Following their successful collaboration on the live-action “Runaways,” streaming giant Hulu used its Television Critics Association panel to announce a new partnership with Marvel that will yield four adult animated series and a standalone special.
Those four series? “Marvel’s Howard the Duck,” “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.,” “Marvel’s Hit-Monkey” and “Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show”. The special will be titled Marvel’s “The Offenders”.
Kevin Smith and Dave Willis will pen and executive produce “Marvel’s Howard The Duck” in which America’s favorite fighting fowl hopes to return home, from a world he never made, with the help of his unstoppable gal pal Beverly. They have to do it before the evil Dr. Bong can turn him the crispiest dish on the menu.
Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum will pen and executive produce “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.” which centers around an egomaniacal supervillain with a giant head and a little body as he struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family.
Josh Gordon and Will Speck will pen and executive produce “Marvel’s “Hit-Monkey” which follows 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 funny revenge saga.
Chelsea Handler and Erica Rivinoja will pen and executive produce “Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show” about two woke superheroes and best friends, Tigra and Dazzler, as they fight for recognition among powered people who make up the eight million stories in Los Angeles.
“The Offenders” will see the leads of all four series forced to team up in order to save the world and certain parts of the Universe. Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb serves as executive producer on all of these.
Though “Runaways” hasn’t been renewed for a third season as yet, content chief Craig Erwich said they are “really happy” with the show’s performance both creatively and viewership wise and they will have an announcement shortly.