Granted, we’ve known for some time that Hannibal stars Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen were released from their contracts, it’s a different kind of gut stab to see them actually line up new gigs. Dancy at least, is off to a fine start, joining Breaking Bad alum Aaron Paul in Jason Katims’ new Hulu faith drama The Way.

Created by writer-executive producer Jessica Goldberg, with Parenthood alum Katims and Michelle Lee also producing, Hulu’s The Way follows a family at the center of a controversial movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power, each episode taking an in-depth look at the choice between “the life we live and the life we want.”

Paul will take the role of Eddie Cleary, convert to the controversial movement with a wayward past of his own, while Dancy will play Cal Roberts, charismatic face of “The Way.” Roberts is also “entangled in a complicated relationship” with Eddie and his wife, Sarah (True Detective star Michelle Monaghan), battling personal demons and bold ambition as he strives to take the organization into its next generation.

Hulu has slotted The Way (a working title, admittedly) to begin production in September for an early 2016 premiere, but are we ready to see Will Hugh Dancy take on a new role, even in great company?