The Path season 3 is now formally a go at Hulu. The show is part of Hulu's ongoing effort to make a real dent in the original programming area. Hulu has seen some success via projects like the limited series adaptation of Stephen King's 11/22/63, and its decision to save FOX's The Mindy Project from cancellation. Hulu also has highly anticipated dramas The Handmaid's Tale and Marvel's Runaways on its upcoming slate. The Path is probably the Hulu original show that has earned the largest following so far, which is actually quite appropriate - when one considers the subject matter.
When it comes to the many, many choices consumers currently have available to provide them with content, one thing seems to hold true above all else: the more originally produced content available, the better. As far as streaming services go, the clear leader in the original programming department is still Netflix, home to such hit shows as House of Cards, Stranger Things, and Marvel's Defenders-verse. Amazon Prime has also carved out a spot for themselves in that arena, playing host to acclaimed series like Transparent, and The Man in the High Castle.
As for The Path: its season 2 finale - entitled "Mercy" - just hit Hulu today, but Deadline reports that Hulu has already opted to renew the series for season 3. The entire principal cast and crew is on-board to return, with series creator Jessica Goldberg staying on as showrunner. Season 3 will consist of 13 episodes, the same number that comprised season 2. No time period was announced for season 3's debut; but based on the first two seasons, one assumes the season premiere will arrive sometime during the first quarter of 2018.
For those yet to check out The Path, the story centers on the Meyerist Movement, a small religious sect - commonly referred to by outsiders as a cult - headquartered in upstate New York. While The Path is in practice an ensemble show, the three most featured characters are Eddie Lane (Aaron Paul), his wife Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) and Cal Roberts (Hugh Dancy). At the beginning of the series, Eddie found himself losing his faith in the movement, all while desperately hiding that fact from Sarah, perhaps the most devout Meyerist of them all. Meanwhile, the ambitious and power-hungry Cal was angling for control of the movement, believing himself the next rightful leader.
Of course, a lot can happen in two seasons of TV, and to say that Eddie, Sarah, and Cal have found their lives changed in major ways by the time they arrive at today's season 2 finale would be a massive understatement. Without spoiling anything specific, season 2 ended on quite the tantalizing note, and it seems to promise big things for season 3. Thankfully for fans, they can now rest easy that the Meyerists' story will continue.