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From ‘Only Murders in the Building’ to ‘Shōgun,’ These Are the Best Hulu Originals Streaming Now

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While we may have gotten our start as the go-to destination for next-day, TV catch-up sessions, Hulu has grown into a streaming platform chock full of binge-worthy and award-winning original content.

Our already-extensive library of Hulu Originals grows every month, which makes committing to a new show a big deal. That’s why we’re breaking down the best Hulu Originals to help you decide on your next streaming spree with no regrets.

Let’s start streaming. 

Best Hulu Original Series


Title art for the new FX series, Shōgun.

Become immersed in the tumultuous world of 1600s Japan in this gripping, 10-episode limited series based on the novel of the same name by James Clavell.

Fearless warrior Lord Yoshii Toranaga is battling against factions joining forces against him while Japan is on the brink of civil war. Amidst the chaos, an Englishman and his ship unexpectedly arrive on nearby shores, bearing secrets that could potentially shift the balance of power in Toranaga’s favor.

Check out Hulu’s insider’s guide to Shōgun for more on the hit limited series. 

Watch: Shōgun

Under the Bridge

Title art for the Hulu Original series, Under the Bridge.

Adapted from Rebecca Godfrey’s bestselling book of the same name, Under the Bridge delves into the haunting, real-life story of Reena Virk, a fourteen-year-old who never returned home after a party in 1997. 

This new Hulu limited series uncovers the secrets of the teenagers implicated in her brutal murder, revealing the shocking truth behind the motives of her killer.

Watch: Under the Bridge

The Veil

Title art for the FX and Hulu Original series, The Veil.

Who decides what is good or evil in a deadly game of truth and lies?

FX’s The Veil is an international spy thriller that follows an erratic and unpredictable British M16 agent, Imogen Salter (Elisabeth Moss), and her prime suspect, Adilah El Idrissi (Yumna Marwan), in a cat-and-mouse chase from Istanbul to Paris and on to London. 

The Veil premieres Tuesday, April 30 only on Hulu. 

Watch: The Veil

Only Murders in the Building

Title art for season 3 of Only Murders in the Building.

For truecrime aficionados, being able to solve a case before the police is the ultimate dream. Three New York City dwellers get that chance and pounce on it — all within the walls of their eclectic apartment building. 

Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short), and Mabel (Selena Gomez) band together to try to solve a murder in their building. This hilarious and thrilling murder mystery keeps audiences on their toes and will have you guessing until the very end.

Catch up on Seasons 1 3 now and keep up to date with our insider’s guide to Only Murders for updates on the new season. 

Watch: Only Murders in the Building

The Handmaid’s Tale

Title art for The Handmaids Tale on Hulu.

This 15-time Emmy Award-winning drama series dives deep into an eerily realistic dystopian future in the new nation of Gilead, where women are stripped of all power and rights within society. Some women are even forced to become “handmaids,” meaning they must serve elite families and are used to produce children. One such handmaid, June (Elisabeth Moss), is fighting back at all costs. 

Based on the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, every episode of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale will leave you on the edge of your seat. Check out our insider’s guide to The Handmaid’s Tale for an in-depth look into the latest season.

Watch: The Handmaid’s Tale

The Bear

Title art for the hit FX show, The Bear, starring Jeremy Allen White.

Carmy is a world-renowned chef. So what is he doing running a sandwich shop in the River North neighborhood of Chicago? Whether you’re a fan of fast-paced television dramas with comedic undertones, brilliant cinematography, realistic restaurant banter — or all three you’ll love the critically acclaimed FX and Hulu Original series, The Bear, starring Jeremy Allen White. 

Check out the Hulu insider’s guide to The Bear, and catch up before Season 3 premieres. 

Watch: The Bear

American Horror Story

Title art for American Horror Story: Delicate.

American Horror Story (AHS) is a captivating anthology series that seamlessly blends elements of the horror, dark drama, and psychological thriller genres along with stunning cinematography to craft a fresh, enthralling tale each season. 

New to the series and wondering where to start? Check out our insider’s guide to AHS for everything you need to know. 

Watch: American Horror Story

Reservation Dogs

Title art for the final season of the FX series, Reservation Dogs.

A coming-of-age comedy, Reservation Dogs is an FX and Hulu Original series that follows the lives of four Indigenous teenagers living on a reservation in Oklahoma. They only have one thing on their mind: get off the reservation and move to California — even if they have to lie, steal, and scheme their way there. 

The entire series is available to stream now on Hulu.

Watch: Reservation Dogs

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Title art for the sitcom, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

If you’ve ever visited the northeast corner of the country, you know it isn’t always sunny. But maybe “The Gang” is too drunk, aloof, and obsessed with themselves to notice. 

Join Charlie (Charlie Day), Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dee (Kaitlin Olson), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), and Frank (Danny DeVito) in their epic misadventures in all 16 seasons of the FX and Hulu series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Watch: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Castle Rock

Title art for the Hulu Original series, Castle Rock, based on Stephen King’s novels.

Misery arrives in the Hulu Original series adaptation of Stephen King’s “Misery.” Set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythology and delicate character storytelling of King’s most beloved works, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.

Watch: Castle Rock

The Great

Title art for the Hulu Original series, The Great.

Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) went from a penniless Prussian Princess to the longest-reigning Empress of Russia. In a coup d’état heard around the world, Catherine dethroned her husband and took over the throne for herself. The Great is a comedic and sort of true period drama that tells the story of Catherine the Great’s rise to power. 

Watch: The Great


Title art for Season 3 of the FX and Hulu Original sitcom series, Dave.

Based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd, better known by his stage name “Lil Dicky,” the FX-on-Hulu comedy centers around a neurotic late-20-something who’s convinced he’s destined to become one of the best rappers of all time. Now, all he has to do is convince literally anyone else. 

Watch: Dave

Normal People

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Based on Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel of the same name, Normal People chronicles the intertwined lives of Marianne (Daisy EdgarJones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) as they evolve from high school sweethearts to young adults grappling with the complexities and transformations of love, identity, and adulthood. 

Watch: Normal People

Tell Me Lies

Title art for the Hulu Original drama series Tell Me Lies.

This relationship between college students, Lucy and Stephen, is as exhilarating as it is toxic. Tell Me Lies is a Hulu Original series based on the novel by Carola Lovering that follows the couple’s relationship over the course of eight years — connecting all the ways a college romance can change the trajectory of their lives forever. 

Discover more shows based on books streaming now on Hulu.

Watch: Tell Me Lies


Title art for the Hulu Original series, Ramy.

Created by and starring Ramy Youssef — Ramy is an EMMY®-nominated Hulu Original series about a first-generation EgyptianAmerican learning how to balance the moral consciousness inherited by his Muslim culture and life as a millennial in America. 

Watch: Ramy

Life & Beth

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Beth has a great life — on paper. She has a good job and is in a long-term relationship with a man she loves. But when a sudden incident throws her back to her teenage years, she’s forced to face the events that turned her into the person she is. 

In this deeply healing tale with a touch of Amy Schumer humor, you’ll laugh, cry, and feel inspired. Both seasons of Life & Beth are available to stream now — only on Hulu. 

Watch: Life & Beth

Black Cake

Title art for the upcoming Hulu Original series, Black Cake.

Eleanor Bennett isn’t who her children think she is. It isn’t until she begins losing her battle with cancer that she finally shares the truth about her shocking life story. 

From Executive Producer, Oprah Winfrey, and New York Times bestselling author, Charmaine Wilkerson, comes Black Cake — a family drama series featuring a diverse cast and worldly backdrops. 

Watch: Black Cake

We Were the Lucky Ones

A still image from the Hulu Original series, We Were the Lucky Ones.

