Hulu The Best Hulu Original Series  

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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 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 Hulu’s original series include 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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The Handmaid's Tale Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. In a dystopian future where women are brutally ...more

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Castle Rock Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland, Jane Levy Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by J. J. Abrams. Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes ...more

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Harlots Samantha Morton, Jessica Brown Findlay, Lesley Manville Harlots (Hulu, 2017) is a British period drama television series inspired by "The Covent Garden Ladies" by Hallie Rubenhold. Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton) runs a brothel in 18th ...more

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Luke Albright added Future Man Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson Future Man (Hulu, 2017) is an American comedy television series directed by Brandon Trost, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson), a janitor by day and a gamer by night, ...more

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Sazonana added Chance hugh Laurie, Gretchen Mol, Paul Adelstein The Hulu original series, based on the Kem Nunn book of the same name. It focuses on a forensic neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Eldon Chance, living in San Francisco, who is semi-willingly pulled into ...more

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Deadbeat Tyler Labine, Kal Penn, Brandon T. Jackson Deadbeat (Hulu, 2014) is an American supernatural comedy series created by Cody Heller and Brett Konner. Kevin "Pac" Pacalioglu (Tyler Labine) is a lazy slacker, and a medium for hire, ...more

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Casual Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, Tara Lynne Barr Casual is a 2015 television comedy-drama series that premiered on Hulu. After learning her husband is having an affair, Valerie (Michaela Watkins), a successful shrink, files for divorce and ...more

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Runaways Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner Marvel's Runaways (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Six teenagers from different backgrounds unite against a common enemy — their ...more

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11.22.63 James Franco, Sarah Gadon, Cherry Jones 11.22.63 (Hulu, 2016) is an American science fiction thriller miniseries developed by Bridget Carpenter, based on the book by Stephen King. A recently divorced English teacher (James Franco) ...more

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The Mindy Project (Season 4-6) Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz The Mindy Project is an American romantic comedy television series that premiered on Fox on September 25, 2012, and airs on Tuesday nights. The series, created by Mindy Kaling, is co-produced by ...more

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Difficult People Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner, James Urbaniak Difficult People (Hulu, 2015) is an American comedy series created by Julie Klausner. Julie (Julie Klausner) and Billy (Billy Eichner) are two struggling and jaded comedians living in New York ...more

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The Looming Tower Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt The Looming Tower (Hulu, 2018) is an American drama web television miniseries based on the book by Lawrence Wright. With the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, the rivalry between ...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 television provider Hulu. It premiered on BBC Two on 24 September 2013 and in the United States on 11 ...more

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The Path Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Hugh Dancy The Path (Hulu, 2016) is an American television drama series created by Jessica Goldberg. A man (Aaron Paul) who converts to a controversial following suffers from a crisis of faith.

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JoeNapier added Shut Eye Jeffrey Donovan, KaDee Strickland, Susan Misner Shut Eye is an American drama television series created by Les Bohem, airing on the streaming service Hulu. The series centers around the life of failed magician Charlie Haverford, who now works ...more

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Quick Draw John Lehr Quick Draw is a TV-14 television series created by Nancy Hower and John Lehr for Hulu. Lehr stars in, and Hower directs, this partly improvised half-hour comedy Western. The show follows Harvard ...more

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East Los High Alicia Sixtos East Los High is a teen drama web series produced/directed/written by Carlos Portugal and starring Janine Larina, Gabriel Chavarria, and Alicia Sixtos. The series is Hulu's first and only series ...more

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The Awesomes Rashida Jones, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers The Awesomes" is an animated show for adults that combines the thrills of comic book storytelling with the irreverent and inspired comedy that is the hallmark of show co-creators Seth ...more

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I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman Sarah Silverman, Mather Zickel, Megan Phelps-Roper I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television late-night talk show directed by Allan Kartun. Presented by comedian Sarah Silverman, the show delivers ...more

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Freakish Leo Howard, Liza Koshy, Adam Hicks Freakish (Hulu, 2016) is an American television horror series created by Beth Szymkowski. Featuring several high-profile social media stars and celebrities, the series focuses on a group of ...more

