Jason Katims is the latest A-list showrunner to set up shop at a digital outlet. Hulu has given a series order to “The Way,” a Universal TV drama about a family at the center of a controversial faith-based movement.
Katims will shepherd “Way,” created by Jessica Goldberg, who will serve as showrunner and exec producer with Katims and Michelle Lee of Katims’ True Jack Prods. Hulu has ordered 10 episodes.
Goldberg previously worked with Katims on “Parenthood,” the NBC family drama that wrapped its six-season run in January. Katims is also showrunner of the NBC comedy “About a Boy,” which is iffy for a third season renewal.
“Way” is billed as a “controversial, dangerous and thrilling world” with a family wrapped up in a faith movement and “struggling with relationships, marriage and power.”
Hulu’s SVOD service has been slower out of the gate on the original content front than rivals Netflix and Amazon. But it is revving up in the coming year with the Stephen King-J.J. Abrams event series “11/22/63” and two new comedies, “Difficult People,” produced by Amy Poehler and starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eicher, and “Casual,” from Jason Reitman.