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“Maggie” uses psychic visions to tackle the dating world in Hulu’s new rom-com series

NEW YORK — Would you bother to date if you think you know the ending? That’s the dilemma faced by a woman with psychic abilities in the new Hulu series Maggie.

“Maggie is really fun to play, I love her dry sense of humor,” Rebecca Rittenhouse said of Maggie.

Maggie’s “gift” allows her to glimpse the future of her friends and family, but that’s where things get difficult. She only sees parts of what is about to happen. As such, she usually refuses to tell them what is in their visions.

“What you see about Louise is that she’s living pretty well right now, that’s kind of a philosophy for her and something she often tries to instill in Maggie,” said Nichole Sakura, Maggie’s “Louise” friend.

“I just fell in love with the story and the mentor-mentee-boyfriend relationship, it was just so heartwarming,” said Ray Ford, who plays Maggie’s fellow psychic Angel, because even psychics need psychics to help them figure things out.

Things get particularly complicated for Maggie, rom-com style, when she sees herself in one of her visions while divining “Ben” at a party.

“You know it’s a whole different role for me, I never thought I’d be the guy in a triangle,” said David Del Rio, “Ben.” “Ben suffers from crimes of the heart and that’s something I’ve really enjoyed delving into.”

Fans of the Life in Pieces series, which ran from 2015 to 2019, will find this show charming. It was also written and executive produced by Justin Adler and Maggie Mull.

Fans may remember Angelique Cabral from that show. Now she plays “Amy”, the sister of Maggie’s favorite Ben. Her character is married to “Dave”, played by Leonardo Nam, who often takes on the role of the straight man in her humorous scenes.

“She’s always trying to make everyone happy, and sometimes she fails, but that’s where the comedy is,” Cabral said.

“They wanted someone who could stay very grounded and very deep and also go into fun, humorous moments,” Nam said.

Things aren’t going well for Ben and Maggie this first season, and a major reason for that is “Jessie”.

“What Ben is doing is technically while we’re on a break,” Chloe Bridges said, “Jessie.” “So she doesn’t get to know that for a while.”

Maggie’s parents add a dose of heavyweight acting to the cast. Chris Elliot plays her father “Jack” and Kerri Kenney-Silver plays her mother “Maria”.

“I was scared of him (Elliot), I was scared of his talent, that I couldn’t play with him or spar with him, but he just comes and picks you up and it’s been a dream for me,” Kenney Silver said.

“I like that he (“Jack”) is a guy who likes to avoid things in life, he doesn’t like controversy, he doesn’t like complications in his life, he likes to observe but he likes not to be involved and I’m in Real life,” Elliot said. “So when I read it, I was like, ‘I totally get this guy,’ but at the same time he’s a father, so he rises to the occasion when he has to.”

So would the cast of this show want to know their future in real life if they could? Your answers might surprise you!

Season 1 of “Maggie” airs in its entirety on Wednesday, July 6th on Hulu.

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