While the big-screen, big-budget events of the MCU have been stealing headlines for years, Marvel Television has been delivering the goods for just as long, especially when it comes to Marvel Animation’s adventurous offerings. Headed up by Cort Lane, Marvel’s animated division has given us small-screen adventures in Avengers Assemble, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, the recent addition of the new Marvel Rising superhero lineup, and more. Now, a new foursome of original animated series (and a special uniting the title characters) will be coming to a streaming service near you.
Announced today, Hulu has entered into a new partnership with Marvel Television to create four new Hulu original adult animation series based on popular Marvel Television characters Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., Marvel’s Hit-Monkey, Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show and Marvel’s Howard The Duck. Joining Hulu’s vast collection of animated content, the four originals will culminate in a special: Marvel’s The Offenders.
Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. centers around an egomaniacal supervillain with a really big head and a really little body, who struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family. Writers Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt will also executive produce along with Jeph Loeb.
- 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. Writers Josh Gordon and Will Speck will executive produce along with Jeph Loeb.
- Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show is a story 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. Writers Erica Rivinoja and Chelsea Handler serve as executive producers along with Jeph Loeb.
- Marvel’s Howard The Duck is trapped in a world he never made, but America’s favorite fighting fowl 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. Writers Kevin Smith and Dave Willis will also executive produce along with Jeph Loeb.
- Marvel’s The Offenders, is a story in which nobody asked them to — and we’d be better off if they didn’t — but MODOK, Dazzler, Tigra, Hit Monkey and Howard the Duck are all forced to team up in order to save the world and certain parts of the Universe. Jeph Loeb will executive produce.