Hulu releases Originals slate for Summer 2022 – here’s what to expect

May 17, 2022
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This article discusses Hulu and its Originals slate for Summer 2022, including release dates.

Hulu, alongside Disney, has enjoyed some high-quality series in the last year — for instance, Dopesick and The Girl from Plainville have received some good praise. Just recently we’ve had confirmation of the summer 2022 slate of originals by Hulu. Let’s check them out!

Hulu Originals Slate for Summer 2022 and the release dates

THE FILMS

The Valet 

Premiere Date: May 20, 2022

Genre: Film
Rating: PG-13
Synopsis: In “The Valet,” world famous movie star, Olivia (Samara Weaving) faces a PR disaster when a paparazzi snaps a photo of her with her married lover, Vincent (Max Greenfield). The hard-working valet Antonio (Eugenio Derbez) accidentally appears in the same photo and is enlisted to pose as Olivia’s new boyfriend as a cover up. This ruse with Olivia thrusts Antonio into the spotlight and unexpected chaos. In this fish out of water romantic comedy, two worlds and cultures collide as both Olivia and Antonio start to see themselves more clearly than ever before. “The Valet,” directed by Richard Wong and written by Rob Greenberg and Bob Fisher, is the English-language remake of the hit French film.
Cast: Eugenio Derbez (“CODA”), Samara Weaving (“Nine Perfect Strangers”), Max Greenfield (“New Girl”), Carmen Salinas Lozano, Betsy Brandt (“Breaking Bad”), Amaury Nolasco, Marisol Nichols, Carlos Santos, Diany Rodriguez, Tiana Okoye, John Pirrucello, Ravi Patel, Noemí González, and Lunay.

Look At Me: XXXTENTACION

Premiere Date: May 26, 2022

Genre: Documentary
Rating: TV-MA
Studio: Fader FilmsSynopsis: “Look At Me: XXXTENTACION” explores how Florida teenager Jahseh Onfroy became SoundCloud rapper XXXTENTACION, one of the most streamed artists on the planet. Through frank commentary from family, friends and romantic partners as well as unseen archival footage, director Sabaah Folayan offers a sensitive portrayal of an artist whose acts of violence, raw musical talent and open struggles with mental health left an indelible mark on his generation before his death at the age of 20.

Fire Island

Premiere Date: June 3, 2022

Genre: Film
Rating: R
Studio: Searchlight Pictures
Synopsis: Set in the iconic Pines, Andrew Ahn’s ”Fire Island” is an unapologetic, modern-day rom-com showcasing a diverse, multicultural examination of queerness and romance. Inspired by the timeless pursuits from Jane Austen’s classic “Pride and Prejudice,” the story centers on two best friends (Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang) who set out to have a legendary summer adventure with the help of cheap rosé and their cadre of eclectic friends.
Cast: The film stars Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, Conrad Ricamora, James Scully, Matt Rogers, Tomás Matos, Torian Miller, Nick Adams, Zane Phillips and Margaret Cho.

Good Luck To You, Leo Grande

Premiere Date: June 17, 2022

Genre: Film
Rating: R
Studio: Searchlight Pictures
Synopsis: In ”Good Luck To You, Leo Grande,” two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson (“Love, Actually”) embodies the candor and apprehension of retired teacher Nancy Stokes, and newcomer Daryl McCormack (“Peaky Blinders”) personifies the charisma and compassion of sex worker Leo Grande. As Nancy embarks on a post-marital sexual awakening and Leo draws on his skills and charm, together they find a surprising human connection.
Cast: The film stars Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack.

The Princess

Premiere Date: July 1, 2022

Genre: Film
Rating: R
Studio: 20th Century Studios
Synopsis: When a beautiful, strong-willed princess refuses to wed the cruel sociopath to whom she is betrothed, she is kidnapped and locked in a remote tower of her father’s castle. With her scorned, vindictive suitor intent on taking her father’s throne, the princess must protect her family and save the kingdom.
Cast: The film stars Joey King (“The Act,” “The Kissing Booth”), Dominic Cooper (“Preacher”), Olga Kurylenko (“Black Widow”) and Veronica Ngo (“The Old Guard”). “The Princess” is directed by Le-Van Kiet, written by Ben Lustig (“The Thirst”) & Jake Thornton (“Final Fantasy”) and produced by Neal H. Moritz (the “Fast and Furious” franchise), Toby Jaffe (“Total Recall”) and Derek Kolstad (“John Wick”).


