TV Talk

TCA 2017: Hulu News on The Handmaid's Tale, Foxy Brown, comedy Future Man, and More

by | January 7, 2017 | Comments

Elisabeth Moss stars in The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)

Hulu presented a day of panels to the Television Critics Association on Saturday, January 7. Panels included the upcoming adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale starring Elisabeth Moss and The Path season 2, plus announcements about upcoming Hulu shows. In addition to Hulu news, some talent from Hulu shows offered news about their other projects including Fargo, In the Heat of the Night, BoJack Horseman, and Better Call Saul.

The Handmaid’s Tale Hulu Series Could Go Beyond the Book

Hulu presented a panel on The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the Margaret Atwood book and starring Elisabeth Moss. Executive producer Bruce Miller said he could keep the series going indefinitely. There’s plenty of book to dramatize, but also ideas to take the story in new directions suggested by Atwood’s text. “The more we look into that world, the more of a further horizon we see of stories that we can tell,” Miller said. The Handmaid’s Tale premieres April 26.

Joseph Fiennes Wears No Makeup as Michael Jackson

It was big news when Joseph Fiennes was cast as Michael Jackson in Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon, a 20-minute satirical sketch due on Sky UK later this year. Fiennes, who costars with Moss in The Handmaid’s Tale, told Rotten Tomatoes he did not wear prosthetics to look more like Jackson. Based on the urban legend that Jackson, Marlon Brando, and Elizabeth Taylor took a road trip together after 9/11, Fiennes calls it a satirical sketch comedy: “It’s fluff.”

What’s Modern and What’s Retro About Foxy Brown

Hulu is developing a Foxy Brown pilot to star Meagan Good as the blaxploitation character made famous by Pam Grier in the 1974 film. Craig Erwich, Hulu’s senior vice president of Programming, told Rotten Tomatoes the proposed take blends a contemporary character with the film’s style. “It’s about female empowerment, but with the same unapologetic, I would say retro style,” Erwich said. He added that writers have not begun scripting, so Foxy Brown is “a way off,” but would be an hour long show with “an appropriate level of action.”

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Will Make Josh Hutcherson a Badass

Josh Hutcherson stars in the Hulu comedy Future Man created by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The Hunger Games’ Hutcherson plays a gamer who gets to travel through time to save humanity. “He’s a badass geek,” Erwich said. “Becoming badass is his journey. It’s not where he starts. It’s where he ends up.” Future Man premieres later this year.

Luther Creator Asks How to Enforce The Law at the End of the World

Erwich also discussed Hard Sun from Luther creator Neil Cross, which was announced on January 6. Hard Sun, a pre-apocalyptic crime drama, begins with the discovery that the world is ending and explores the trouble policing people who no longer care if they get caught, Erwich said. “And what’s the point?” Erwich added. The six-episode series stars Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn.

In the Heat of the Night Reboot Script Delivered, Mostly New Characters

A reboot of the cop drama In the Heat of the Night, which was previously adapted into a TV series in 1988, was announced in 2014. Executive producer Warren Littlefield told reporters he just delivered a new script on Friday. Virgil Tibbs is still the protagonist, but the rest of the characters are all new to the latest adaptation, which is set in Mississippi. Even if the current script goes, Littlefield thinks it won’t come together fast enough to make a fall premiere. MGM is producing the series, reported to air on Showtime.

Fargo Season 3 Will Look Different

FX will present a panel on Fargo’s third season next week. Executive producer Littlefield, who will return for that panel, gave reporters a taste of how the new season would look. Set in 2010, it will be the most contemporary Fargo yet. “Every Fargo has its own color palette, its own tone and its own space,” Littlefield said. “Each one is unique. We’re very mindful of not repeating ourselves. That would be too easy.”

BoJack Horseman Season 4 Will Reveal What Made BoJack the Horse He Is

Aaron Paul, who produces and stars in Hulu’s The Path, also produces Netflix’s BoJack Horseman and provides the voice of Todd. Paul said the fourth season will show what turned BoJack (Will Arnett) into the self-destructive horsemanchild he is today. Previous seasons have hinted at BoJack’s dysfunctional childhood with abusive parents, but season 4 will go deep into BoJack’s past and psyche. He also teased an episode that “takes that big swing,” like season 3’s “Fish out of Water.” The acclaimed “Fish” episode set the bar by taking place underwater with almost no dialogue. Paul said he’s already recorded the fourth season finale. Season 4 is due this summer on Netflix.

Aaron Paul Is Ready to Play Jesse on Better Call Saul

Fans of the Breaking Bad prequel wonder if Jesse Pinkman would show up in Saul Goodman’s world. Aaron Paul is up for it, but creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have not mentioned an opportunity. Paul even saw the Better Call Saul team on Friday at the Four Seasons Hotel, when he was going to a meeting, and they were coming from the AFI Luncheon. Paul asked when he can come back to Albuquerque for a wardrobe fitting, but “it’s still up in the air,” Paul said.

The Path Season 2 Explains the Meyerism Cult

During a panel for The Path, creator Jessica Goldberg said season 2 explains more about the fictional cult of Meyerism. These developments, in turn, make Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) more skeptical about the religion. Goldberg said Sarah, who was a zealot in the first season, would contradict her previous beliefs. The Path returns January 25 on Hulu.

Golden Girls Comes to Hulu for Galentine’s Day

Hulu began as a streaming service for current and syndicated shows. On that front, it just scored the classics sitcom The Golden Girls. Golden will premiere on Hulu on February 13, in honor of Galentine’s Day, the name a Parks and Recreation episode bestowed upon day before Valentine’s Day.

