The Path: Renewed or Canceled?

The Path is an American drama TV show that is created by Jessica Goldberg. Hulu ordered this show in 2015. It got a 10 episode order. The show was originally called The Way but was then renamed to The Path as it was similar to the real-life ministry, The Way International. The show debuted in March 2016. The show is about a family who is caught in the middle of a controversial cult movement. With each episode, we get a more in-depth look into what it means to choose between the life that we already have and live and the life we long to have. The show revolves around the fictional movement called Meyerism.

Meyerism is founded by an ex-army doctor, Dr Stephen Meyer. He founded this religion after he visioned a burning ladder at the top of the mountain. On ascending the ladder, two visions popped up; one fatal and disastrous after a global disaster and the other of a beautiful and peaceful garden.

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The Path Cast: Who is in it?

Breaking Bad’s sensational actor, Aaron Paul takes the lead role of Eddie Lane who converts to Meyerism. Another vital role is that of Sarah Lane played by Michelle Monaghan who is the wife of Eddie. She is born into a Meyerist family. Hugh Dancy lands an important role of Cal Roberts who is the former co-guardian of the light, and he is said to be the rightful successor of Dr. Stephen Meyers. Other important roles are of Mary Cox played by Emma Greenwall and Hawk Lane played by Kyle Allen.

The Path Plot: What is it about?

The series is set in a small northeastern community, which we can start becoming familiar with through the strange but identifiable actions of Meyerism via the Lane family. Eddie who converts to Meyerism and has a difficult past, and Sarah who is already born into a Meyerist family, raise their children in what they believe and insist on being a movement and not a cult of any sort. They are a family of calm and rational individuals whose focus is on living in the light. The Path is quite concerned with what makes religion acceptable and sustainable.

Season 3 asks us to separate and differentiate from fact and fiction. It asks us to look beyond and examine what is happening. Sarah and Cal have to dig into their past in relation to Meyerism and try and find out what drives their conviction to it; while Eddie struggles to explain what his as everyone views him as a cult leader. A publicist named Vera (Frieda Pinto) comes to Eddie not so much to help with publicity as much as she wants to be part of the branding of the movement.

Check out the trailer for Season 3 here, and decide for yourself if this is a show for you or not.

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The Path Season 4 Release Date: Renewed or Canceled?

Season 3 premiered on the 17th of January 2018. Sadly, this is said to be the last season that Hulu ordered. On the 23rd of April 2018, Jessica Goldberg announced that there would not be a fourth season.

While it’s sad that The Path is ending, I’m brimming with gratitude and pride”, said the content, creator Jessica Goldberg. She added, “It was a gift to be able to tell challenging and emotional stories for three seasons in this very strange and unique world. The calibre of talent and passion everyone who worked on this show brought-from the partners Jason Katims and Michelle Lee, the execs at Hulu, the writers, actors, directors, designers, and crew- was something to behold, and for which I’m very thankful”.

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