Here's everything coming to Hulu this August, September 2018

Hulu has brought forward a plethora of shows for the binge-watchers who would like to snuggle under their blankets after a hectic workday.

                            Here's everything coming to Hulu this August, September 2018

Even though there are only a few days left in August, all hope is not lost, as Hulu has come up with a list of shows that its viewers can tune into; and easing their way into September. From Wes Anderson's 'Rushmore' to its original docu-film 'Crime +Punishment' here are the top 9 shows that Hulu is bringing out for its fans to binge-watch.

As old is gold, Hulu is bringing back some of the all-time classic shows that would be, of course, new on Hulu:

1. 'The Only Way Is Essex' - Complete season 22

Welcome to the glamorous world of Essex, where viewers get a chance to delve into the real lives of some of the most gorgeous people around, in a truly innovative living soap. Viewers will see the tears, tantrums, and the triumphs just like a real soap opera.

(Streaming Friday, August 31)


Hulu is bringing back some of the old shows on its streaming platform. (IMDb)
Hulu is bringing back some of the old shows on its streaming platform. (IMDb)

2. 'The Cleanse' - (2016)

A heartbroken man attends a spiritual retreat to cleanse himself and fix his broken life. There he meets a fellow lost soul, and together they discover that "the cleanse" releases more than everyday toxins...a lot more. Starring Johnny Galecki, Anna Friel, Anjelica Huston and Oliver Platt.

(Streaming Saturday, September 1)


Anna Friel, Johnny Galecki, and Bobby Miller in 'The Cleanse' (2016). (IMDb)
Anna Friel, Johnny Galecki, and Bobby Miller in 'The Cleanse' (2016). (IMDb)

3. 'Active Measures' - (2018)

'Active Measures' chronicles the most successful espionage operation in Russian history, the US presidential election of 2016. Filmmakers expose an insidious plot devised by Putin to disrupt and control world events.

(Streaming Friday, August 31)


The show will look back at the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections. (Hulu)
The show will look back at the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections. (Hulu)

4. 'Sixteen Candles' - (1984)

 A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

(Streaming Friday, August 31)


Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles (1984)
Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles (1984)

5. 'Rushmore' - (1998)

The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation.

(Streaming Friday, September 1)


Anderson's 'Rushmore' is returning on Hulu this September. (IMDb)
Anderson's 'Rushmore' is returning on Hulu this September. (IMDb)


What about the originals? Apart from digging out some of the old golds, Hulu is also bringing in some of its original pieces. 

1. 'Castle Rock' - New episode

Ep.108 "Past Perfect"

Newcomers set up shop in Castle Rock; Henry follows a clue.

A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, 'Castle Rock' is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.


Hulu is bringing back its Stephen King original. (Hulu)
Hulu is bringing back its Stephen King original. (Hulu)

2. 'Safe Harbour' - Complete season 1

On a yachting holiday from Darwin to Indonesia, five Australians come across a broken-down fishing boat, full of desperate asylum seekers. The Australians decide to help, towing the refugees, but when they wake up next morning, their fishing boat is gone. Five years later they meet some of the refugees again and learn the truth. Someone cut the rope between the two boats and, as a result, seven people died when the fishing boat sank. The revelation drives a wedge of mistrust between the Australians, as they grapple with protecting themselves and doing the right thing.

The refugees struggle with their desire for justice, and possibly revenge. Old secrets come to light, relationships are shattered, and lives are put in danger. And one question hangs over it all – who cut the rope? 

The cast includes Phoebe Tonkin ('The Vampire Diaries,' 'The Originals'), Ewen Leslie ('Top of the Lake'), Leeanna Walsman ('Wentworth'), Hazem Shammas, Nicole Chamoun, Jacqueline McKenzie ('Deep Blue Sea'), Joel Jackson, and Robert Rabiah.


Hulu is bringing the story of five Australians, a fishing boat, and the desire for revenge. (Hulu)
Hulu is bringing the story of five Australians, a fishing boat, and the desire for revenge. (Hulu)


3. 'Crime + Punishment' - Hulu documentary

The documentary examines the United States' most powerful police department through the efforts of a group of active duty officers and a private investigator who risk their careers and safety to bring light to harmful policing practices which have plagued the precincts and streets of New York City for decades.

