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New Arrivals for Hulu December 2022

by Andrew J. Salazar
Eduardo Franco and Dexter Darden star in the new Christmas-themed comedy sequel It's A Wonderful Binge coming to Hulu in December 2022.

Hulu has got a stacked lineup of new arrivals for December 2022. Starting with originals, the supernatural comedy Darby and the Dead has already made a splash with teen audiences. Those looking for something more holiday-themed can look forward to It’s A Wonderful Binge, the Christmas-themed sequel to the popular satirical Hulu comedy The Binge. FX’s Kindred is gaining attention as one of the potential breakout shows of the month. The dark sci-fi series is an adaptation of award-winning author Octavia E. Butler’s 1979 book of the same name. Kindred is produced by Protozoa Pictures, which was founded by Darren Aronofsky who is also about to release his next film under the brand, The Whale.

When it comes to Hulu’s catalog of newly added and returning non-original films, December 2022 doesn’t disappoint either. Christopher Nolan fans will be excited to see six of his most beloved films, including The Dark Knight trilogy, make their way back onto the streaming service. The entire Final Destination film series is now available on Hulu again as well. Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou have both returned to the platform too. Additionally, horror fans will want to make sure they check out David Bruckner’s The Night House as it’s one of the most terrifying indie gems of the last few years. Speaking of horror, Offseason is another recent bone-thrilling indie release not to miss.

Read more on our monthly recs and see the full list of everything coming to and leaving Hulu in December 2022 below. You can also see what’s new and about to leave from Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+ right here on DiscussingFilm.

Our Recs:

Darby and the Dead

Produced by 20 Century Studios, Darby and the Dead is the latest Hulu original film to strike a loud chord with teen audiences. The supernatural comedy follows a young psychic medium named Darby (Riele Downs) who sets up a gig for herself guiding spirits to the afterlife by helping them complete important tasks that they couldn’t carry out while they were still alive in human form. Darby gets sucked into a rabbit hole when her former best friend, school cheerleader Capri (Auliʻi Cravalho), finds herself dead after a freak accident and cannot move on from purgatory.

Widely known as the voice of Disney’s Moana, some might have also just seen Auliʻi Cravalho in another Hulu teen comedy this year, Crush. In order to for Darby to help her now-deceased frenemy pass on, she must reluctantly throw a party at school to celebrate her life, which additionally means climbing the social ladder in Capri’s honor. The supporting cast of Darby and the Dead is a mix of old and fresh talent with rising stars Chosen Jacobs (It) and Asher Angel (Shazam!) sharing the screen with industry legends Wayne Knight and Tony Danza.

Darby and the Dead is now streaming on Hulu!

It’s A Wonderful Binge

The holiday-themed sequel to The Binge sees returning characters Hags (Dexter Darden), Andrew (Eduardo Franco), Sarah (Zainee Saleh), and Kimmi (Marta Piekarz) face the challenges of young adulthood with their aging relationships as the annual Binge day is now moved to Christmas Eve. A spoof on the popular Purge series where all drugs and alcohol are illegal except on one day of the year, moving The Binge to the “most wonderful time of the year” is destined to result in even more chaos and shenanigans. Acting veterans Danny Trejo, Tim Meadows, Paul Scheer, and Nick Swardson join the gang to make It’s A Wonderful binge an original Hulu holiday treat to remember.

It’s A Wonderful Binge debuts on Hulu December 9, 2022!


Based on award-winning author Octavia E. Butler’s 1979 book of the same name, Kindred follows an aspiring Black young writer named Dana James looking to start a new life in Los Angeles. Upon her relocation, she finds herself mysteriously pulled back in time to a 19th-century, pre-Civil War Maryland plantation that is connected to her family’s roots unbeknownst to her knowledge.

As she goes back and forth between the past and the present, she must unravel the conflicts of her ancestors, one specifically having to do with an interracial romance that is much more than meets the eye. Newcomer Mallori Johnson stars as Dana James and is joined by an eclectic supporting cast that includes Micah Stock (Bonding), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Gayle Rankin (Perry Mason), and Austin Smith (Hamilton). All 8 episodes of Kindred will be premiering at once on Hulu.

Kindred drops on Hulu December 13, 2022!

