As a third season of the Schwartz and Stephanie Savage created Marvel's Runaways seems a sure bet, Hulu is hoping to strongly up its Marvel game and to resurrect the reputation of the acerbic Howard The Duck, who got plucked in that bad 1986 feature film, as part of its big programming chess move. Like every one of the new series, Loeb will also serve as an EP on the show of the politically progressive Tigra and Dazzler as they try to get their superpowered heads, hands and hearts around life in the City of Angels. There is now no premiere date for any of Hulu's new Marvel shows, but late 2019 or 2020 is likely. In the case of Howard the Duck, perhaps that distinguishes Marvel's Howard the Duck from George Lucas' infamous live-action Howard the Duck. Now, a new foursome of original animated series (and a special uniting the title characters) will be coming to a streaming service near you. The Deadpool animated series for FX was cancelled by Marvel, perhaps to make room for these. A M.O.D.O.K. series is being created by Patton Oswald and Jordan Blum, centered around the egomaniacal villain as he struggles to keep control of his evil organization and demanding family.
Marvel's 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 amusing revenge saga.
These four sets of heroes will also come together for a Hulu special titled The Offenders, in which these unlikely heroes are "forced to team up in order to save the world and certain parts of the Universe". The HTD series based on the cigar chomping character first introduced in the comics in 1973 will be stewarded by Clerks kingpin Kevin Smith, along with Dave Willis.
Then, The Dazzler & Tigra Show will be written by Erica Rivinoja and Chelsea Handler. His goal is to return home with the help of his "unstoppable gal pal" Beverly, but they will have to take on the likes of the evil Dr. Bong, who wants to turn Howard into a meal.
Smith and Willis will both write and executive produce the new series, which features the titular Howard the Duck stuck in a world that he never made.
Hit-Monkey is written by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, who are best known for directing movies such as Office Christmas Party and Blade of Glory.