Here’s your daily dose of news you didn’t expect to hear. Marvel is developing four animated series at Hulu focused on Howard the Duck, M.O.D.O.K., Dazzler, Tigra, and Hit-Monkey. The series will all culminate in a special event, The Offenders.
During a press event at TCA, Hulu announced the four series, which include Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., Marvel’s Hit-Monkey, Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show, and Marvel’s Howard the Duck. The creative teams behind these upcoming projects were also revealed.
First up, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. will follow “an egomaniacal Super Villain with a really big head and a really little body, struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family.” The series will be written by Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt.
Hailing from Clerks director Kevin Smith and Dave Willis, Marvel’s Howard the Duck will follow our favorite foul-mouthed bird as he is “trapped in a world he never made, Howard the Duck hopes to return home with the help of his unstoppable gal pal Beverly before the evil Dr. Bong can turn him the crispiest dish on the menu.”
Marvel’s Hit-Monkey “tells the tale of a wronged Japanese snow monkey, mentored by the ghost of an American assassin, as he cuts a wide swath through the Tokyo underworld in this darkly cinematic and brutally funny revenge saga.” Josh Gordon and Will Speck will spearhead this project.
Next up, Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show, which comes to us from the minds of Erica Rivinoja and Chelsea Handler, follows “two woke Super Heroes and best friends, Tigra and Dazzler, as they fight for recognition among powered people who make up the eight million stories in Los Angeles.”
Executive Vice President of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb will serve as executive producer for all four series as well as the main event, The Offenders, which will see all of the characters crossover to save the world. Loeb had this to say about the upcoming projects:
“A giant head. A monkey. A tiger lady and a disco queen. And the duck. Brought together because no one else could but Marvel Television on Hulu. M.O.D.O.K., Hit Monkey, Tigra & Dazzler and Howard the Duck will form a team no one asked for — The Offenders (and wait until you see who the Team Leader is!)! We have such tremendous talent bringing amazing adult animation that’s fun, fresh and fantastic. We’re so excited for what’s to come!”
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