A selection of what's new on Hulu December 2021.


What’s new on Hulu (December 2021)

This month on Hulu: the 'gang' is back for season 15, and Sherlock Holmes makes the holiday cozier.


John-Michael Bond


Posted on Sep 23, 2020   Updated on Dec 3, 2021, 8:15 am CST

What’s new on Hulu? Hulu is one of the biggest streaming services on the net, and the selection is ever changing and always growing. The selection of best new Hulu originals, best new movies on Hulu, and best new shows on Hulu can be pretty daunting. Luckily we’ve created a handy monthly guide that will always be updated with fresh info so you never miss a thing.

  • Best New Hulu Originals: Pen15 Season 2 part 2, Trolls: TrollsTopia Season 5
  • The Best New Movies on Hulu: Sherlock Holmes series, Oceans series
  • Best New Shows on Hulu: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 15, Letterkenny Season 10

Best new Hulu Originals: December 2021

The following are the best new Hulu originals coming to the platform this month.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 15

Available December 2

For fifteen years, the “gang” from Paddy’s has been making us laugh, frown, cry, and occasionally cringe. Where do Frank, Dennis, Mac, Charlie, and Dee go from here? Ireland, of course.

The upcoming two-parter that takes the gang to the Emerald Isle is just one of the things to look forward to this season. Another sequel to the gang’s ongoing Lethal Weapon home movies. The Gang Replaces Dee with a Monkey. The Gang Carries a Corpse up a Mountain. By the way, did you know that Always Sunny is officially the longest-running American sitcom now? Eat your heart out, Ozzie and Harriet. -Jaime Carrillo

Pen15 Season 2, continued

Available December 3

Facing adolescence in the early ’00s may have been scarring in a myriad of ways, but it was also hilarious. Comediennes Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle not only recount their middle school memories but play them out. You’d think two thirty-something playing themselves from more than 20 years ago would take you out, but their performances truly have to be seen to be believed. -Jaime Carrillo

Best new movies on Hulu: December 2021

The following are the best new movies on Hulu this month.

Sherlock Holmes series

Available December 1

Forget unconventional Christmas movies like Die Hard. There’s an entire sub-genre of movies devoid of mirth, magic, or the Christ child that still have an overall Christmas vibe. The Harry Potter series is perhaps the most iconic of this genre. However, the Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes series hits just a tad better.

While the character is now more or less synonymous with Benedict Cumberbatch. Downey Jr’s interpretation of the world-famous detective is far zestier, and ultimately, a little more fun. Jude Law plays the long-suffering Dr. Watson, in a series that expertly combines high-flying action with serious sleuthing. Both the Sherlock Holmes and its sequel Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows.-Jaime Carrillo

Oceans series

Available December 1

The early ’00s may have been a creative vacuum, with one seriously entertaining outlier. The Oceans series, starting with Oceans 11 (2001), was a college course on stunt-casting.

Sure, George Clooney and Julia Roberts are there. But so is Brad Pitt. And Bernie Mac. And Elliot Gould. And somehow, inexplicably, Carl Reiner. All three movies comprise pretty satisfying heists and even a fair amount of laughs. Some of the coziest films for the coziest time of year. -Jaime Carrillo

Best new shows on Hulu: December 2021

Here’s a peak of the new shows coming to Hulu this month.

Letterkenny Season 10

Available December 26

The last week and a half of December, the world sort of slows down. Luckily, a day after the “big day,” there’s a whole new season of everyone’s favorite Canadian sitcom. There’s no better way to top off the year than with a laugh from the north.

Best recent releases on Hulu: Editors’ picks


Earlier this year, M.O.D.O.K. got his own show. The M.O.D.O.K! At this point, just about every tertiary Marvel character will eventually get their 15 minutes of fame. The latest is the gun-wielding Japanese macaque, Hit-Monkey.

After watching his Mentor Bryce get get sprayed by bullet fire, Hit-Monkey is out for vengeance. His mentor is now a ghost, haunting the poor dude as he learns to wield a gun to take down the villains who gunned down his friend. Featuring an all-star voice cast including Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Munn, and George Takei, Hit-Monkey will more than likely pistol whip his way into your heart. – Jaime Carrillo


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December 2021: Best new movies on Hulu and Best New shows on Hulu

November 1

  • Candified: Home for the Holidays: Season 1
  • All Rise: Seasons 1 and 2
  • The A-Team
  • Above the Rim
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Addicted
  • Alex Cross
  • Alienator
  • All Is Lost
  • Armageddon
  • Back to School
  • The Bank Job
  • Behind Enemy Lines
  • The Black Stallion
  • The Black Stallion Returns
  • Blow
  • Bull Durham
  • Chattahoochee
  • Cherry 2000
  • Con Air
  • The Crazies
  • Crazy Heart
  • Crimson Tide
  • Cujo
  • The Curse
  • Days of Heaven
  • The Dungeonmaster
  • Earth to Echo
  • Erik the Viking
  • Flightplan
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Friday the 13th
  • Her Smell
  • Hide and Seek
  • Hollow Man
  • Holy Man
  • Horton Hears a Who!
  • Hustlers
  • I Love You, Beth Cooper
  • Jagged Edge
  • King Kong
  • Love Field
  • Making Mr. Right
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • Ocean’s Twelve
  • Ocean’s Thirteen
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Raid 2
  • Regarding Henry
  • Rio
  • Serendipity
  • Shanghai Noon
  • She’s Out of My League
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  • The Siege of Firebase Gloria
  • Silverado
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  • Soda Cracker
  • Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Something’s Gotta Give
  • Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift
  • Stephen King’s Thinner
  • Superbeast
  • Troll
  • The Warriors
  • Young Guns
  • Young Guns II

December 2

  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 15
  • Godfather of Harlem Season 1
  • Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Come Around
  • Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller Season 2
  • Vice Versa: HIV: The Neglected Pandemic Season 1
  • The East

December 3

  • Pen15 Season 2, New Episodes
  • The New York Times Presents: To Live and Die in Alabama
  • Annie Live!
  • Trolls Holiday in Harmony
  • We Need to Do Something
  • The World Of Kanako

December 6

  • Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 13

December 7

  • Michael Buble’s Christmas in the City
  • World War Z

December 8

  • People’s Choice Awards

December 9

  • Trolls: TrollsTopia Season 5
  • Bloods Season 1
  • Creamerie: Complete Season 1 
  • Swan Song

December 10

  • Crossing Swords Season 2
  • Materna

December 13

  • 70th Miss Universe Competition
  • Brighton Beach

December 14

  • American Auto Premiere
  • Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: European Vacation

December 15

  • Grand Crew Premiere
  • Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: Christmas Vacation
  • Rising Wolf

December 16

  • Dead Asleep
  • Cryptozoo
  • Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman

December 17

  • Mother/Android
  • The Nowhere Inn

December 23

  • Dragons: The Nine Realms Season 1

December 26

  • Letterkenny Season 10

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*First Published: Sep 23, 2020, 5:05 pm CDT
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