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‘The Path’ Canceled at Hulu After 3 Seasons

It’s the end of the road for Hulu’s The Path.

The streamer has opted to cancel the Jason Katims-produced drama after three seasons and 36 episodes.

“While it’s sad that The Path is ending, I’m brimming with gratitude and pride,” creator Jessica Goldberg said in a statement. “It was a gift to be able to tell challenging and emotional stories for three seasons in this very strange and unique world. The caliber 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 drama revolved around a family at the center of a controversial cult movement that, at the onset of the series, was briefly compared to Scientology. The series was produced by Universal Television, where Katims’ True Jack Productions banner is based. Goldberg served as showrunner on the drama, which starred Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Hugh Dancy, Kyle Allen, Emma Greenwell and Freida Pinto.

For Hulu, which like fellow streamers Netflix and Amazon does not release viewership information, The Path had a brief wave of critical support early on but faded in the seasons since. The series has a 79 percent average on RottenTomatoes.com, and an 83 percent audience score.

The decision to cancel The Path — which wrapped its third season March 28 — comes as Hulu has been refining its roster of scripted originals amid a new roster of executives at the top of the streamer. Gone are the series that helped launch the streaming platform — like East Los High, Chance, Shut Eye and comedies Quick Draw, Deadbeat, Difficult People and Casual. In their place are a roster of buzzy and high-end originals including Emmy winner The Handmaid’s Tale, The Looming Tower and upcoming entries Castle Rock and George Clooney’s Catch-22 limited series.

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Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy are expecting their second child

Surprise! Claire Danes is expecting another child.

The 39-year-old actress — who is already mom to 5-year-old son Cyrus Michael Christopher with husband Hugh Dancy — announced on The Howard Stern Show Wednesday that she’s “seriously preggo.”

“I’m deep into my second trimester,” she confessed, admitting that this was her official announcement.

The topic came up while discussing Danes doing a nude scene in Homeland, and Stern said he would be self-conscious about his body in that position.

“Was this planned or are we having a surprise?” Stern asked.

“Yeah, this was planned,” she replied. “We’ve been wanting another kid for a while, and it happened.”

Danes said she was going to keep the sex of the baby a secret, joking that she could name the baby after Stern — “Howardina” if it’s a girl.

Source | Listen to Claire talking about it here

John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy to Star in Mindy Kaling’s Comedy ‘Late Night’

Just because i said yesterday that Hugh was nowhere to be seen!! yay!

John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, and Paul Walter Hauser have joined the cast of Mindy Kaling’s comedy “Late Night,” directed by Nisha Ganatra.

The film stars Kaling and Emma Thompson. 30West and FilmNation Entertainment are financing the upcoming comedy. Kaling wrote the script and is also producing with Howard Klein, alongside Imperative Entertainment and FilmNation Entertainment, who are handling international sales. 30West and CAA are handling U.S. rights.

“Late Night” centers on a late-night talk show host (Thompson) who is at risk of losing her long-running show right when she hires her first female writer (Kaling), who revitalizes her show and her life. Principal photography is set to commence this week.

Lithgow most recently starred in FilmNation’s “Beatriz at Dinner” alongside Salma Hayek and Connie Britton, as well as “Miss Sloane” with Jessica Chastain. He won the Emmy Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in “The Crown.”

Dancy is best known for his role as FBI Special Agent Will Graham in NBC’S “Hannibal” with Mads Mikkelsen. He also starred in Sean Durkin’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene” alongside Elizabeth Olsen for Fox Searchlight.

Scott just wrapped production on Ruben Fleischer’s “Venom” in which he stars alongside Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams for Columbia Pictures. He’ll soon begin production on the seventh and final season of “Veep.”

Hauser co-starred in “I, Tonya” with Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, and Allison Janney. He will next be seen in Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” for Focus Features and Blumhouse.

Lithgow is represented by UTA, Anonymous Content, and attorney Walter Teller. Dancy is represented by UTA and United Agents, and Scott by Impression Entertainment, Gersh, and Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher. Hauser is represented by CAA and Principato-Young Entertainment.

Source: Variety.com

New Interviews

Hugh was interviewed about The Path season 3, Claire Danes and Hannibal:

December 6th, 2017 | Hugh at The Selected Shorts Series

New pics and videos of Hugh at the Symphony Space in New York.  Hugh celebrated Agatha Christie with a reading of her short story “Accident”, from 1929. Check out the videos and pics:

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GALLERY LINK: Public Appearances > 2017 > December 6th – Hugh At The Selected Shorts Series

Videos: Download full reading HERE, thanks to @solamentenic

 

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Bryan Fuller Has Pitched ‘Hannibal’ Season 4 to Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen

The road to “Hannibal” Season 4 continues with another very, very small step forward.

As a guest on Entertainment Weekly’s “Post Mortem” podcast (via The Playlist), Fuller revealed that he still intends on moving forward with new episodes of the acclaimed television adaptation, which ran for three seasons on NBC from 2013-2015. But the newest development is that he has actually pitched his “great idea” to leading men Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen, and it appears they’re on board with the direction as well.

“I have [had] conversations with Mads and Hugh,” Fuller said. “We’re are all excited about the prospect of returning to the story. There’s some hurdles to get through…[But] I just had a great idea for season 4. There’s an interesting next chapter in the relationship between Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter that would be fascinating to unpack. I’ve shared it with the gentlemen and they’re both keen on it.”

The news is in line with Fuller’s comments from last December, where he explained he had also spoken with executive producer Martha De Laurentiis about Season 4 and potentially bringing in elements of “The Silence of the Lambs.” The rights to the story have been owned by the producers of Jonathan Demme’s Oscar-winning film since its release, but they revert back in August 2017, which could be the “hurdles” Fuller is refers to.

“I think the film adaptation is a perfect film, but there’s a lot of interesting nooks and crannies to explore in a television series,” Fuller explained in December. “I hope we get to tell the story, I think, ideally for the cast, it would be as a mini-series, here and there. Let’s do 6 to 8 episodes of that, and 6 to 8 episodes over here. And do it as an irregular thing.”

The shape of the new season may still be in the air, but the fact Dancy and Mikkelsen are officially interested is just one more step in the right direction to making this thing actually happen. Fuller is currently serving as the showrunner of “American Gods,” which airs on Sunday nights on Starz and has been renewed for Season 2.

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