‘Howard the Duck’ Among Four Marvel Animated Shows Ordered at Hulu
Marvel Television and Hulu have teamed up to produce four adult animated series. The shows will feature characters such as: M.O.D.O.K, Howard the Duck, Hit-Monkey, and Tigra and Dazzler. We have learned that they will eventually team up for a special animated show called “The Offenders.” The head of TV at Marvel, Jeph Loeb will be executively producing each show. This is a big move as Disney, who owns Marvel, will be the majority shareholder in Hulu once the Fox-Disney merger is finalized.
An exciting announcement on top of this news is that Howard the Duck will be written and executively produced by Kevin Smith along with Dave Willis. Geek and Nerd Fandom are familiar with the name. For those not too familiar, he is known for “Clerks,” “Mallrats,” and “Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.” He has also written for a few Marvel comics in the past as well. Those comics include Daredevil and Spider-Man. As for Willis is known for his work for adult swim which include Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Squidbillies.
According to Variety:
“M.O.D.O.K,” or Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing, 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.
“Hit-Monkey” will be written and executive produced by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, the team that previously co-directed films like “Blades of Glory” and “Office Christmas Party.” They are repped by CAA and Management 360.
“Tigra & Dazzler” hails from writers and executive producers Erica Rivinoja and Chelsea Handler. Rivinoja worked on the story for the film “Girls Trip” and her previous writing credits include shows like “The Last Man on Earth,” “South Park,” and “Grounded for Life.” Handler is known for hosting her own talk shows on both E! and Netflix, “Chelsea Lately” and “Chelsea” respectively.