Hulu Arrivals for December 2022

Coming December 1

Banyana: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED)
Big Brother: Complete Seasons 3 & 7
Bleach: Complete Seasons 1-26 (SPANISH SUBBED & DUBBED)
Floribama Shore: Complete Seasons 1-2
Love Island US: Complete Seasons 1-3
Project Runway: Complete Seasons 10,11,12 & 13
The Real World: Complete Seasons 3 & 30
Siesta Key: Complete Seasons 1-2
A Chance for Christmas (2021)
Anger Management (2003)
Awakenings (1990)
Bachelor Party Vegas (2006)
Barney’s Version (2010)
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)
Being Julia (2004)
Brothers (2009)
Christine (1983)
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (2006)
Dawn Of The Dead (2004)
Epic Movie (2007)
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
Final Destination (2000)
Final Destination 2 (2003)
Final Destination 3 (2006)
The Final Destination (2009)
Final Destination 5 (2011)
Good Kids (2016)
The Good Witch of Christmas (2022)
Hancock (2008)
The Happening (2008)
I, Frankenstein (2014)
I’m Glad It’s Christmas (2022)
Liar, Liar (1997)
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)
Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Marmaduke (2010)
Never Back Down (2008)
Only You (1994)
Pathfinder (2005)
Picture Perfect (1997)
Pulling Strings (2013)
The Rider (2018)
Rio (2011)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2002)
The Scout (1994)
Stomp The Yard: Homecoming (2010)
This Christmas (2007)
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)
Wall Street (1987)
White Men Can’t Jump (1992)
Witless Protection (2008)

Coming December 2

Darby and the Dead (2022)
American Carnage (2021)
Gone in the Night (2022)

Coming December 3

Huda’s Salon (2021)

Coming December 5

Back in the Groove: Two-Episode Series Premiere
Housebroken: Special Holiday Episodes

Coming December 7

Connect: Complete Season 1

Coming December 8

The Night House (2020)
Proximity (2020)

Coming December 9

It’s A Wonderful Binge (2022)
The Mighty Ones: Complete Season 4
CMA Country Christmas: Special Premiere
Fate of a Sport (2022)
My Favorite Girlfriend (2022)
White Elephant (2022)

Coming December 10

Offseason (2021)

Coming December 11

Retrograde (2022)
Rogue (2020)

Coming December 12

Batman Begins (2005)
Blackfish (2013)
Dunkirk (2017)
Inception (2010)
Insomnia (2002)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Coming December 13

FX’s Kindred: Complete Season 1

Coming December 14

Grails: When Sneakers Change the Game: Complete Limited Series

Coming December 15

A Very Backstreet Holiday: Special Premiere
Aly Raisman: Darkness to Light: Special
Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne: Special
Braxton Family Values: Complete Seasons 1-3
Bridezillas: Complete Seasons 10-11
Class of 1975: Gene Simmons: Special
The First 48: Complete Seasons 1-2
The Food That Built the World: Complete Season 3
Freddie Mercury: Special
Growing Up Hip Hop: Complete Seasons 1-3
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta: Complete Seasons 1-3
Guns N’ Roses: Special
The Hunt for the Versace Killer: Complete Season 1
I Survived a Serial Killer: Complete Season 1
Love at First Sight: Complete Season 1
Mama June: From Not to Hot: Complete Seasons 1-2
Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48: Complete Season 1
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars: Complete Seasons 4, 5, 7 & 8
Married at First Sight: Complete Season 14
Million Dollar Matchmaker: Complete Seasons 1-2
O.J.: Guilty in Vegas: Special
Secrets of Playboy: Complete Season 1
Secrets of the Chippendale Murders: Complete Season 1
Surviving Jeffrey Epstein: Complete Season 1
The Private Voice of Hitler: Special
Third Reich: The Fall: Special
Waterfront House Hunting: Complete Season 1
WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures: Complete Season 1
360 (2011)
Life Partners (2014)

Coming December 16

Collide (2022)
I Love My Dad (2022)

Coming December 18

The Legend of Molly Johnson (2021)

Coming December 19

Paranoia (2013)
The Torch (2022)
Three Minutes: A Lengthening (2021)

Coming December 20

Fear the Walking Dead: Complete Season 7
Fear the Walking Dead en Espanol: Complete Season 7

Coming December 21

Big Bet: Three-Episode Series Premiere
Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer: Season 1, Eps. 1-12 (DUBBED)

Coming December 23

Mack + Rita (2022)
Sharp Stick (2022)

Coming December 24

Breaking News: ABC Tracks Santa: Livestream
Inside Airport Lost & Found: Special Premiere
The Hummingbird Project (2018)

