Hulu is giving us a brand-new reason to re-watch Palm Springs. This week, the streaming service released a commentary cut for which Hulu is calling the first of its kind in streaming. The commentary track features stars Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti, as well as director Max Barbakow and screenwriter Andy Siara (with whom Samberg is already working on a new, untitled project).
Palm Springs hit during as the doldrums of COVID-19 isolation, and it felt like a perfect fit for the huge shifts we were coming to grips with during that time. The film was an early favorite for 2020 and stood up through the year’s releases to come and made it into our best-of lists for 2020.
“As far as I know, we’re the first,” Samberg said in an interview with Variety. “We realized that Palm Springs will always be on Hulu, which is great, but there are elements of the DVD experience that just don’t exist anymore. They [Hulu] were very amenable in talking about the ways to get some fun stuff in there.”