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The Best Hulu Original Series

Updated January 22, 2021 4.8k votes 1.6k voters 112.1k views87 items

Hulu original series are dramatic, hilarious, and addictive - they're basically everything you want out of a television show. Some of the best Hulu shows are Hulu originals: brand-new, original content produced by Hulu, specifically for Hulu customers. You can't see this content anywhere else, but when you're watching the best Hulu originals, you'll probably forget that mainstream television even exists.  

Hulu is one of the top websites for watching hundreds of television series and movies instantly online. Their business model differs from Netflix and Amazon because they still depend on monthly subscribers and advertisers for all of their revenue. Limited commercials allow Hulu to fund and create more original content. These shows include hilarious story ideas from the biggest names in comedy, the cleverest minds in the entertainment business, and international writers and producers that help bring awesome content from other countries to your couch via Hulu. 

Among the many Hulu TV series are cartoons like The Awesomes and Mother Up!, talk shows like The Morning After, and comedies like The Wrong Mans and Deadbeat. There are also shows in the genres of science fiction, documentary, reality TV, teen drama, suspense/thriller, social commentary, and behind-the-scenes. Other must watch Hulu original series include The Handmaid's Tale, Future Man, Difficult People, and Marvel's Runaways

The original shows on Hulu are smart, entertaining, and groundbreaking in their respective genres. Hulu is likely to have a long history in original programming as long as they continue to take risks.   

Vote for your favorite Hulu Original Series below! If you don't see your favorite show on our list, feel free to add it. 

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    Difficult People

    Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner
    Difficult People (Hulu, 2015) is an American comedy series created by Julie Klausner. Julie...  more
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    East Los High

    Vannessa Vasquez, Gabriel Chavarria
    East Los High (Hulu, 2013) is a teen drama web television series created by Carlos Portugal...  more
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    Deadbeat

    Tyler Labine, Kal Penn
    Deadbeat (Hulu, 2014) is an American supernatural comedy series created by Cody Heller and...  more
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    The Mindy Project (Season 4-6)

    Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina
    The Mindy Project (Fox, 2012) is an American romantic comedy television series created by...  more

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    The Wrong Mans

    James Corden, Mathew Baynton
    The Wrong Mans is a BBC Television comedy drama series, co-produced with the American online...  more

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    The Handmaid's Tale

    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes
    The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller,...  more

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    Battleground

    Jay Hayden, Teri Reeves
    Battleground (Hulu, 2012) is a mockumentary comedy-drama web series created by J. D. Walsh....  more
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    Castle Rock

    Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland
    Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by...  more

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    The Hotwives of Las Vegas

    Erinn Hayes, Tymberlee Hill
    The Hotwives of Las Vegas (Hulu, 2015) is the second season of American parody sitcom The...  more
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    11.22.63

    James Franco, Sarah Gadon
    11.22.63 (Hulu, 2016) is an American science fiction thriller miniseries developed by Bridget...  more

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    Future Man

    Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe
    Future Man (Hulu, 2017) is an American comedy television series directed by Brandon Trost,...  more

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    Runaways

    Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano
    Marvel's Runaways (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Josh Schwartz...  more

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    Mother Up!

    Eva Longoria, Jesse Camacho
    Mother Up! (Hulu, 2013) is a Canadian animated series created by Marnie Nir and Katherine...  more
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    The Act

    Patricia Arquette, Joey King
    The Act (Hulu, 2019) is an American true crime anthology drama web television series. A girl's...  more

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    Harlots

    Samantha Morton, Jessica Brown Findlay
    Harlots (Hulu, 2017) is a British-American period drama television series created by Alison...  more

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    Chance

    Hugh Laurie, Gretchen Mol
    The Hulu original series, based on the Kem Nunn book of the same name. It focuses on a...  more
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    Casual

    Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey
    Casual (Hulu, 2015) is an American television comedy-drama series created by Zander Lehmann....  more
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    The Looming Tower

    Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim
    The Looming Tower (Hulu, 2018) is an American drama web television miniseries based on the...  more
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    The Path

    Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan
    The Path (Hulu, 2016) is an American television drama series created by Jessica Goldberg. A...  more
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    I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman

    Sarah Silverman, Mather Zickel
    I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television late-night...  more
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    Shrill

    Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope
    Shrill (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy web television series, based on the book Shrill:...  more

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    Letterkenny

    Jared Keeso, Alexander De Jordy
    Letterkenny (Crave, 2016) is a Canadian sitcom created by Jared Keeso and developed and...  more

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    Shut Eye

    Jeffrey Donovan, KaDee Strickland
    Shut Eye is an American drama television series created by Les Bohem, airing on the streaming...  more
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    Little Fires Everywhere

    Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington
    Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu, 2020) is an American TV mini-series based on Celeste Ng's novel...  more

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    UnREAL

    Shiri Appleby, Craig Bierko
    Unreal (Lifetime, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Marti Noxon and...  more