Coming December 25

The Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade: Livestream
Mfkz (2018)

Coming December 26

Letterkenny: Complete Season 11
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Last Looks (2021)

Coming December 27

The Devil is a Part-Timer!: Season 2, Eps. 1-12 (DUBBED)

Coming December 30

Delia’s Gone (2022)
Into the Deep (2022)
The Last Journey of Paul W.R. (2020)

Coming December 31

Enough Said (2013)
Runner Runner (2013)
New Year’s Eve: Times Square Ball Drop 2022: Livestream

Leaving Hulu in December 2022

Hulu subscribers will want to take note of many great and iconic films leaving the streaming service in December 2022. The original Wesley Snipes Blade trilogy is saying goodbye for now. Fede Álvarez’s worthy Evil Dead remake is sadly set to expire at the end of the month as well. Cinephiles looking to catch up on some notable classics will want to see David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Martin Scorsese’s Casino, Robert Rodriguez’s Desperado, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love, and Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, this last one being an essential watch for those Michelle Yeoh fans who loved Everything Everywhere All at Once. Check out the full list of everything leaving Hulu in December 2022 below.

Leaving December 1

The DUFF (2015)

Leaving December 14

All Good Things (2010)
Nature Calls (2012)

Leaving December 31

8 Mile (2002)
About Last Night (1986)
About Time (2013)
Adaptation. (2002)
Along Came Polly (2004)
America’s Sweethearts (2001)
American Ultra (2015)
An American Citizen (1992)
Anaconda (1997)
Another Earth (2011)
Baby Boy (2001)
Battle of the Year (2013)
Beerfest (2006)
Beyond JFK (1991)
Billboard Dad (1999)
Blade (1998)
Blade 2 (2002)
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Blast From The Past (1999)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
The Bounty Hunter (2010)
The Call (2013)
Casino (1995)
Catch and Release (2006)
Cedar Rapids (2011)
City of Angels (1998)
The Collection (2012)
The Covenant (2006)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Dark Shadows (2012)
Dawn Of The Dead (2004)
The Descendants (2011)
Desperado (1995)
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)
Don’t Say A Word (2001)
Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)
Drive Angry 3D (2011)
Evil Dead (2013)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Father of the Bride (1991)
Father of the Bride II (1995)
Final Destination (2000)
Final Destination 2 (2003)
Final Destination 3 (2006)
The Final Destination (2009)
Final Destination 5 (2011)
Fired Up! (2009)
The Fisher King (1991)
Fright Night (2011)
The Fugitive (1993)
Gandhi (1982)
Get Smart (2008)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The Good Shepherd (2006)
The Gospel (2005)
Grandma’s Boy (2006)
The Green Hornet (2011)
Hall Pass (2011)
Hancock (2008)
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1992)
He Got Game (1998)
Higher Learning (1995)
The Hulk (2003)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Julie & Julia (2009)
Kusama: Infinity (2018)
Labios Rojos (2011)
Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole (2010)
Looper (2012)
Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Lost In Space (1998)
Mama (2013)
The Man With The Iron Fists (2012)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Maverick (1994)
The New Age (1994)
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)
Ninja Assassin (2009)
Norman (2017)
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Open Water (2004)
Passport to Paris (1999)
The Patriot (2000)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Philadelphia (1993)
The Pirates! Band Of Misfits (2012)
Pleasantville (1998)
Poetic Justice (1993)
Poseidon (2006)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Q & A (1990)
Robot And Frank (2012)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Shaun Of The Dead (2004)
Short Circuit (1986)
Silent Hill (2006)
Sinister 2 (2015)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Smurfs (2011)
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
Snakes On A Plane (2006)
Spanglish (2004)
Spirit: Stallion Of Cimarron (2002)
Stir Crazy (1980)
Stripes (1981)
Stripper (1986)
Sunchaser (1996)
Surf’s Up (2007)
The Sweetest Thing (2002)
Switching Goals (1999)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Terminator Salvation (2009)
That Night (1993)
This Christmas (2007)
The Three Musketeers (2011)
Todo Cambia (2000)
The Transporter (2002)
Turtle Beach (1992)
Twister (1996)
Ultraviolet (2006)
Unbreakable (2000)
Undercover Brother (2002)
Warm Bodies (2013)
The Watch (2012)
What a Girl Wants (2003)
Wild Wild West (1999)
X-Men (2000)
Year One (2009)

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