Not Okay

Premiere Date: July 29, 2022

Genre: Film
Rating: R
Studio: Searchlight Pictures
Synopsis: “Not Okay” follows Danni Sanders (Zoey Deutch), an aimless aspiring writer with no friends, no romantic prospects and — worst of all — no followers, who fakes an Instagram-friendly trip to Paris in the hopes of boosting her social media clout. When a terrifying incident strikes the City of Lights, Danni unwittingly falls into a lie bigger than she ever imagined. She “returns” a hero, even striking up an unlikely friendship with Rowan (Mia Isaac), a school-shooting survivor dedicated to societal change, and scooping up the man of her dreams, Colin (Dylan O’Brien). As an influencer and advocate, Danni finally has the life and audience she always wanted. But it’s only a matter of time before the facade cracks, and she learns the hard way that the Internet loves a takedown.
Cast: The film stars Zoey Deutch, Dylan O’Brien, Mia Isaac, Embeth Davidtz, Nadia Alexander, Tia Dionne Hodge, Negin Farsad, Karan Soni and Dash Perry.

Prey

Premiere Date: August 5, 2022

Genre: Film
Rating: R
Studio: 20th Century Studios
Synopsis: Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, “Prey” is the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior. She has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains, so when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people. The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.
Cast: Amber Midthunder (“The Ice Road,” “Roswell, New Mexico”), Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp (“Sooyii”), Michelle Thrush (“The Journey Home”) and Julian Black Antelope (“Tribal”)

SERIES

Conversations with Friends

Premiere Date: May 15, 2022

Genre: Limited Series
Rating: TV-MA
Season: 1
Episodes: 12
Synopsis: ??”Conversations with Friends” follows Frances (Alison Oliver), a 21 year old college student, as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time.
Cast: The series stars Alison Oliver, Joe Alwyn, Sasha Lane and Jemima Kirke.

Keeper of the Ashes: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders

Premiere Date: May 24, 2022 (all-at-once)

Genre: Documentary Series
Season: 1
Episodes: 4
Synopsis: “Keeper of the Ashes: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders” investigates the notorious murder of three young girls in 1977 during their first night at Camp Scott, a Girl Scout sleepaway camp in Oklahoma. The series explores the murders’ impact on those close to the tragedy, details the search for and trial of the alleged killer, and examines the mysteries still surrounding the case. It also documents how investigators recently reopened the case and used state-of-the-art technology to comb through mountains of evidence left behind. Emmy®- and Tony Award®-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth opens up about how a twist of fate prevented her from attending the camp the night of the murders and how the case still haunts her to this day.

Shoresy

Premiere Date: May 27, 2022 (all-at-once)

Genre: Comedy Series
Rating: TV-MA
Season: 1
Episodes: 6
Synopsis: The six-episode, half-hour Hulu Original comedy sees the foul-mouthed, chirp-serving, mother-loving, fan-favorite “Letterkenny” character, Shoresy, join a senior AAA hockey team in Sudbury on a quest to never lose again.
Cast: The series stars Jared Keeso; Tasya Teles (“The 100”); Harlan Blayne Kytwayhat (“Tribal”); Blair Lamora (“Paranormal Nightshift”); Keilani Rose (“Flimsy”); rapper Jonathan-Ismael Diaby; former Montréal Canadien, author and actor Terry Ryan; Ryan McDonell (“The Crossing”); Max Bouffard (“Letterkenny”); former Kahnawake Condor and MMA fighter Andrew “The Canon” Antsanen; legendary all-time tough guy Jon “Nasty” Mirasty; former ‘Canes centre Brandon Nolan; three-time Stanley Cup winner, Jordan Nolan; Listowel’s Keegan Long and North Bay’s Bourke Cazabon.

