Hulu Up North

(Above: Jared Keeso and Michelle Mylett in ‘Letterkenny.’ Source: IMDb)

This week Hulu is debuting episodes from two series: Letterkenny, a comedy from north of the border; and Looking for Alaska, a teen drama set nowhere near the Arctic Circle.

Letterkenny, about two siblings in a small Canadian town, unveils a six-episode seventh season today, October 14.

Jared Keeso, the executive producer, creator and co-writer, stars as Wayne, who, with sister Katy (Michelle Mylett), runs a small farm and produce stand with help from Daryl (Nathan Dales) and “Squirrelly” Dan (K. Trevor Wilson).

For a small town, things in Letterkenny are rather lively. Three groups – The Hicks, The Skids and The Hockey Players – regularly tangle with each other over trivial things, often resulting in a beat-down. What’s more, two hockey players – Reilly (Dylan Playfair) and Jonesy (Andrew Herr) – are in a polyamorous relationship with Katy.

The cast also includes Daniel Petronijevic (Hick McMurray), Tyler Johnston (Skids Stewart), Evan Stern (Roald), Mark Forward (Coach of the Letterkenny Irish) and Tiio Horn (Tanis, leader of The Natives).

The show started as a YouTube web series called Letterkenny Problems. You can watch the first episode right here:

On Friday, October 18, Hulu will unveilsLooking for Alaska, an eight-episode drama based on John Green’s novel of the same name.

The title doesn’t refer to another northern locale but to Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth), the love interest of teenager Miles “Pudge” Halter (Charlie Plummer) who has enrolled in an Alabama boarding school circa 2005. Miles not only finds romance, but loyal friends. However, his group is forced to come to terms with an unexpected tragedy.

The cast includes Veep’s Timothy Simons, This is Us’ Ron Cephas Jones, Denny Love, Jay Lee, Landry Bender, Sofia Vassilieva, Uriah Shelton, and Jordan Connor.

For more, visit Hulu.

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