On March 30, the series premiere of the a new original drama series The Path will be available on Hulu . The Path, created by Jessica Goldberg, explores the unknown and mysterious world of the cult-like Meyerist Movement in upstate New York and tells the story of a married couple that find themselves caught up in the menacing religious movement. At the center of the movement lies Eddie (Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad), a conflicted husband; Sarah (Michelle Monaghan, True Detective), his devoted wife; and Cal (Hugh Dancy, Hannibal), an ambitious leader. We follow each character as they contend with deep issues involving relationships, faith and power. The Path “takes an in-depth look at the gravitational pull of belief and what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want.” Yes, The Path is a show about a “cult”, but Hugh Dancy, who plays the Meyerist movement’s charismatic leader Cal Roberts, has quipped , “We like the phrase ‘movement.’”
Aaron Paul, whose claim to fame was his role as Jesse Pinkman in AMC’s drama series Breaking Bad, wasn’t looking to jump back into TV straight after Breaking Bad‘s end, but he told fans that he “could not ignore [The Path’s] material.” In an interview with Decider’s Meghan O’Keefe, Paul admitted that he was “terrified to go back to TV” and that he even initially passed on The Path. However, “After a few sleepless nights,” he called back “pleading, begging” to play the role.
“All the true, gritty storytelling is being done on television,” he explained. “I don’t know why I was afraid to jump back into TV right away.”
Dancy is coming off of a “stellar run” playing the beleaguered Will Graham on the cult favorite show Hannibal. He said that “on the surface, Cal’s having an easier time than Will,” hinting at the “complicated” nature of both the character and the show. When reporters asked him after the panel if it’s possible for the show to return, Dancy was optimistic, but then added, “I just think that if I keep saying it, then it might happen!
The 10-episode series will come to Hulu from Universal Television and Jason Katims’ True Jack Productions. Creator Jessica Goldberg will write and executive-produce The Path along with Katims and Michelle Lee of True Jack Productions. The entire cast of The Path can be seen here.
Be sure to check out The Path’s official site for news and updates on this highly anticipated series.