February 11, 2019
Though Netflix has canceled almost all of their Marvel shows in the past few months, Hulu has announced it has partnered with the comics giant to create four adult animated series: “Howard the Duck,” “Hit-Monkey,” “M.O.D.O.K,” and “Tigra & Dazzler Show.”
"Howard the Duck" will be written and executive produced by Kevin Smith and Dave Willis. Smith has written for Marvel previously and is known for his Askewniverse films, such as “Clerks” and “Jay and the Silent Bob.” Willis was the co-creator for “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.”
“Howard the Duck,” a talking duck from outer space, may be the most notable character out of the four series announced, especially after that weird movie with Lea Thompson from 1986. (Seriously, can we talk about how Thompson's character tried to seduce a duck? Why?) Hopefully animation will take away the original weirdness from the movie. Howard, voiced by Seth Green, also makes an appearance in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2."
"M.O.D.O.K" is written by Jordan Blum (“Community”) and Emmy-winning comedian Patton Oswalt. The show follows an egomaniacal supervillian whose head is really big and his body is really little (per the description from Hulu.) He struggles in trying to control his evil organization as well as his family.
"Hit-Monkey" will be written by Josh Golden and Will Speck ("Blades of Glory"). It follows 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.”
“Tigra & Dazzler” which is written by Erica Rivinoja (“Girls Trip”) and comedian and talk show host, Chelsea Handler, follows two “woke superheroes” who want recognition from the millions of people in Los Angeles.