Hulu, Marvel Team for Animated Howard the Duck-Led Defenders-Style Deal

Howard the Duck

Marvel and Hulu have announced via The Hollywood Reporter a partnership that will sound quite familiar. The streaming service will launch four shows starring lesser known Marvel characters, culminating in a special known as The Offenders. The first show of the bunch will be Howard the Duck, followed by MODOK, Hit-Monkey, Tigra & Dazzler. Surprisingly, all four shows will be animated adventures.

From writers Kevin Smith and Dave Willis, Howard the Duck will see Marvel's favorite fowl get trapped in a new world and try to find his way back home with the help of his girlfriend Beverly before Dr. Bong can turn him into a tasty treat. MODOK, starring everyone's favorite giant talking head, will see the titular character try to take back control of his villainous organization while also trying to handle the demands of his family; the series hails from Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt.

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Tigra & Dazzler comes courtesy of Chelsea Handler and Erica Rivinoja and stars the two "woke" superheroes. Living in LA, the pair decide to fight for name recognition among other superpowered people, while also trying to make it in a city filled with people trying to make a name for themselves. Finally, Josh Gordon and Will Speck's Hit-Monkey will follow a Japanese snow monkey trained by the ghost of an American assassin, who hopes to get vengeance on the Tokyo criminal underworld. Once all four shows finish their seasons, their stars will unite to save the world and "certain parts of the universe" in The Offenders. 

No release dates have been set for any of the shows.

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