Hulu’s hit comedy series “Casual” is set to return to the streaming service on May 23 with three episodes. The rest of the order of 13 episodes will air weekly thereafter. This scheduling is a smart move by Hulu as the critically acclaimed show will be airing new installments as Emmy voters mark their ballots.
“Casual,” which is executive produced by Oscar nominee Jason Reitman, tells the story of Alex (Tommy Dewey), a website founder whose newly divorced sister Valerie (Michaela Watkins) moves into his home with her teenage daughter Laura (Tara Lynne Barr). While the first season, which was nominated at the Golden Globes, took a sharp look at modern dating, the second season delved deeper into the family’s struggles.
Critics hailed its deft blend of comedy and drama. The sophomore edition, which included the death of Alex and Valerie’s father Charles (Fred Melamed), earned an impressive score of 87% at Rotten Tomatoes and universal acclaim at MetaCritic, which translated into a score of 88.
The third season kicks off following Valerie’s decision to move out of Alex’s house. The change in the dynamic between the siblings prompts unexpected shifts in their lives including new jobs and relationships. Among the guest stars this season are: Judy Greer, Chace Crawford, Jamie Chung, Eliza Coupe, Kyle Bornheimer, and Zak Orth.
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