The Irish dark comedy Obituary is set to premiere tomorrow on Hulu. It’s from the same network as the sublime Normal People, but instead of painful realism, Obituary strikes a more comic and sinister tone, one that fans of Wednesday or The End of the F***ing World might appreciate.
It follows Gen Z obituarist Elvira Clancy (Siobhán Cullen) who, in the midst of newsroom budget cuts, is told by her editor that she’ll have to be paid per article instead of a regular monthly salary. The problem is, there aren’t a lot of people in the small town of Killsraven, so Elvira takes it upon herself to increase the daily body count. Complicating her mission is crime reporter Emerson (Ronan Raftery), whom Elvira takes an interest in.
Since the series premiered a few months earlier in Ireland, it’s already gotten a good number of reviews, and they seem pretty killer with one of them calling Obituary “Sally Rooney gone emo.” As an avid fan of Normal People, I take that as high praise.
Where to watch Obituary Season 1
All six episodes of Obituary Season 1 will be available to stream on Hulu starting November 21.
There are two ways to watch Obituary: on Hulu or Hulu with Live TV.
Obituary Season 1 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.
Obituary Season 1 on Hulu with Live TV
You can also catch all six episodes of Obituary 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.