Hulu cancels 'The Path' after three seasons

The Jason Katims produced show has been cancelled after the third season wrapped up in late March this year.

                            Hulu cancels 'The Path' after three seasons
Hugh Dancy, Michelle Monaghan and Aaron Paul (Getty Images)

After three seasons, "The Path" has finally been cancelled by Hulu. The drama series starring Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy will not return for a fourth season, according to a statement released by creator Jessica Goldberg. The announcement comes even as Hulu has been replacing many of their shows with original titles like the acclaimed series "The Handmaid's Tale" and upcoming shows like "Castle Rock". 

While official viewership details are not forthcoming, the last season of the show received an 82% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes while the first and second season received 85% and 75% respectively. The series has an overall score of 7.4/10 on IMDb. The last season ended on 28th March this year.

"While it's sad that The Path is ending, I'm brimming with gratitude and pride," Goldberg said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"It was a gift to be able to tell challenging and emotional stories for three seasons in this very strange and unique world. The calibre of talent and passion everyone who worked on this show brought — from my partners Jason Katims and Michelle Lee, the execs at Hulu, the writers, actors, directors, designers and crew — was something to behold, and for which I'm very thankful. Thanks Hulu and Universal Television for taking a shot on this show, it was a life-changing experience."

The series, produced by Jason Katims under Universal Television, followed the life of a family with close ties to a controversial cult. The movement at the heart of the story was initially believed to be a reference to the Church of Scientology. While the show was well-received at first, subsequent seasons saw dwindling support from both viewers and critics.