FX’s Pistol

Premiere Date: May 31, 2022 (all-at-once)

Genre: Limited Series
Rating: TV-MA
Season: 1
Episodes: 6
Synopsis: “Pistol” is a six-episode limited series about a rock ‘n’ roll revolution. The furious, raging storm at the center of this revolution is the Sex Pistols – and at the center of this series is Sex Pistols’ founding member and guitarist, Steve Jones. Jones’ hilarious, emotional and at times heartbreaking journey guides us through a kaleidoscopic telling of three of the most epic, chaotic and mucus-spattered years in the history of music. Based on Jones’ memoir “Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol,” this is the story of a band of spotty, noisy, working-class kids with “no future,” who shook the boring, corrupt “establishment” to its core, threatened to bring down the government, and changed music and culture forever.
Cast: The series stars Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, Anson Boon as John Lydon, Christian Lees as Glen Matlock, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde, Talulah Riley as Vivienne Westwood, Maisie Williams as punk icon Jordan, Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen and Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Malcolm McLaren.

The Orville: New Horizons

Premiere Date: June 2, 2022 (weekly)

Genre: Drama Series
Rating: TV-14
Season: 3
Episodes: 10
Synopsis: Seth MacFarlane’s epic space adventure series, “The Orville,” returns exclusively as a Hulu original series. Set 400 years in the future, “The Orville: New Horizons” finds the crew of the U.S.S. Orville continuing their mission of exploration as they navigate both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships.
Cast: The series stars Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Jessica Szohr and Anne Winters.

Love, Victor

Premiere Date: June 15, 2022 (all-at-once) (Also streaming on DIsney+)

Genre: Young Adult Series
Rating: TV-14
Season: 3 (Final Season)
Episodes: 8
Synopsis: ??This season finds Victor going on a journey of self-discovery – not only deciding who he wants to be with but, more broadly, who he wants to be. With their post-high school plans looming, Victor and his friends are faced with a new set of problems they must work through to make the best choices for their futures.
Cast: The series stars Michael Cimino, Rachel Hilson, Anthony Turpel, Bebe Wood, Mason Gooding, George Sear, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, James Martinez, Ana Ortiz, Anthony Keyvan and Ava Capri.

FX’s The Bear

Premiere Date: June 23, 2022 (all-at-once)

Genre: Comedy Series
Rating: TV-MA
Season: 1
Episodes: 8
Synopsis: “The Bear” follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), a young chef from the fine dining world, who comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop – The Original Beef of Chicagoland – after a heartbreaking death in his family. A world away from what he’s used to, Carmy must balance the soul-crushing realities of small business ownership, his strong-willed and recalcitrant kitchen staff and his strained familial relationships, all while grappling with the impact of his brother’s suicide. The Bear is about food, family, the insanity of the grind, the beauty of Sense of Urgency and the steep slippery downsides. As Carmy fights to transform both The Original Beef of Chicagoland and himself, he works alongside a rough-around-the-edges kitchen crew that ultimately reveal themselves as his chosen family.
Cast: In addition to Jeremy Allen White, this half-hour comedy stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce and Liza Colón-Zayas, with Edwin Lee Gibson and Matty Matheson in recurring roles.

Only Murders in the Building

Premiere Date: June 28, 2022 (Weekly)

Genre: Comedy Series
Rating: TV-MA
Season: 2
Episodes: 10
Synopsis: Following the shocking death of Arconia Board President Bunny Folger, Charles, Oliver & Mabel race to unmask her killer. However, three (unfortunate) complications ensue – the trio is publicly implicated in Bunny’s homicide, they are now the subjects of a competing podcast, and they have to deal with a bunch of New York neighbors who all think they committed murder.
Cast: Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez.

Maggie

Premiere Date: July 6, 2022 (all-at-once)

Genre: Comedy Series
Rating: TV-MA
Season: 1
Episodes: 13
Synopsis: Dating is hard enough – it’s even harder when you also happen to be a psychic. Maggie’s gift allows her to see into the future of her friends, parents, clients and random people on the street. But when she begins to see glimpses of her own destiny after meeting an unexpected stranger, her romantic life suddenly gets a lot more complicated. Can you let yourself fall in love when you think you know how it ends? She probably should have seen this coming …
Cast: The series stars Rebecca Rittenhouse, David Del Rio, Nichole Sakura, Leonardo Nam, Angelique Cabral, Ray Ford, Chloe Bridges, Kerri Kenney and Chris Elliott.

