More to come?
Hulu has ordered a new adult animated comedy pilot from the producers of Robot Chicken called Crossing Swords. According to Variety:
When Patrick, a goodhearted young peasant with dreams of earning his knighthood and dispensing justice to evildoers, lands a coveted squire position at the royal castle, his dream job quickly turns into a nightmare. In this kingdom, corruption starts at the top, and staying true to his lofty goals will be a thornier proposition than Patrick anticipated. It’s all the sex, violence and full-frontal nudity you’d expect from a “premium fantasy soap starring pre-school toys.”
John Harvatine IV and Tom Root created the show and will executive produce. Harvatine joined “Robot Chicken” as an executive producer in 2012 during the show’s sixth season, while Root is the show’s head writer and executive producer. Green will also executive produce along with Matt Senreich and Eric Towner. Senreich co-created “Robot Chicken” with Green, and Towner is also an executive producer on the long-running Adult Swim series.
The streaming service with 20 million strong is lagging behind Netflix and other streaming services when it comes to original animated comedies, but with recent signings of the likes of Nick Weidenfeld and others, this ship could be righted for the 20 million subscribers who tag South Park as their most-watched series.