Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Marvel's 'The Offenders' Brings A New Superhero Team to Hulu

Howard the Duck comic New Animated Marvel Shows Are Coming With Some Lesser-Known Characters
Adrian Cunningham | 12 February, 2019, 17:30

All of us have been looking so closely at Marvel and Netflix that we forgot that, with the acquisition of Fox, they will effectively own most of Hulu.

File of fans of Marvel comic books march to Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, in Hollywood, California on December 28, 2018.

Hulu announced at the TCA Winter tour panel this morning that they are officially taking advantage of their upcoming Disney 60 percent ownership by producing four adult animation series around the characters: Marvel's M.O.D.O.K, Marvel's Hit-Monkey, Marvel's Tigra & Dazzler Show and Marvel's Howard The Duck.

With Marvel TV overlord Jeph Loeb also involved in each show, the aim is to have the characters team-up in a special called The Offenders.

Each of the series will be produced by Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb, as will their eventual crossover, The Offenders.

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Notably missing from that list of writers is George Lucas, who infamously botched Howard The Duck's biggest mainstream moment in a 1986 feature film. Finally, Tigra & Dazzler comes courtesy of writers and executive producers Erica Rivinoja (Girls Trip and South Park) and Chelsea Handler.

Josh Gordon and Will Speck plus Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum are the respective driver's seats for Marvel's Hit-Monkey and Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.

In the series, Howard the Duck is 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... The series will follow the egomaniacal supervillain as he struggles to maintain control of his evil organization, as well as his over-the-top family.

Howard The Duck hopefully brings us more of the amusing animal's comic book absurdity, instead of the live-action nightmare, and features creators Kevin Smith and Dave Wills.

Marvel's Tigra & Dazzler Show focuses on the two title characters, who are "woke superheroes" (one of whom is a cat person, while the other is a light-powered pop singer) as they try to break big in Los Angeles. On Monday, Marvel Studios announced that it will be teaming up with Hulu for four new adult animated series, including Howard the Duck, following a similar format to the Defenders series that previously launched on Netflix, starting with Daredevil. "We're so excited for what's to come!" exclaimed executive producer Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television. But if you haven't been keeping up with Smith's comics work, rest assured that Howard's animated turn won't revolve around ponderous dialogue at a New Jersey mall.