Rejoice followers of The Mindy Project! Hulu has just announced that the goings on of our favorite doctor/single mother/businesswoman is getting renewed for a fifth season. It's great news for a series that was sitting on the edge of cancellation from FOX just one short year ago. Picking up with Season Four of the the series, Hulu was hoping that the small but faithful audience of Mindy and Danny lovers (okay, and Morgan!) would be willing to pay for the right to see their favorite characters live on.
Apparently, the Powers That Be felt that their decision paid off and have agreed to give us more of our favorite wacky staff at Shulman and Associates. The move from FOX really allowed the writing on The Mindy Project to become more provocative than it already was and has allowed certain story lines to get a little more in depth. The show got into the real nitty gritty of Mindy and Danny's relationship and introduced fans to the cutie that is Leo Castellano. Who knows what the freedom of another season will bring to our favorites.
Simultaneously, Hulu announced Season 2 for the Aaron Paul/Hugh Dancy drama The Path. The show made its debut in March and follows the members of a fictional cult known as Meyerism. Robert Smigel will also be bringing back Triumph the Insult Comic Dog for a new political special that should be ready for air just before the November election.
Aside from the few renewals that were announced, Hulu also revealed that they have ordered ten episodes of a new series that will be based on Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, set to debut in 2017. Additionally, Ron Howard's documentary, currently entitled The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, is scheduled to air in theaters and on Hulu this fall. It will be launched under the new Hulu Documentary Films.
The announcements were made at the Madison Square Garden Theater Wednesday by CEO Mike Tompkins.