Marvel's upcoming slate of adult animated series at Hulu has some serious star-power.
According to Marvel.com, prolific actor Patton Oswalt will executive produce the studio's upcoming M.O.D.O.K. series, while infamously nerdy director Kevin Smith will executive produce Howard the Duck. Likewise, Tigra & Dazzler has late-night talk show host Chelsea Handler attached as executive producer. Marvel and Hulu will also release a Hit-Monkey series before they each culminate in an animated event titled The Offenders, which will force all of the characters to team up.
According to the official series descriptions,
In Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., M.O.D.O.K, 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. “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.” comes from writers Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt, with Blum, Oswalt and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers.
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. “Marvel’s Hit Monkey” comes from writers Josh Gordon and Will Speck, with Gordon, Speck and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers.
In Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show, two woke Super Heroes and best friends, Tigra and Dazzler, fight for recognition among powered people who make up the eight million stories in Los Angeles. “Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show” comes from writers Erica Rivinoja and Chelsea Handler, with Rivinoja, Handler, and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers.
Trapped in a world he never made, America’s favorite fighting fowl 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, in Marvel’s Howard the Duck. Marvel’s Howard the Duck comes from writers Kevin Smith and Dave Willis, with Smith, Willis, and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers.
Finally, nobody asked them to, and we’d be better off if they didn’t, but M.O.D.O.K., 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 in Marvel’s The Offenders. Jeph Loeb serves as Executive Producer, while writers and additional Executive Producers for the project will be announced at a later point.
“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!)!" Heat of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb said. "We have such tremendous talent bringing amazing adult animation that's fun, fresh and fantastic. We're so excited for what's to come!"
No release dates have been announced for the series.