Tag Cloud

versus Academy Awards Epix indiana jones 2015 2016 space Binge Guide slashers medical drama Sundance TV worst MTV Music rom-coms IFC Films 21st Century Fox obituary Interview Fantasy Shondaland 20th Century Fox Fall TV serial killer ABC The Academy 99% cancelled television 2019 Classic Film french LGBTQ 71st Emmy Awards classics sitcom spinoff unscripted spanish Mary Tyler Moore Red Carpet docuseries disaster cancelled TV series BET HBO Paramount scary movies sequel Country Pet Sematary spider-man Lifetime Christmas movies movies Extras Pirates game of thrones award winner crime drama TCM Arrowverse Tubi Reality Competition cartoon Peacock king kong TCA Awards Heroines Black History Month Toys 007 jamie lee curtis Pop TV Marvel Studios Funimation mission: impossible Polls and Games political drama Crackle razzies Emmy Nominations NBC ABC Family Exclusive Video Rocketman sag awards BBC LGBT rotten movies we love vampires streaming docudrama Quiz 24 frames hispanic TV One VOD zero dark thirty Turner Classic Movies Rock Lionsgate anthology VH1 dark Warner Bros. MSNBC Chernobyl YA Women's History Month Food Network franchise 93rd Oscars zombie Avengers ratings Drama Best and Worst politics Animation The Walking Dead SundanceTV Trivia Tumblr dc adventure news Pride Month women superhero Sony Pictures cooking TV Land Sci-Fi period drama Character Guide Opinion screen actors guild DC streaming service japanese dceu laika WarnerMedia all-time children's TV halloween 2017 Summer MCU Disney Channel talk show Masterpiece FOX TCA Winter 2020 APB comic books finale spanish language free movies comics Election game show canceled tv talk 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards A&E Super Bowl heist movie Comics on TV black kong rotten A24 cancelled TV shows TV renewals Cosplay TV asian-american Grammys 2020 Ghostbusters dragons Television Critics Association popular technology Photos New York Comic Con Broadway festival comic Esquire breaking bad Disney+ Disney Plus Paramount Plus ghosts spy thriller Tomatazos Pop elevated horror satire romantic comedy joker SDCC Song of Ice and Fire Tarantino parents CMT Legendary PBS superman blaxploitation Crunchyroll teaser Spectrum Originals Mystery Cartoon Network Shudder halloween tv canceled TV shows Showtime video on demand documentary Hear Us Out stoner FXX Lifetime screenings Mary poppins stop motion renewed TV shows Captain marvel festivals football kaiju Hulu Mary Poppins Returns OneApp First Reviews CNN NYCC Discovery Channel crossover cinemax Netflix USA Network BAFTA Mudbound Chilling Adventures of Sabrina boxoffice Watching Series foreign ID PlayStation Lucasfilm FX on Hulu christmas movies X-Men singing competition Endgame latino Star Wars FX witnail new star wars movies criterion concert independent E! blockbusters Teen Universal Apple AMC National Geographic Brie Larson Starz USA twilight Star Trek Reality Kids & Family venice Family doctor who GoT diversity Bravo 4/20 robots deadpool social media stand-up comedy Nominations TNT E3 RT21 Apple TV+ worst movies SXSW 45 YouTube Premium Certified Fresh See It Skip It ESPN Spring TV 2018 harry potter The Arrangement CBS All Access war aliens book adaptation TBS ViacomCBS telelvision Rom-Com Dark Horse Comics The Walt Disney Company movie archives adaptation directors richard e. Grant name the review Superheroes italian comedies Holiday Premiere Dates Sneak Peek reboot Columbia Pictures San Diego Comic-Con Syfy Apple TV Plus critics GLAAD werewolf video BBC America hollywood Winter TV Horror prank Biopics Box Office Adult Swim binge Winners sequels Hallmark Walt Disney Pictures jurassic park based on movie travel Trophy Talk Mindy Kaling 2021 miniseries Creative Arts Emmys Action TCA remakes scorecard American Society of Cinematographers Valentine's Day Rocky documentaries Sundance Now kids DC Universe series spain cancelled psycho green book fast and furious Turner quibi saw Alien Black Mirror comiccon emmy awards Musicals nbcuniversal a nightmare on elm street discovery pirates of the caribbean composers TruTV mutant Britbox cars ABC Signature Fox News police drama Nickelodeon Amazon Studios Ellie Kemper Logo thriller ITV Freeform boxing dramedy DGA Trailer cats Comedy Central godzilla Musical television true crime high school Television Academy CW Seed VICE james bond strong female leads RT History revenge indie Awards cults Calendar Countdown rt archives crime Anna Paquin films cops Set visit GIFs golden globes book Comedy australia transformers golden globe awards Video Games CBS Holidays Amazon Prime Video blockbuster Film TLC historical drama El Rey chucky Disney streaming service TCA 2017 nature hist universal monsters Marvel Television Marvel DC Comics Martial Arts Hallmark Christmas movies Amazon Elton John nfl Stephen King natural history 72 Emmy Awards Ovation First Look BET Awards HBO Go crime thriller HBO Max YouTube Red science fiction The Purge Superheroe trailers zombies The CW Acorn TV TIFF DirecTV toy story History Writers Guild of America Infographic Sundance Paramount Network President Comic Book Oscars Marathons supernatural Emmys Disney Baby Yoda child's play toronto Awards Tour anime Thanksgiving dogs animated romance Pixar BBC One Christmas Podcast die hard Spike Year in Review WGN monster movies Film Festival hidden camera Cannes Vudu Schedule batman sports Travel Channel mockumentary Western fresh IFC OWN reviews biography facebook Fox Searchlight casting Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Disney Plus best The Witch Amazon Prime justice league PaleyFest Netflix Christmas movies theme song YouTube Nat Geo what to watch south america psychological thriller