A Kevin Smith Written 'Howard The Duck' Adult Animated Series Is Coming To Hulu
Variety- Hulu and Marvel Television have partnered to produce four adult animated series, Variety has learned.
The shows will be based on the following Marvel characters: Howard the Duck, M.O.D.O.K, Hit-Monkey, and Tigra and Dazzler. Like the Marvel-Netflix “Defenders” shows before them, the four characters will then team up in the animated special “The Offenders.” Marvel’s head of TV, Jeph Loeb, will executive produce each project. Disney–which owns Marvel–will become a majority shareholder in Hulu once the Fox-Disney merger is completed.
“Howard the Duck” will be written and executive produced by Kevin Smith and Dave Willis. Smith is known for his Askewniverse films, including “Clerks,” “Mallrats,” and “Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.” Smith has also written for Marvel Comics in the past, writing for popular characters like Daredevil and Spider-Man. Willis previously co-created popular animated shows like “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” and “Squidbillies” for Adult Swim in addition to his work as a voice actor.
Here’s some news to file under “Things You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Now” for the day!
If you’ve been following Kevin Smith and listening to any of his various podcasts over the past few months, you’d know he’s been working on and teasing a big, secret project that he hasn’t shared many details about at all – only that it was the “biggest intellectual property [he’s] ever been given to play with” and that when announced, we’d all go, “Really?! Him?!” – but he reassured everybody that he’s the right guy for this job, and is having a ton of fun with it.
Now that we’ve finally learned what that project was, I gotta say, Kev’s description was pretty spot on – I never would’ve expected a ‘Howard the Duck’ adult-animated series from he and the ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ guy, but I couldn’t be more down for it! I’m also all for the other shows, mainly the ‘M.O.D.O.K.’ one, all being grouped together to form Marvel’s “The Offenders”.
Thank GOD that heart attack didn’t take our guy a year ago!
If you missed it, please check out the Kevin Smith Episode of KFCRadio’s ‘Answer the Internet’ below…
…and while we wait for more details to surface about this new ‘Howard the Duck’ show, enjoy some of Howard’s best moments: