You might think of Hulu as the home of comedies like The Mindy Project and Difficult People, but the streaming service is about to get dark — the site dropped trailers for its latest originals at its Television Critics Association panel today, and it’s going all-in on some drama. The first, 11.22.63, stars James Franco as Jake Epping, a high school teacher who finds a way to travel back in time to the 1960s to attempt to stop the JFK assassination. 11.22.63 is based on the novel by Steven King and it features J.J. Abrams as an executive producer. The eight-part miniseries is coming to a laptop near you on President’s Day, so check it out if you want to see the most clean-cut version of Franco we’ve had in years.
While James Franco is stuck in the past, Aaron Paul’s doing his best to escape a mysterious cult. Hulu’s other new drama, The Path, follows Paul and his wife, Michelle Monaghan (True Detective), and their entanglements with the mysterious Meyerist cult, led by Hugh Dancy (looks like Will Graham really did go off the deep end at the end of Hannibal). The Path is written by Jessica Goldberg (Parenthood) and is produced by Jason Katims’s (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) True Jack Productions. The series premieres March 30, so prepare to learn about cults soon, bitch!