Maggie, a new comedy coming to Hulu, gets it: Dating has never been easier thanks to apps and social media, but it’s also never been harder and more confusing. Well, imagine if you were also navigating all that as a psychic who thinks you’ve got a handle on things, only to discover that your destiny is not what you thought it would be. That’s the premise of Maggie, starring Rebecca Rittenhouse (The Mindy Project, Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral).
The series comes from Justin Adler and Maggie Mull, who both worked on the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces. (Adler created the 2015–2019 comedy, while Mull was a writer and executive story editor.) Maggie originally started as a short film about a psychic who sees herself in a stranger’s reading and was written and directed by Tim Curcio. Mull was brought on to adapt it for television (the similarity in name is a coincidence).
Maggie premieres this summer on Hulu, and Glamour has the exclusive trailer—plus everything else you’ll want to know about this charming take on life and dating in your 30s.
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When willMaggieon Hulupremiere?
The series premieres on Hulu on Wednesday, July 6. There are 13 episodes, which makes for an easy binge since every episode is under 30 minutes.
Who stars in it?
Rebecca Rittenhouse plays the lead role. You’ll remember her as Anna, one of the ob-gyns on The Mindy Project in seasons five and six who dated Jeremy (Ed Weeks).
Rittenhouse also starred in Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral (also from Mindy Kaling), on which she played Kash’s fiancé, Ainsley.
Other notable names in Maggie include Chris Elliott (Schitt’s Creek), Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces), Nichole Sakura (Superstore), Adam Korson (This Is Us), David Del Rio (The Baker and the Beauty) and more.
As mentioned above, Maggie is a 30-something psychic. She has pretty much sworn off dating—which she’s more than happy about—but that all changes when she gets a glimpse into her own future after meeting a stranger at a party. Per Hulu’s synopsis, “Can you let yourself fall in love when you think you know how it ends? Maggie probably should have seen this coming….”
But whether Maggie saw it coming or not is beside the point. The fun—or rather, the comforting—part about the series is seeing someone go through the same ups and downs that so many of us have been through, and learning to let go in the process.
Cocreator Maggie Mull fells the same way, telling Glamour, “The series was inspired by how Maggie’s psychic ability serves as a metaphor for the uncertainties, hunches, and gut feelings we all experience and are forced to navigate. Psychic or not, we all have glimpses of the future where things might or might not work out and we have to find a reason to keep going despite that.”