THE MEME MAKES A KILLING. #IntoTheDark: Pooka Lives premieres April 3rd.
Hulu has released a trailer for the latest episode of its horror anthology series Into the Dark. For the first time, we’re getting a sequel, arguably to the most popular installment. Get ready for Pooka 2: Pooka lives. We were first introduced to Pooka in December 2018 as that year’s Christmas-themed episode. This time around, the monster is back and more terrifying than ever, and is getting its very own day. Get ready to celebrate Pooka Day.
The cast is particularly interesting, as we have former Star Trek: The Next Generationstar Wil Wheaton, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom, and a Mystery Science Theater 3000 reunion with both Jonah Ray and Felicia Day on board. Malcolm Barrett, Lyndie Greenwood and Gavin Stenhouse also star. On release day, Hulu will be hosting a live watch party with the cast. The streamer said it will be providing more details on that soon. Alejandro Brugues is in the director’s chair working from a script by Ryan Copple.
Nacho Vigalondo (Colossal) directed the first Pooka. It took place during Christmas and centered on a struggling actor who gets a job as a character in a plush suit to promote a hot new toy named Pooka. As he spends more time in the suit, he slowly develops two personalities and Pooka slowly starts to take possession of him. Pooka 2: Pooka Livescenters on a group of thirty-something high school friends who create their own Creepypasta about Pooka for fun. However, they are shocked when it goes so viral online that it manifests more murderous versions of the creature.