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The Path trailer brings Aaron Paul home ... to a religious cult

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The Path is the next show from Hulu, and it's the streaming service's biggest attempt yet to draw in subscribers with a compelling original series. Hulu released a full trailer for The Path yesterday, and it looks very promising, with striking images of religious zealots in rural America.

The ensemble cast of The Path features Hugh Dancy (Hannibal) as Cal Roberts, the leader of a religious cult called The Meyerist Movement. Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Michelle Monaghan (True Detective) star as Eddie and Sarah Lane, respectively, the husband and wife in a troubled marriage. Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break) plays Abe Gaines, an FBI agent investigating the cult.

Here's the synopsis from Hulu:

The Path follows a family at the center of a controversial cult as they struggle with relationships, faith and power. Each episode takes an in-depth look at the gravitational pull of belief and what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want.

The clips of Dancy and Paul in the trailer evoke the powerful Breaking Bad scenes in which Paul's Jesse Pinkman is in rehab. And the shots of the woods, as well as the cult's eye-based iconography, suggest a sinister True Detective-esque mystery at the heart of the show.

The Path, which was previously known as The Way, comes from True Jack Productions, the production company of Friday Night Lights and Parenthood showrunner Jason Katims. Parenthood producer Jessica Goldberg created The Path and is a writer on the show; she is also an executive producer, along with Katims and Michelle Lee.

The Path will premiere March 30 on Hulu; its debut season will run for 10 episodes.

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