By Mike Murphy
Hulu is rebooting a classic mystery and has a new season of one of its best comedies in December, along with a ton of network shows and older movies.
The iconic teen detective franchise “The Hardy Boys” (Dec. 4) is getting a dark and gritty reboot, along the lines of The CW’s “Riverdale” and “Nancy Drew.” Rohan Campbell and Alexander Elliot star as the crime-busting brothers, who uncover sinister secrets in their small town.
Appropriately enough, Boxing Day brings a new season of the hilarious Canadian comedy “Letterkenny” (Dec. 26), featuring its familiar blend of profane wordplay, brawling and small-town life. There’s also “Deutschland 89” (Dec. 4), the third installment of the excellent East German spy series set in the 1980s; “Valley Girl” (Dec. 7), a musical reboot of the ’80s teen movie; and the documentary comedy “You Cannot Kill David Arquette” (Dec. 22).
The Walt Disney Co. /zigman2/quotes/203410047/composite DIS -0.19% -controlled streaming service also has a ton of movies coming, including the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy (for one month only) and a handful of classic James Bond movies, while six “Star Trek” movies and the Bourne trilogy are leaving at the end of the month.
Here’s the full list of what’s coming and going, as of Nov. 19 (release dates are subject to change):
Dec. 1 CMA Country Christmas: Special (ABC) Disney Holiday Singalong: Special (ABC) Lupin the 3rd Part 5: Complete Season 1 (Dubbed & Subbed) (TMS) 30 Days of Night (2007) 50 First Dates (2004) About Last Night (1986) Angels & Demons (2009) Any Given Sunday (1999) Black Dynamite (2009) Body of Evidence (1993) Cake (2006) Charlotte’s Web (1973) Cliffhanger (1993) Con Air (1997) Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005) Dr. No (1962) Dragonball: Evolution (2009) Euphoria (2018) Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006) Goldeneye (1995) Goldfinger (1964) Hemingway’s Garden of Eden (2010) Here on Earth (1999) Hot Air (2018) Into the Blue (2005) Love Potion No. 9 (1992) Our Family Wedding (2009) Sands of Iwo Jima (1950) Shrink (2009) Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) Southside With You (2016) Strategic Air Command (1955) Sunshine (2007) The 6th Day (2000) The Chumscrubber (2005) The Client (1994) The Color of Money (1986) The Da Vinci Code (2006) The Fifth Element (1997) The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992) The Hulk (2003) The Hurt Locker (2008) The January Man (1989) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) The November Man (2014) The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) The Young Victoria (2009) True Confessions (1981) Two Weeks (2006) Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Dec. 4 The Hardy Boys: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original) Brassic: Complete Season 2 (ITV) Deutschland 89: Complete Season 1 (Sundance)
My Hero Academia: Complete Season 4 (Dubbed) (Funimation) She Dies Tomorrow (2020)
Dec. 5 Black Ops (2020) God’s Own Country (2017) It Had To Be You (2015) Mr. Jones (2020) Waiting For The Barbarians (2020)
Dec. 6 How To Fake A War (2019) The Secret Garden (2020)
Dec. 7 Valley Girl (2020)
Dec. 8 Nurses: Series Premiere (NBC) The Fairy Princess and the Unicorn (2020)
Dec. 10 Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical! (NBC) Out Stealing Horses (2019)
Dec. 11 Madagascar: A Little Wild: Complete Season 2 — Hulu Original Rent-A-Pal (2020) Spy Cat (2020)
Dec. 12 Endless (2020)