Hulu announced on Tuesday morning that it has decided not to renew its web drama The Path. The television series followed members of a fictional religion known as Meyerism, airing for 36 episodes across three season, starring Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul.
Paul played the show’s lead character (Eddie Lane) alongside co-stars Michelle Monaghan (as Sarah Lane), and Hugh Dancy (as Cal Roberts). The actor took to social media earlier today to express his gratitude.
“Sad to say that The Path has ended,” Paul posted on Twitter. “Can’t thank @hulu enough for making this happen for all of us. What a gift these past three years have been. To everyone who tuned in for these three beautiful season…thank you. We appreciate your love and support. Love and light.”
The Path creator Jessica Goldberg also gave her thanks following the news, crediting her producing partners and other cast and crew members for bringing the show to life. She also thanked Hulu and Universal Television for “taking a shot on this show.”
The shows main themes centered around a controversial cult as they struggled with relationships, faith, and power. While each season earned some measure of praise, it was obvious with each season that the show’s popularity was dwindling.
The Path becomes one of many shows recently canceled by Hulu, following the companies decision to overhaul its scripted programs. Dramas like Shut Eye and Chance, as well as comedies Difficult People and Casual, were among those canceled, despite helping launch the service.
Hulu’s main focus seems to be on the second season of the acclaimed The Handmaid’s Tale. Alongside that are the two new debuting shows based off of well-known literature: Stephen King’s Castle Rock and the Catch-22 miniseries starring George Clooney.
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