Cruel Summer depicts the long-term effects a kidnappinghas in the fictional Texas town of Skylin. The show focuses on three days over the course of three years in 1993, 1994, and 1995. In the show, the popular Kate Wallis one day disappears without a trace. An awkward girl, Jeanette Turner, is accused in the case of Kate’s disappearance due to her not reporting the incident after she supposedly witnessed what happened. Each episode follows a different character as the story unfolds.
- When Are New Episodes of Cruel Summer: Every Tuesday
- How Many Episodes: Season 1 will have a 10 episode run
- How To Watch: Use this 30-day free trial to Hulu
While the story telling of this show is unconventional, it still manages to be riveting. The cast is excellent and the show routinely leaves you hanging by a thread. It’s easily an instant classic and a much watch for those that love shows steeped in drama and intrigue.
How To Watch the 1st Season of Cruel Summer
While Cruel Summer airs on Freeform, you don’t need cable to watch. In fact, you don’t even need a live streaming service. Episodes arrive on Hulu On-demand the same day they air on Freeform. Therefore, you don’t need the more expensive Hulu Live TV. You can watch every episode of Cruel Summer through Hulu’s streaming library which starts at just $5.99 per month after a 30-day free trial. So if you want to watch, you will need to choose one of the Hulu services plans below.
Hulu offers a free trial month and several different monthly plans. All of them will allow you to watch every season of Cruel Summer. The plans are listed below:
- Hulu (with ads): This plan costs $5.99 per month but provides an annual billing option priced at $59.99 per year. This plan is ad-supported.
- Hulu (no ads): This plan costs $11.99 per month. With this plan, you get all the movies and TV shows in Hulu’s streaming library commercial-free. (Due to network arrangements, Grey’s Anatomy, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and How To Get Away With Murder will always have commercials).
If you like you can also watch the show on Freeform instead of Hulu. Just check out our guide on how to watch Freeform without cable.
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