Coming off a history-making Best Drama Series victory at last year’s Emmys for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu is now hoping to build upon its momentum with projects like “The Looming Tower” and “Future Man.” The streaming giant’s 2018 Emmy FYC mailer, which was recently shipped to the TV academy membership, showcases a whopping 14 original programs. Hulu’s polished package divides all these shows across four genre-specific booklets: Documentaries, Comedy/Variety, Limited Series and Drama. See photos above and below.
Four docs are in the hunt for Emmys this year: “Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie,” “March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step,” “Obey Giant: The Art and Dissent of Shepard Fairey” and “Too Funny to Fail.” Just last year Hulu found great success with its documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years,” winning a pair of Creative Arts Emmys. Will any of these new docs connect with voters in the same way?
A trio of comedy series — “Future Man,” “Casual,” “The Mindy Project” — are hoping to hear their names called on Emmy nominations morning. While “Casual” and “The Mindy Project” have contended before at the Emmys, this is the first time at bat for the unlikely superhero series “Future Man,” starring Josh Hutcherson as a dead-end janitor who must save the world. Emmy winner Sarah Silverman‘s travelogue series “I Love You, America” rounds out Hulu’s second box set.
“The Looming Tower” and “National Treasure: Kiri” are Hulu’s 2018 limited series offerings. Based on the nonfiction book by Lawrence Wright, “The Looming Tower” is sure to be a hit with Emmy voters as it’s a politically relevant counter-terrorism miniseries with Emmy champ Jeff Daniels in the lead role. And “Kiri,” a British crime drama starring Sarah Lancashire, tells the story of a foster child who goes missing in England and the national controversy that soon erupts.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” is TV’s reigning Emmy winner, taking home eight trophies including Best Drama Series, Best Actress for Elisabeth Moss, Best Supporting Actress for Ann Dowd, Best Writing and Best Directing. Hulu has three other dramas this year that are hoping to follow in “Handmaid’s” footsteps: returning drama “The Path” and new shows “Hard Sun” (Neil Cross‘s pre-apocalyptic British thriller) and “Marvel’s Runaways” (Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage‘s adaptation of the comic book superhero team).
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