of the Binge. Several year after their first Binge, best friends Hags (Dexter Darden), Andrew (Edwardo Franco), Sarah (Zainne Saleh), and Kimmi (Marta Piekarz) face the realities of young adulthood as the annual Binge Day is moved to Christmas Eve. Amid the chaos, Hags plans a proposal to Sarah while Andrew deals with his rocky relationships with his family and girlfriend. Will they survive the holiday season?
Premiere Date: Friday, Dec. 9
Kindred: Season 1 (2022)
Description: Adapted from the celebrated novel Kindred, by Hugo Award-winner Octavia E. Butler, the FX series centers on Dana James (Mallori Johnson), a young Black woman and aspiring writer who has uprooted her life of familial obligation and relocated to Los Angeles, ready to claim a future that, for once, feels all her own. But, before she can settle into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time. She emerges at a nineteenth-century plantation, a place remarkably and intimately linked with Dana and her family. An interracial romance threads through Dana’s past and present, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront secrets she never knew ran through her blood, in this genre-breaking exploration of the ties that bind.
Premiere Date: Tuesday, Dec. 13
Banyana: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED) (TMS)
A Very Backstreet Holiday: Special – Premiere (ABC)
Aly Raisman: Darkness to Light: Special (Lifetime)
Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne: Special (A&E)
Big Bet: Three-Episode Series Premiere (Hulu Original)
Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer: Season 1, Episodes 1-12 (DUBBED) (Funimation)
Breaking News: ABC Tracks Santa: Livestream (ABC)
Inside Airport Lost & Found: Special Premiere (Nat Geo)
The Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade: Livestream (ABC)
The Devil is a Part-Timer!: Season 2, Eps. 1-12 (DUBBED) (Funimation)