Hulu is going further down The Path.
The streamer has renewed the Aaron Paul-led drama for a 13-episode third season, it was announced Wednesday. The pickup comes on the same day as the cult drama’s season two finale.
Also starring Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy, The Path centers on a man (Paul) who becomes a follower of a religion called the Meyerist Movement but begins to question his faith, and the movement at large.
Jessica Goldstein serves as showrunner and exec produces with Jason Katims and Michelle Lee of True Jack Productions. Universal Television, where Katims is under an overall deal, produces the series for Hulu.
Premiering in March 2016, The Path is part of Hulu’s push into premium originals that also included the recently renewed Shut Eyestarring Jeffrey Donovan, the Hugh Laurie drama Chance which will return for a second season, and the Golden Globe-nominated comedy Casual. Earlier this month, Hulu unveiled the sci-fi anthology series Dimension 404.
The renewal also comes several weeks after Hulu announced that the upcoming sixth season of The Mindy Project, which also hails from Universal, would be its last.
In the coming weeks, Hulu is getting ready to debut the highly anticipated adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale starring Elisabeth Moss and the platform will also debut the Seth Rogen-produced Future Manlater this year.
However, Hulu is undergoing some changes as it pushes further into originals. Marketing head Jenny Wall is set to exit, and the company is looking for a chief content officer.
For Universal TV, The Path joins other off-net productions including Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Master of None for Netflix, Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the current fifth and final season of Bates Motel at A&E and the CBS medical drama Pure Genius, also from True Jack, which is not expected to return.