Georgia Hunter’s New York Times bestselling novel, We Were the Lucky Ones, tells the incredible true story of a Jewish family separated at the start of World War II. In this Hulu Original limited series adaptation of the book, Joey King and Logan Lerman’s characters recount one of the darkest moments in human history to highlight the power of love, hope, and the human spirit.

Watch: We Were the Lucky Ones


Title art for season five of the FX hit series, Fargo.

Inspired by the movie of the same name, Fargo is part anthology, part crime series, and part dark comedy. The characters, actors, and storylines are different in every season, but you’ll find that everything throughout the series is still cleverly connected, making for a captivating series you won’t be able to get enough of. 

All five seasons are available to stream now, exclusively on Hulu.

Watch: Fargo

The Dropout

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Not many can say they dropped out of Stanford to become the founder of a billion-dollar company, but Elizabeth Holmes can. The idea of her company, Theranos, was simple: Conduct blood tests with a single drop of blood, rather than an entire vial. With that, Elizabeth Holmes (Amanda Seyfried) set out to disrupt the healthcare industry. But how far can a good idea go if promises don’t deliver?

The hit Hulu Original miniseries, The Dropout, is available to stream now. 

Watch: The Dropout

The Girl From Plainville

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When teenager Conrad (Colton Ryan) was experiencing suicidal thoughts, his girlfriend, Michelle (Elle Fanning), urged him via text to go through with it. But here’s the thing about words whether spoken or written — you can’t take them back. 

Are words enough for Michelle to be held liable for murder in the court of law, even with the evidence to prove it?

Watch: The Girl From Plainville

Love, Victor

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Love, Victor takes place within the universe of the beloved 2018 film Love, Simon,* serving as a spinoff series that tracks the journey of Victor, a new addition to Creekwood High School. Throughout his transformative path among new peers, Victor learns about self-discovery and self-acceptance. 

Discover more LGBTQ+ shows and movies streaming now on Hulu. 

Watch: Love, Victor

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Little Fires Everywhere

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Elena Richardson (Reese Witherspoon) and Mia Warren (Kerry Washington) are about as different as two people can get. Elena and her picture-perfect family live in a luxurious house full of expensive things. Meanwhile, Mia and her daughter, Pearl, reside in an apartment owned by the Richardsons and live a generally nomadic life. 

Little Fires Everywhere is a limited series that follows the mothers as their families collide, forcing them to confront their differences. 

Watch: Little Fires Everywhere


Title art for the Hulu Original crime show, Candy, based on a true story.

Candy Montgomery was the epitome of a good oldfashioned 1970s housewife. She adhered to societal norms, got married, raised two children, participated in church activities, and gladly helped her neighbors. However, her ordinary existence and angelic demeanor take a dark turn when she becomes involved in an extramarital affair with her best friend’s husband, leading Candy to do the unthinkable.

Watch: Candy

Welcome to Wrexham

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Welcome to Wrexham, a oncedefeated town in Wales with an ailing football club — that is until Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney buy the team and change everything. Even if you’ve never watched a soccer game before, you’ll become a fan of the UK’s biggest underdogs — the Wrexham Red Dragons. 

Watch: Welcome to Wrexham

FX’s A Murder at the End of the World

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Murder, mystery, drama, and thrills make up this seven-episode limited series, featuring the fictional Gen Z amateur crime sleuth/high-tech hacker, Darby Hart (Emma Corrin). When a murder occurs during a secluded retreat with other self-proclaimed detectives, Darby must track down the killer before they strike again. 

Watch: A Murder at the End of the World

Saint X

Title art for the Hulu Original thriller series, Saint X.

Based on the bestselling book by Alexis Schaitkin, Saint X is a Hulu Original series about a young girl’s mysterious death during a Caribbean family vacation and her sister’s years-long search for answers, uncovering the shocking secrets buried deep within the islands. 

