New on Hulu Streaming April 25 – May 2
Here’s what’s new on Hulu streaming April 25 to May 2. There are lots of things like “Crush,” “Under the Banner of Heaven,” “Duncanville” and more. Please share what your favorite show or movie is in the comments below.
New on Hulu Streaming April 25 – May 2
CRUSH: HULU ORIGINAL FILM PREMIERE
Synopsis: When an aspiring young artist is forced to join her high school track team, she uses it as an opportunity to pursue the girl she’s been harboring a long-time crush on. But she soon finds herself falling for an unexpected teammate and discovers what real love feels like.
Cast: Rowan Blanchard, Auli’i Cravalho, Isabella Ferreira, Tyler Alvarez, Teala Dunn, Rico Paris, with Aasif Mandvi, Michelle Buteau and Megan Mullally.
(Streaming Friday, April 29)
UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN: TWO-EPISODE HULU EXCLUSIVE LIMITED SERIES PREMIERE (FX)
FX’s “Under the Banner of Heaven,” the original limited series inspired by the true-crime bestseller by Jon Krakauer, follows the events that led to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her baby daughter in a suburb in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah.
As Detective Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield) investigates events that transpired within the Lafferty family, he uncovers buried truths about the origins of the LDS religion and the violent consequences of unyielding faith. What Pyre, a devout Mormon, unearths leads him to question his own faith.
The seven-episode limited series also stars Sam Worthington, Denise Gough, Wyatt Russell, Billy Howle, Gil Birmingham, Adelaide Clemens, Rory Culkin, Seth Numrich, Chloe Pirrie, and Sandra Seacat.
“Under the Banner of Heaven” is created by Academy Award®-winner Dustin Lance Black, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. Also serving as executive producers are Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and Anna Culp for Imagine Television; Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan of Aggregate Films; David Mackenzie and Gillian Berrie.
(Two-Episode Series Premiere Streaming Thursday, April 28)
DUNCANVILLE: SEASON 3 PREMIERE
From Emmy Award winners Amy Poehler, Julie Thacker Scully, and Mike Scully comes Season Three of “Duncanville,” an animated family comedy centered around a 15-year-old boy (voiced by Poehler), his family, and friends. In the Season Three premiere, Duncan and his friends (Rashida Jones, Yassir Lester, Zach Cherry, Betsy Sodaro) visit a Twitch star’s private island, only to end up hunted in a viral event for charity. Wiz Khalifa returns for another season as Duncan’s teacher, Mr. Mitch. Duncan’s family consists of mom Annie (also voiced by Poehler), his dad, Jack (Emmy winner Ty Burrell), 12-year-old sister Kimberly (Riki Lindhome), and five-year-old Jing (Joy Osmanski). Other Season Three stories include Duncan finding a knife and becoming the school’s alpha; Jack getting jealous of Annie’s “work husband”; Mr. Mitch is offered a promotion to Vice Principal if he can pass a drug test; Duncan is traumatized when he accidentally sees his mom naked; Annie helps reform her no-good brother, Stan (returning guest star Jason Schwartzman) until he starts dating Annie’s much older neighbor; and Duncan and Mia’s first kiss.
(Streaming Monday, May 2)
ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA (2020)
Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter”) stars as Tim Jenkin, a real-life ANC activist who was branded a terrorist – and imprisoned – in Africa’s maximum-security Pretoria prison in the late 1970s during Apartheid.
Along with two fellow freedom fighters, played by Daniel Webber (“The Punisher,” “The Dirt”) and Mark Leonard Winter (“The Dressmaker”), Tim made a complex and daring escape 18 months into his incarceration using handcrafted wooden keys. Based on the biography by Tim Jenkin.
(Streaming Sunday, May 1)
THE KARDASHIANS: NEW EPISODE
Episode 102: “Live From New York”
Logline: In NYC, As Kim prepares for her SNL debut, an unexpected gesture offers her some much-needed closure. Back in LA, Kris and Khloé learn some details that could put Travis’ surprise proposal to Kourtney at risk.
(New Episode Streaming Thursday, April 28)
THE GIRL FROM PLAINVILLE: NEW EPISODE
Episode 107: “Teenage Dirtbag”
Logline: The defense hopes the testimony of Dr. Peter Breggin will clinch Michelle’s acquittal. Co struggles with regret. Coco relies on Michelle to maneuver through his suicidal ideations. Michelle continues to be haunted by the past and the verdict is read.
Written By: Liz Hannah & Patrick Macmanus
Directed By: Liz Hannah
(New Episode Streaming Tuesday, April 26)
CAPTIVE AUDIENCE: HULU ORIGINAL DOCU-SERIES
Synopsis: This is the story of how a story gets told, and how the media’s magnifying glass impacts the characters caught in the narrative. Siblings Ashley and Steven Stayner Jr. never knew their famous father Steven, the child victim of a shocking California kidnapping, who tragically died in an accident when they were young. In 1972, seven-year-old Steven went to school – and never came home. His mother Kay struggles to keep the media interested in the case and to hold her family together. Then, after seven years, a miracle: Steven returns. The media can’t get enough of the story and frantically descend on the Stayner home – but this isn’t the Hollywood ending it appears to be.
DRAGONS: THE NINE REALMS: HULU ORIGINAL SERIES COMPLETE SEASON 2
Synopsis: With Project ICARIS furthering expeditions deeper into the fissure, keeping dragons a secret is becoming increasingly harder for the Dragon Riders. Meanwhile, Jun, D’Angelo, and Alex are growing more suspicious of Tom and Thunder’s frequent solo quests, revealing Tom’s mission of uncovering his Viking heritage and mysterious connection with dragons.
Voice Actors: Jeremy Shada as Tom Kullersen; Ashley Liao as Jun Wong; Marcus Scribner as D’Angelo Baker; Aimee Garcia as Alexandra Gonzalez; Julia Stiles as Olivia Kullersen; Lauren Tom as May Wong; Keston John as Philip Baker; Pavar Snipe as Angela Baker; Justina Machado as Carla Gonzalez; Angelique Cabral as Hazel Gonzalez; D’Arcy Carden as Linda; Carrie Keranen as Wilma Sledkin
Guest Stars: Haley Joel Osment as Buzzsaw
(Streaming Thursday, May 5)
CANDY: HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES FIVE NIGHT EVENT
Synopsis: Candy Montgomery is a 1980 housewife and mother who did everything right—good husband, two kids, a nice house, even the careful planning and execution of transgressions—but when the pressure of conformity builds within her, her actions scream for just a bit of freedom. With deadly results.
Cast: The series stars Jessica Biel, Timothy Simons, Melanie Lynskey, Pablo Schreiber, and Raúl Esparza.
(Five Night Event Premieres Monday, May 9, with New Episodes Streaming Daily Through Friday, May 13)
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