It’s been almost a decade since Hulu launched as the go-to place for catching up on TV you missed the night before. That remains true today, but Hulu has since branched out into original content and Live TV.
Owned in part by Disney, Comcast, Fox, and Time Warner (with Disney set to absorb Fox’s 30 percent), the service is mainly about offering next-day streaming of the networks owned by those entities: ABC, NBC, and Fox, plus a slew of cable channel shows and exclusive access to hit shows like Seinfeld and South Park.
But like all streaming video services, Hulu learned that reruns are no way to make a name for yourself. It started dabbling in relatively affordable original scripted content in 2012 with the mocumentary Battleground. It has since kicked things up a notch, recently winning the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series (see which series below), the first time the award ever went to a streaming service.
Hulu’s upcoming slate of originals is starting to rival Netflix in numbers. The quality remains to be seen, but the options look good, including Catch-22, the horror-fantasy Locke & Key based on the graphic novels, an adaptation of Stephen King’s Castle Rock, and a revival of Animaniacs.
Until they arrive, these are the 10 best original options on Hulu.