Watch: Saint X

Tiny Beautiful Things

Title art for the show Tiny Beautiful Things based on the books by the same name.

Based on Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling book collection, Tiny Beautiful Things is a series about a down-and-out writer, Clare (Kathryn Hahn), who serendipitously becomes an advice columnist. Through her new venture, Clare is able to navigate her own healing journey. 

Watch: Tiny Beautiful Things

The Kardashians

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The first family of American reality TV is back as the executive producers of their own reality TV show, giving fans fresh content and an even deeper look inside their personal lives. Follow The Kardashians as they navigate business, love, and life in the spotlight.

Season 5 is premiering Thursday, May 23 exclusively on Hulu. Until then, rewatch the first four seasons, and check out our insider’s guide to The Kardashians for everything you need to know about the series. 

Watch: The Kardashians

Vanderpump Villa

A promotional image of Lisa Vanderpump for  the Hulu Original reality series, Vanderpump Villa.

Lisa Vanderpump (or the queen of the hospitality industry as we like to call her) isn’t just a worldrenowned restaurateur — she also has an impeccable knack for delivering delectable, five-star drama that leaves reality TV fans craving more. 

As we bid farewell to Lisa’s iconic Los Angeles locales, we eagerly welcome her latest venture: the prestigious French estate, Chateau Rosabelle, where her brand new cast of customer service professionals work, play, and live together under one roof in the new Hulu Original reality series, Vanderpump Villa.

Watch: Vanderpump Villa

How I Met Your Father

Title art for the Hulu Original series, How I Met Your Father.

A spinoff of the beloved sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, this Hulu Original series has new characters, new storylines, and a fresh female perspective, starring Hilary Duff as Sophie. Whether you’re a HIMYM fan or just dipping your toes into the franchise for the first time — you’ll love both seasons of How I Met Your Father

Watch: How I Met Your Father

Solar Opposites

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If you love adult animated series like Rick and Morty and Bob’s Burgers, you’ll love the Hulu Original adult animation comedy, Solar Opposites. Follow four displaced aliens after they crashland in suburban America. Their mission is to terraform Earth for the benefit of their alien species, but their objectives shift as they experience human culture (particularly TV and junk food). 

Watch: Solar Opposites

Class of ‘09

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The FBI agents of Quantico’s 2009 class are reunited after the death of a mutual friend. Class of ‘09 is a crime drama series that tells a story spanning three decades through three interweaving timelines to explore themes of justice, humanity, and legacy. 

Watch: Class of ‘09


Title art for FX's Snowfall on Hulu.

The cocaine epidemic took Los Angeles by storm in the early 1980s, and this addicting FX crime drama series tells the story of how that came to be. Created by legendary screenwriter John Singleton, Snowfall is an edge-of-your-seat crime drama that leaves you jonesing for more. 

Watch: Snowfall

Wu-Tang: An American Saga

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Based on the true story of the legendary rap group, Wu-Tang Clan, this Hulu Original drama series chronicles New York City in the ‘90s at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic. Robert Diggs (aka RZA) saw the impact it was making on his community and set out to unite Black men who were stuck between a life of music and crime. 

Watch: Wu-Tang: An American Saga

Faraway Downs

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Packed to the brim with adventure, drama, and history, Faraway Downs is a Hulu Original limited series starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. After the death of her husband, Lady Sarah Ashley (Kidman) has no choice but to partner with a rough-and-tumble cattle drover to protect her million-acre cattle ranch.

Watch: Faraway Downs

High Fidelity

Title art for the Hulu Original series, High Fidelity, based on the novel by Nick Hornby.

High Fidelity is a Hulu Original series based on the novel by Nick Hornby. If you’ve read the book, you’ll notice that the TV series adaptation gives the story a new perspective by switching the main character, Rob, for Robyn (Zoë Kravitz). 

The new perspective offers a narrative that draws inspiration from the novel while staying true to the core themes of music, love, and personal exploration.

