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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 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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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
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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Future Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
Luke Albright added 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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11.22.63 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
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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Harlots is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
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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Chance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
Sazonana added 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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
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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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
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.
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124 85
Casual is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
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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The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
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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The Path is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
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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The Looming Tower is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
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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63 59
The Wrong Mans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
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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Difficult People is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
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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Shut Eye is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
JoeNapier added 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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Shrill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones
Shrill (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy web television series, based on the book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West. While the world around her deems her not good enough because of ...more
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The Act is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Chloë Sevigny
The Act (Hulu, 2019) is an American true crime anthology drama web television series. A girl's (Joey King) quest for independence from the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective ...more
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Quick Draw is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
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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The Awesomes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
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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East Los High is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
Vannessa Vasquez, Gabriel Chavarria, Danielle Vega
East Los High (Hulu, 2013) is a teen drama web television series created by Carlos Portugal and Kathleen Bedoya. A group of friends at East Los High face the trials and tribulations of teenagers ...more
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The First is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone, LisaGay Hamilton
The First (Hulu, 2018) is an American-British drama web television series created by Beau Willimon. A team of astronauts become the first humans to visit Mars.
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Safe Harbour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
Safe Harbour Ewen Leslie, Leeanna Walsman
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Into the Dark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
Tom Bateman, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Aurora Perrineau
Into the Dark (Hulu, 2018) is an American horror anthology web television series. Each episode of the series is inspired by a holiday from the month in which it is released.
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National Treasure is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
National Treasure
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The Bisexual is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hulu Original Series
Desiree Akhavan, Maxine Peake, Brian Gleeson

Dramedy series examining the life of a woman who breaks off with her long term girlfriend and tries having a straight relationship for a change.

The Bisexual (Hulu, 2018) is a comedy-drama television series created by Desiree Akhavan and Rowan Riley. Leila (Desiree Akhavan) takes a break from her decade-long relationship with her partner ...more