'The Path' Renewed for Season 3 at Hulu

The next season will run 13 episodes.
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Aaron Paul on 'The Path'

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 Goldberg serves as showrunner and executive 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 included the recently renewed Shut Eye starring Jeffrey Donovan; the Hugh Laurie drama Chance, which will return for a second season; and the Golden Globe-nominated comedy Casual. The streamer most recently unveiled the sci-fi anthology series Dimension 404 and period drama Harlots.

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 prepping 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 Man later 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 A&E's Bates Motel and CBS medical drama Pure Genius, also from True Jack, which is not expected to return.

 

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