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Resident Advisors Andrew Bachelor, Jamie Chung, Juliette Goglia Resident Advisors (Hulu, 2015) is an American comedy series created by Alex J. Reid, Taylor Jenkins Reid, and Natalia Anderson. The show follows group of resident advisors in a college

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Dimension 404 Robert Buckley, Lea Michele, Matt Jones Dimension 404 (Hulu, 2017) is an American science fiction black comedy drama anthology series created by Dez Dolly and Will Campos. From outrageous horror comedy to mind-bending action ...more

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The Hotwives of Orlando Casey Wilson The Hotwives of Orlando is an American sitcom that premiered on July 15, 2014, on the video streaming website Hulu. Developed by Paramount Digital Entertainment as a parody of The Real ...more

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Mother Up! Eva Longoria, Jesse Camacho, Gabrielle Miller Mother Up! (Hulu, 2013) is a Canadian animated series created by Marnie Nir and Katherine Torpey. After she resigns from her job and her husband leaves her, Rudi Wilson (Eva Longoria) becomes a ...more

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Battleground Jay Hayden, Teri Reeves, Jack DeSena Battleground (Hulu, 2012) is a mockumentary comedy-drama web series created by J. D. Walsh. Led by campaign manager Chris "Tak" Davis (Jay Hayden), a team battles against corrupt ...more

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The Thick of It (Season 4) Peter Capaldi, Joanna Scanlan, Chris Addison The Thick of It is a British comedy television series that satirises the inner workings of modern British government. It was first broadcast for two short series on BBC Four in 2005, initially ...more

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Triumph's Election Watch 2016 Lauren Ashley Berry, Dennis Haskins, Robert Smigel Triumph's Election Watch 2016 (Amazon Video, 2016) is a documentary miniseries directed by Scott Preston. Triumph the Insult Comedian Dog reports from the primary states, chases down candidates, ...more

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The Hotwives of Las Vegas Erinn Hayes, Tymberlee Hill, Angela Kinsey The Hotwives of Las Vegas (Hulu, 2015) is the second season of American parody sitcom The Hotwives. Set in a city where dreams and fortunes are made every day, meet a fresh batch of real ...more

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Hard Sun Agyness Deyn, Jim Sturgess Hard Sun (Hulu, 2018) is a pre-apocalyptic British television drama series created by Neil Cross. While investigating a death of a hacker in London, two police officers stumble upon proof that ...more

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Doozers David Berni, Trek Buccino, Millie Davis The Doozers (Hulu, 2014) is an American/Canadian computer animated series created by The Jim Henson Company, and a spinoff of Fraggle Rock. In the self-sustainable community of Doozer Creek ...more

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A Day in the Life Mr. Brainwash, Richard Branson, Misty Copeland A Day in the Life is a 2011 internet television documentary web series, distributed by Hulu as its first original long-form programming venture. The first season includes six episodes starring ...more

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Spoilers Benny Fine, Rafi Fine, Nick Cannon Spoilers is a film review series that premiered June 4, 2012. The show, described as an "anti-movie review" show, is hosted by Kevin Smith and produced by Smith's SModcast Pictures. ...more

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Up to Speed Timothy 'Speed' Levitch, John C. McDonnell, Jeff Doucette Up to Speed is a historical travel web series starring Timothy "Speed" Levitch and directed by Richard Linklater airing on Hulu.

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Behind the Mask Chad Spencer, Jon Jersey Goldman, Michael Hostetter Behind the Mask (Hulu, 2013) is a documentary series created by Josh Greenbaum. Following the lives of seven mascots, both inside and outside the suit, the series focus on mascots in high ...more

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RocketJump: The Show Freddie Wong, Desmond Dolly, Ashly Burch RocketJump: The Show (Amazon Video, 2015) is a documentary series created by Ben M. Waller. A behind the scenes look at how short films are produced by the internet sensations from Rocketjump.