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The streaming service on Thursday announced that it was granting the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy a third season. In addition, director and executive producer Jason Reitman has signed a first-look deal with Hulu for all television-related projects — the first pact of its kind for the streaming company.
The 13-episode third season of Casual will debut in 2017.
The renewal comes mere weeks after the half-hour series’ second season launched, with THR television critic Tim Goodman praising it as one of the “rare series that is constantly, unexpectedly rewarding.”
The Lionsgate-produced series hails from Reitman and creator Zander Lehmann, with Helen Estabrook and showrunner Liz Tigelaar heavily involved as executive producers.
Since its 2015 launch, Casual has been a key piece of Hulu’s original programming push, which also includes such series as Billy Eichner/Julie Klausner comedy Difficult People, Jason Katims’ The Path and The Mindy Project.
This past year, the dramedy nabbed a Golden Globe nomination for best TV series — musical or comedy. The second season of Casual has attracted several impressive recurring guest stars including Mad Men grad Vincent Kartheiser and Eliza Coupe, among others.
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