Fertile Crescent heads to Hulu, with James Purefoy starring in the modern drama series set during the Syrian Civil War.
Fertile Crescent will be Hulu’s next historical war drama series, this one set to cover a particular conflagration that’s ongoing, that of the Syrian Civil War.
Hulu has given a straight-to-series order for Fertile Crescent as an 8-episode drama, with James Purefoy set as its star. The series is set against the post-Arab-Spring uprising against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad; a conflict that was not only complicated by the rise of Isis in the region, but – for a time – even became a Cold War-esque battleground of international brinkmanship between the U.S. and Russia.
With the Syrian Civil War as the backdrop, the drama will be seen through the eyes of Antoine, a young French man searching for his estranged, presumed-dead sister. As the official description explains,