With the Disney+ app on the way on November 7th which is expected to get the entirety of The Simpsons available on day one, you would think the Marvel heads would be more focused there, but really it’s Hulu getting all of the adult animation love. That’s because the now Disney-owned streaming service is expected to host not one, but four, adult animated series inspired by various underutilized Marvel characters when together are called The Offenders. This team includes Tigra & Dazzler, M.O.D.O.K., Howard the Duck, and Hit-Monkey all of which are getting their own series until the eventual team-up event.
In a recent interview with Deadline, Marvel TV President Jeph Loeb talked about how Archer was actually the impetus for this run of IP:
I’m a huge Archer fan, and Dan Buckley, who’s the president of all things other than the studio here at Marvel, and I started talking about how we have this mutual love of animation and also pushing that wall. The idea of doing something that was more adult, some of which was started with the idea of doing Deadpool animated. What we really liked was the notion of putting together a group of titles that could then be a group, as we had done with Defenders.
Interestingly enough, we were the first to report on Archer studio Floyd County Productions working on a Marvel animated series, however, whatever that is as of now is currently unknown. In any event, it will be interesting to see if fans of Hulu series like Bob’s Burgers, Rick and Morty, and especially South Park will gravitate towards all of the new series.