It looks like the Meyerists won’t advance another rung on the ladder. The Path TV show has been cancelled after three seasons on Hulu. The third season of The Path premiered on Hulu on January 17, 2018 with a double episode, but it seems likely viewership dropped off. Since there will be no fourth season, The Path season three finale, episode 3.13, “Blood Mooon,” which dropped on March 28th, will now serve as the unintentional TV series finale.
A Hulu drama series, The Path stars Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Hugh Dancy, Emma Greenwell, Kyle Allen, and Freida Pinto. The story centers on a family at the center of Meyerism — a controversial cult — as they struggle with their relationships, as well as with issues of faith, and power. Eddie and Sarah Lane (Paul and Monaghan) and their family, are torn between the pull of belief, truth, and what it means to live a meaningful, authentic life. In the third season, as the new Guardian of the Light, Eddie wants to take the Movement in a new direction, while Cal (Dancy) must come to terms with his past.
“While it’s sad that The Path is ending, I’m brimming with gratitude and pride,” creator Jessica Goldberg said in a statement. “It was a gift to be able to tell challenging and emotional stories for three seasons in this very strange and unique world. The caliber of talent and passion everyone who worked on this show brought — from my partners Jason Katims and Michelle Lee, the execs at Hulu, the writers, actors, directors, designers and crew — was something to behold, and for which I’m very thankful. Thanks Hulu and Universal Television for taking a shot on this show, it was a life changing experience.”
For Hulu, which like fellow streamers Netflix and Amazon does not release viewership information, The Path had a brief wave of critical support early on but faded in the seasons since. The series has a 79 percent average on RottenTomatoes.com, and an 83 percent audience score.
The decision to cancel The Path — which wrapped its third season March 28 — comes as Hulu has been refining its roster of scripted originals amid a new roster of executives at the top of the streamer. Gone are the series that helped launch the streaming platform — like East Los High, Chance, Shut Eye and comedies Quick Draw, Deadbeat, Difficult People and Casual. In their place are a roster of buzzy and high-end originals including Emmy winner The Handmaid’s Tale, The Looming Tower and upcoming entries Castle Rock and George Clooney’s Catch-22 limited series.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Path TV series? Should Hulu have cancelled or renewed The Path for a fourth season? Sound off, in the comments.