While the trailer makes it look like a glorified imitation of The Knick, don’t be fooled: The Artful Dodger is more than just another gritty medical period piece. A spin-off based on the Oliver Twist character of the same, The Artful Dodger is an eight-part series that follows Jack Dawkins (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), a pickpocket-turned-surgeon thriving in a penal colony in 19th century Australia. He lives a respectable life, but he finds himself increasingly lured back to his criminal ways when an old acquaintance, Fagin (David Thewlis), hunts him down. Complicating things is Lady Belle (Maia Mitchell), the ambitious aristocrat whom Jack falls for.
According to Hulu, The Artful Dodger is “a tale of reinvention, betrayal, redemption, and love with a twist.” While it’s too early to confirm that, if teasers are anything to go by, the series does look like it could be an irreverent and action-packed addition to Hulu’s growing slate of originals.
Where to watch The Artful Dodger
In the US, The Artful Dodger will be available to stream on Hulu starting November 29. Elsewhere, it’s set to premiere on Disney+ on January 17 the next year.
There are two ways to watch The Artful Dodger: on Hulu or Hulu with Live TV.
The Artful Dodger on Hulu
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Hulu may be on the cheaper side at just $7.99/month, but the on-demand streaming service boasts an ever-growing catalog of original series like The Handmaid’s Tale, primetime hits like Modern Family, and BBC imports like Killing Eve. It’s also where you’ll find FX’s critically acclaimed titles like Atlanta, Fargo, and Reservation Dogs. Hulu runs on ads, but if you can’t stand commercials, you can go ad-free for $17.99/month.
The Artful Dodger on Hulu with Live TV
You can also catch the latest season of The Artful Dodger on Hulu’s live TV platform:
Hulu with Live TV
Combining the best of streaming and cable, Hulu with Live TV pairs Hulu’s original programming like Only Murders in the Building, imports like Normal People, and licensed ABC shows like Modern Family with live TV channels like CNN, CBS, and TCM to give you an all-in-one TV package. The plans start at $77/month (with ads), but for an additional fee, you can upgrade to a bundle that removes commercials and throws in Disney+ and ESPN+ to the mix.