Watch: High Fidelity

Pam & Tommy

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In the internet’s earliest days, streaming video was nonexistent and e-commerce was just a pipe dream. However, when a disgruntled contractor found an “intimate” videotape made by Tommy Lee (Sebastian Stan) and Pamela Anderson (Lily James), the internet became his best friend and worst enemy.

The biopic series, Pam & Tommy, explores the tape that got the whole country talking while changing the internet forever. 

Watch: Pam & Tommy 

History of the World Pt. II

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Over 40 years after the original Mel Brooks hit comedy film, History of the World, Part I (1981), the long-awaited sequel series is finally here. Laugh out loud with a star-studded cast, including Gary Nguyen, Johnny Knoxville, Dove Cameron, Tyler James Williams, Seth Rogen, Kumail Nanjiani, David Duchovny, and many more. 

Watch: History of the World, Part II

The Act

A still image of Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee Blanchard as portrayed in the Hulu Original miniseries, The Act.

Based on the true story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, The Act chronicles a story of motherly love, betrayal, and mental illness. Gypsy Rose (Joey King) has always lived under the care of her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette). But when she uncovers the dark truths Dee Dee has been hiding from her, Gypsy sets off on a journey of self-discovery that ends with deadly consequences. 

Watch: The Act

Nine Perfect Strangers

Title art for the Hulu Original series, Nine Perfect Strangers, based on the book by Liane Moriarty.

Welcome to Tranquillum House: your home for the next 10 days. 

Based on the bestselling book by Liane Moriarty, Nine Perfect Strangers follows nine guests at a health and wellness retreat who are desperately hoping to “fix” themselves and the issues they suffer from. 

Through the unconventional and often intense methods of retreat leader Masha (Nicole Kidman), the guests attempt to reach mental and spiritual peace. But the question must be asked: Is Masha crazy, or is she the real deal? 

Watch: Nine Perfect Strangers


Title art for the Hulu Original series, Dopesick.

In the 1990s, Purdue Pharma released a new drug called OxyContin that was marketed as a pill that would virtually cure chronic pain. The opioid was said to be a game changer, boasting a “less than 1%” addiction rate. This Golden Globe-winning miniseries explores Purdue Pharma’s role in OxyContin’s journey from “miracle drug” to becoming the leading cause of the opioid crisis in America.

Watch: Dopesick


Title art for the Hulu Original show, Letterkenny.

Nestled in the rural farming country of Ontario, Canada, the town of Letterkenny has three groups: The Hicks (aka the farmers), The Skids (aka the town drug addicts), and The Hockey Players (no code here Canadians love hockey). 

The zany comedy series focuses on siblings Wayne (Jared Keeso) and Katy (Michelle Mylett), who run a small farm and produce stand, as they navigate life in a small town. 

Letterkenny may have ended, but the Hulu Original spinoff series, Shorsey, has two full seasons streaming now. 

Watch: Letterkenny


Title art for the Hulu Original series, Pen15.

What would you do if you had a second chance at your middle school experience? It’s a hard pass for most of us, but that didn’t stop Pen15 creators Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle from bringing it to our screens. 

The hit comedy series tells the tales of two seventh-grade girls (played by the fully adult creators) in the year 2000. With a cast made up of actual middle school students, Maya and Anna wander the halls as they try to make sense of life, love, and the complicated world of teen drama

Watch: Pen15


Title art for the Hulu Original series, Shrill.

With experiences pulled from Aidy Bryant’s own life, Shrill examines the every day through the lens of a plus-size woman in Portland, Oregon. While Annie (Bryant) is tired of living in the shadows and wants to change her life, it doesn’t mean she wants to change her body. 

Written, produced, and co-created by Bryant, the SNL alum uses perfectly-timed humor and a large dose of humility to explore a young woman’s journey to find happiness — regardless of her size.

Watch: Shrill

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