‘The Hardy Boys’ Back on Hulu
10 new episodes featuring the investigating brothers
Season two of The Hardy Boys is on Hulu April 6. Rohan Campbell plays Frank Hardy and Alexander Elliot portrays Joe Hardy. There are ten episodes.
When a classmate mysteriously disappears, brothers Frank and Joe get back into detective work. But when they discover that a mystical relic they destroyed the year before is still in play, they stumble on a far more sinister plot than a missing persons case.
Anthony Lemke and Bea Santos are also in the cast.
The show premiered late in 2020 and had Frank and Joe move to their parents’ hometown after the death of their mother. They learn their father, a detective played by James Tupper, has taken on a secret investigation, and they fancy one as well.
“The vibe of the ‘80s is really cool to me,” Elliot told B+C when the series premiered. “Stranger Things, the Walkman, old-style walkie-talkies — there’s a cool, adventurous kind of vibe to the ‘80s.”
The Hardy Boys books date back to the ‘20s. There have been various TV series, including one on ABC in the late ‘70s, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, that had Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy playing the brothers. ■
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.