Solar Opposites

Premiere Date: July 13, 2022 (all-at-once)

Genre: Animated Series
Rating: TV-MA
Season: 3
Episodes: 11
Synopsis: Co-created by Justin Roiland (“Rick and Morty”) and Mike McMahan (“Rick and Morty,” “Star Trek: Lower Decks”), “Solar Opposites” centers on a team of four aliens who are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see the pollution, crass consumerism and human frailty, while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love TV, junk food and fun stuff. In season three, this alien team strives to be less of a team and more of a family.
Cast: The series stars Justin Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Mary Mack and Sean Giambrone.

Victoria’s Secret: Angels And Demons

Premiere Date: July 14, 2022 (all-at-once)

Genre: Documentary Series
Rating: TV-MA
Season: 1
Episodes: 3
Synopsis: Investigated with journalistic rigor, Matt Tyrnauer directs this searing and provocative exposé of the Victoria’s Secret brand as well as their then CEO, the larger-than-life, enigmatic billionaire, Les Wexner. Truth is not what it seems, as the underworld of fashion, the billionaire class and Jeffrey Epstein are revealed to all be inextricably intertwined with the fall of this legendary brand.

FX’s American Horror Stories

Premiere Date: July 21, 2022 (weekly)

Genre: Horror
Rating: TV-MA
Season: 2
Episodes: 8
Synopsis: “American Horror Stories” is a spinoff of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s award-winning hit anthology series “American Horror Story.” “American Horror Stories” is a weekly anthology series that will feature a different horror story each episode. Since 2011, the creators of “AHS” have redefined the horror genre with various installments featuring a creepy asylum, a coven of witches, a traveling freak show, a haunted hotel and the apocalypse itself. The television series sprouted a legion of dedicated fans who anticipate what terrors the next chapter will hold.

FX’s Reservation Dogs

Premiere Date: August 3, 2022 (two-episode premiere, then weekly)

Genre: Comedy Series
Rating: TV-MA
Season: 2
Episodes: 10
Synopsis: From co-creators and executive producers Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, “Reservation Dogs” is a half-hour comedy that follows the exploits of Elora Danan (Devery Jacobs), Bear Smallhill (D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai), Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis) and Cheese (Lane Factor), four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma. After the death of the fifth member of the Reservation Dogs, the crew took to stealing, scheming and saving in order to vicariously fulfill his dream of reaching the exotic, mysterious and faraway land of California. But after a promising start to their criminal endeavors, including the legendary heist of a Flaming Flamers chips truck, swiping some old lady’s weed edibles and some low-grade grand theft auto, the plan went bust. The gang disbanded, with everyone trying to forge their own paths. Elora ghosted Bear and took off for California with the Rez Dogs’ mortal enemy, Jackie (Elva Guerra), the leader of a rival gang. Abandoned by his closest friend, Bear seeks a male parental figure to teach him how to “be a man” – but his choice of uncles to emulate leaves a lot to be desired. Meanwhile, Willie Jack thinks everything in their town is falling apart because of the curse she cast on Jackie and she’s determined to put that genie back in the bottle. Cheese who, like Willie Jack, decided that Cali wasn’t for him, reunites with his grandmother who isn’t his grandmother. Lucky for the kids, they have the support of their loving and eccentric community of aunties and uncles to see them through, including Bear’s mother Rita (Sarah Podemski), local law enforcement Big (Zahn McClarnon), Elora’s Uncle Brownie (Gary Farmer), Willie Jack’s parents – Dana (Jennifer Podemski) and Leon (Jon Proudstar) – and Spirit aka William Knifeman (Dallas Goldtooth).

This Fool

Premiere Date: August 12, 2022 (all-at-once)

Genre: Comedy Series
Rating: TV-MA
Season: 1
Episodes: 10
Synopsis: Inspired by the life and stand-up of star and co-creator Chris Estrada, “This Fool” is an irreverent, cinematic half-hour comedy set in working-class South Central Los Angeles. The show centers on Julio Lopez, a 30-year-old who still lives at home who has been dating his girlfriend on and off since high school and finds any excuse to avoid dealing with his own problems. Julio works at Hugs Not Thugs, a gang rehabilitation nonprofit, where he butts heads with his older cousin Luis, an ex-gang.

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