‘Gap Year’ & ‘Cardinal’

(Pictured above: Cast of ‘Gap Year’)

Via a licensing deal with the Canadian media company Entertainment One (eOne), Hulu will soon premiere two new series – the Canadian thriller Cardinal and the UK dramedy Gap Year. Gap Year’s first season will become available May 26; the first season of Cardinal will debut June 16.

Gap Year, featuring a US, Canadian and UK cast, follows “a motley gang of travelers embarking on a three-month trip around Asia.” Anders Hayward plays Dylan, “who thinks every woman he meets is a potential life partner; Ade Oyefeso is Sean, “a friendly, easy-going guy hoping for a bit of escapism”; Brittney Wilson is “the blunt and headstrong Ashley, a young American student who is book-smart but emotionally immature”; and Alice Lee is May, “a high-strung worrier who tends to overthink every situation.” They are joined by Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Tim Key as Greg, “a 38-year-old in denial about his marriage, his business and life in general.”

You can watch season one, episode one, of Gap Year here:


Cardinal, adapted from the first of author Giles Blunt’s John Cardinal mystery novels, Forty Words for Sorrow, starts with “the discovery of Katie Pine, a missing 13-year-old whose body is discovered in the shaft-head of an abandoned mine.” In pursuing leads, detectives John Cardinal, played by Billy Campbell, and Lise Delorme, played by Karine Vanasse, discover they have a case that “grows in scope and horror,” including “a dark secret from Cardinal’s history [that] threatens to derail the investigation.”


The Canadian network CTV, which originally aired Cardinal, has ordered second and third seasons that will also be made available on Hulu. Cardinal was the most-watched new Canadian series in the 2016/17 broadcast season and, according to its producers, is “a top performer” on Canadian subscription streaming service CraveTV.

As part of its deal with eOne, Hulu will also stream Welcome to Sweden, a “fish-out-of-water comedy series”; The Dating Guy, an “animated comedy about dating, sex and friendship with a twist”; the thriller Matador; and Saving Hope, a medical drama. Hulu debut dates were not provided.

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