New to Hulu

(Above: Dominic Cooper in ‘Preacher’)

Streamer Hulu is adding several shows and films — and new seasons of existing series — this week.

Here’s a brief rundown:

Available Now

Preacher – Season 2

Dominic Cooper is Jesse Custer, “a small-town preacher with a criminal past.” When Jesse “realizes God is absent from Heaven, (he) sets out to find Him.” Ruth Negga plays Tulip O’Hare, “Jesse’s volatile true love.” Joseph Gilgun is Cassidy, “a 119-year-old Irish vampire, who is Jesse’s best mate.”

The series is based on the cult comic book franchise of the same name.

New Girl – Seventh and Final Season

Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) return “from a book tour for The Pepperwood Chronicles across Europe.”

Augie – Documentary

Augie is the true story of Augie Nieto, who “was known as the Steve Jobs of the fitness industry – the first person to popularize the LifeCycle in gyms across the country.” In 2005, at age 47, Augie was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The film is described as “an inspirational journey of a man who learned how to transform himself to find true peace and happiness.”

Coming Soon

Rellik – Limited Series

Starts Friday, April 13

Rellik, a BBC series that is being made available via Cinemax, is a six-part thriller starring “Richard Dormer as Gabriel, an obsessive and disfigured UK police detective, and Jodi Balfour as Elaine, his bright and intense partner.” The drama, which is about a serial killer, “begins with the capture of the suspect and moves backwards in time to the crime itself.”

You must have the Cinemax add-on to view Rellik.

Slumber Horror Feature

Starts Sunday, April 15

Maggie Q plays Alice Arnolds in this horror flick about “a rational-minded sleep doctor, haunted by the mysterious nocturnal death of her younger brother.”

The Relationtrip – Comedy Feature

Starts Monday, April 16

In this 90-minute comedy, Beck (Renée Felice Smith) and Liam (Matt Bush) “are emotionally hibernating through adulthood. After bonding over their mutual disinterest in relationships, they go away together on a ‘friend’ trip. And that’s when things get weird.”

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