Amidst a landmark class-action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, director Stephen Maing chronicles the real lives and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons.


A film by Stephen Maing. Executive produced by Laura Poitras. (Hulu)
A film by Stephen Maing. Executive produced by Laura Poitras. (Hulu)


4. 'Minding the Gap' - Hulu Documentary

Compiling over 12 years of footage shot in his hometown of Rockford, IL, in 'Minding the Gap,' Bing Liu searches for correlations between his skateboarder friends’ turbulent upbringings and the complexities of modern-day masculinity. Liu weaves a story of generational forgiveness while exploring the precarious gap between childhood and adulthood. The film is produced by Liu and Diane Quon and edited by Liu and Joshua Altman.

Watch the trailer below:

As the viewers eagerly wait for the shows, Hulu has come up with another set of new shows that are soon to appear in September. 

1. 'I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman'

New Episodes

Episode Count: 11

Premiere Date: September 6

Cast: Sarah Silverman

Crew: 'I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman' comes to Hulu from 'Funny Or Die' and is executive produced by Sarah Silverman. She is joined by Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Amy Zvi, Gavin Purcell, Bellamie Blackstone, Dave Ferguson and 'Funny Or Die’s Joe Farrell.

Synopsis: Serving heady concepts in a big, bready, aggressively silly sandwich, Silverman tackles the symptoms of why we are where we are today. With monologues about this very moment coming from her personal point of view, this show aims to venture out of our echo chambers and connect unlike-minded people. The show reunites ourselves with compassion and empathy without missing a comedic beat.

2. 'The First'

Season 1

Episode Count: 8

Premiere Date: September 14

Cast: Series stars Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone, LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agena, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Brian Lee Franklin, and Oded Fehr.

Crew: Executive Producers include creator and showrunner Beau Willimon and Jordan Tappis for Westward Productions.

Synopsis: Sean Penn leads an ensemble cast in this near-future drama about a crew of astronauts attempting to become the first humans on Mars. Under the direction of visionary aerospace magnate Laz Ingram (Natascha McElhone), the crew contends with peril and personal sacrifice as they undertake the greatest pioneering feat in human history.

3. 'Into the Dark'

Year-round event series

Episode Count: 12

Series Description:  In partnership with Blumhouse Television, 'Into the Dark' is a horror event series from prolific, award-winning producer, Jason Blum’s independent TV studio. The series includes 12 super-sized episodes, with a new installment released each month inspired by a holiday and will feature Blumhouse’s signature genre/thriller spin on the story.

4. 'Light As A Feather'

Season 1

Episode Count: 10 

Premiere Date: October 12

Cast: Series stars Liana Liberato, Haley Ramm, Ajiona Alexus, Brianne Tju, Peyton List, Dylan Sprayberry, Jordan Rodrigues, Brent Rivera, Chachi Gonzalez, Alex Lange, and Dorian Brown Pham.

Crew: Created and executive produced by R. Lee Fleming, Jr. Produced by AwesomenessTV, Wattpad, and Grammnet.

Synopsis: An innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” goes wrong when the five teen girls who played start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, forcing the survivors to figure out why they’re being targeted - and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.

5. Marvel's 'Runaways'

Season 2

Episode Count: 13

Premiere Date: December 21

Cast: 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, Brannagh, James Yaegashi, Brittany Ishibashi, Kip Pardue, and Julian McMahon.

Crew: Marvel’s 'Runaways' is executive produced by series co-showrunners/writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage ('The O.C.' and 'Gossip  Girl') along with Marvel’s Head of Television and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s 'Jessica Jones,' Marvel’s 'Cloak & Dagger'). Fake Empire's Lis Rowinski will produce as well. Marvel's 'Runaways' is a co-production with Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios.

Synopsis: The Runaways have left their homes (and evil parents) behind and now have to learn to live on their own. As they scavenge for food, search for shelter, and take care of one another, our kids begin to realize that, for better or worse, they’re stuck with each other. And it’s up to them to take down "pride" once and for all. But someone sent a mysterious message to Jonah…Is there a mole in the Runaways? Meanwhile, "pride" is focused on finding their children, and Jonah has his own dangerous plan in mind.