While most Marvel shows on Netflix have been canceled, Hulu is all for continuing to offer fans Marvel Comics-adapted content. Get ready for some Howard the Duck, Dazzler, Tigra, and more in your life.
According to THR, the new Marvel shows on Hulu are M.O.D.O.K, Hit-Monkey, Tigra & Dazzler, and Howard the Duck. These four shows will culminate with a special titled The Offenders, which is a parody of The Defenders.
Hulu giving us more Marvel Comics-centric content makes sense due to the streaming service being majority controlled by Disney after the Fox acquisition. With Disney Plus also on the horizon, some people think the House of Mouse will continue making adult-oriented content on Hulu. This opinion is strengthened by the fact that all four upcoming Marvel animated series are meant for adults.
All four of the Hulu series (including the special) will be executive produced by Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb. These shows will join The Runaways (another Marvel property), which recently released episodes for a second season.
With the DC Universe streaming service also offering adult animated content, it makes sense for Marvel to follow suit. I was excited for a Deadpool animated show, with Donald Glover attached, but it was unfortunately scrapped.
“[Glover’s] Deadpool animated series didn’t work out because Marvel didn’t want to make it. I mean, that really is what it comes down to. It didn’t fit what they wanted to do with Deadpool, and it’s their brand. It’s their decision,” FX CEO John Landgraf shared.
The descriptions of all four of Hulu’s animated Marvel series (and the special):
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Howard the Duck has the titular character 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.
- The Offenders follows MODOK, Dazzler, Tigra, Hit-Monkey and Howard the Duck as they are all forced to team up in order to save the world and certain parts of the universe.
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Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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