Hulu at TCA: The Handmaid's Tale Renewed, Marvel's Runaways Return Date, and More!

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Hulu is the latest network to take arrive at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, and there is a lot of news to unpack. 

The biggest news of all is that The Handmaid's Tale will be back for a fourth season. 

There was never a question about the future of the Elisabeth Moss-fronted drama series. 

Ofjoseph  - The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 Episode 10

Despite a divisive third season, the streamer knows the show remains a big hit and is bringing it back for Season 4. 

The Handmaid's Tale has garnered 11 Emmy wins throughout its run. 

It is currently airing Wednesdays on the streamer. 

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Premiere dates have also been set for new and returning Hulu original series. 

Marvel's Runaways will be back on the air December 13, and all 10 episodes will be released at once, meaning fans will be able to binge the heck out of it. 

Like Father, Like Daughter - Marvel's Runaways Season 2 Episode 4

"In an action-packed Season 3, the Runaways frantically search for their captured friends Chase, Gert, and Karolina," reads the official logline. 

"The kids go head to head with an unstoppable enemy who has targeted Leslie — or more accurately, the child she’s carrying."

"Nico draws them all into a dark realm where its ruler Morgan le Fay, played by Elizabeth Hurley, is much more nefarious than anyone the kids have yet to face."

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The series stars Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta, Annie Wersching, Ryan Sands, Angel Parker, Ever Carradine, James Marsters, Kevin Weisman, Brigid Brannagh, James Yaegashi, Brittany Ishibashi, and Elizabeth Hurley.

Karolina's Heritage - Marvel's Runaways Season 2 Episode 4

Wu-Tang: An American Saga will get underway Wednesday, September 4. Three episodes will be available on that date with additional ones premiering weekly. 

Based on one of the most influential and important groups in hip-hop history, the 10-episode Wu-Tang: An American Saga is inspired by “The Wu-Tang Manual” and “Tao of Wu” and based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan.

Set in the early '90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan's formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga stars Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Dave East, Siddiq Saunderson, Marcus Callender, Julian Elijah Martinez, Zolee Griggs, Erika Alexander, TJ Atoms and Johnell Young.


The series is created and written by Alex Tse and The RZA and executive produced by Tse, The RZA, Method Man, Brian Grazer, Michael Rosenberg and Francie Calfo. Wu-Tang: An American Saga is produced by Imagine Television.

Looking for Alaska, the limited series based on the best-selling John Green novel of the same name will debut all eight episodes on Friday, October 18.

The series centers around teenager Miles “Pudge” Halter (Charlie Plummer), as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life.

He falls in love with Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth) and finds a group of loyal friends. But after an unexpected tragedy, Miles and his close friends attempt to make sense of what they’ve been through.

Looking for Alaska

The series stars Charlie Plummer, Kristine Froseth, Denny Love, Jay Lee, Landry Bender, Sofia Vassilieva, Uriah Shelton, and Jordan Connor.

Also starring are Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Timothy Simons (Veep). Looking for Alaska is created for television by Josh Schwartz; the series comes from Paramount Television and Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire.

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Savage and Schwartz serve as executive producers alongside Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, John Green, and Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill. Fake Empire executive Lis Rowinski serves as co-executive producer. Sarah Adina Smith (Hanna, Legion) directs the first episode.

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In other new series news, Dollface has also scored a premiere date. All episodes will be available November 15. 

Dollface follows Jules (Kat Dennings), a young woman who – after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend – must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.

The 10-episode series will debut all episodes on Friday, November 15. Dollface stars Kat Dennings, Brenda Song, Shay Mitchell, and Esther Povitsky.

Later in the year, Reprisal will finally premiere. The 10-episode series will launch all episodes on December 6. 

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The series is a hyper-noir revenge tale following a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, leads a vengeful campaign against a bombastic gang of gear heads.

Reprisal stars Abigail Spencer, Rodrigo Santoro, Mena Massoud, Madison Davenport, Rhys Wakefield, David Dastmalchian, W. Earl Brown and Gilbert Owuor.

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