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I was thinking the same. It might not be a coincidence both Deadpool and Tigra & Dazzler are kind of X-Men adjacent characters, and they all have their shows cancelled, or at the very least put on-hold. I can't say I was too excited about this series, I'm probably more interested in MODOK and Howard, so hopefully production for those other shows is moving along fine.
 
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To be honest, the Hulu cartoons are giving me Hellstrom vibes to where they were in production too far enough before Feige got creative control to get immediately axed, which makes me wonder just how much Marvel is genuinely willing to support them.
 

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So does anyone has that feeling that the Hulu shows are indications of it being a Red Flag?

Cause I dont see it.

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Some additional actors have been announced for the MODOK cartoon.

Marvel Television may be getting phased out, but Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. TV series at Hulu has a whole new chorus of voices.

Veep’s Sam Richardson, The Goldberg’s Wendi McLendon-Covey, House of Lies’ Ben Schwartz, and Lucifer’s Aimee Garcia are among the cast added to the animated supervillain family sitcom. With executive producer Patton Oswalt as the constantly foiled Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing himself, the adult-centric comedy is set to debut later this year on the Disney-controlled streamer.

“I’m blown away by our insanely talented and hilarious voice cast, who have all brought their specific kind of magic to this weird and wonderful corner of the Marvel Universe,” declares EP and showrunner Jordan Blum of the additions to the series. “Patton and Jordan have done a phenomenal job in laying the groundwork for this exceptional ensemble, we’re thrilled to include this cast in the Marvel family,” added Karim Zreik, Marvel TV Studios SVP, Original Programming & Production today in a statement.

First announced back in February as part of a multi-series rollout for Hulu, M.O.D.O.K. follows the extremely dysfunctional home life of the ex-A.I.M. member, who made his comic premiere way back in 1967.

In addition to Richardson, McLendon-Covey, Schwartz and Garcia, the cast additions include Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Beck Bennet (Saturday Night Live, Bill & Ted Face The Music) and Jon Daly (The Kroll Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm).
 

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Character breakdowns were also posted.
Garcia will play Jodie, M.O.D.O.K.’s wife and mother to his children, has had a late-in-life awakening — excited to pursue her mommy-blog turned lifestyle-brand empire and discover who she is as an independent woman in her forties. There are just too many things to do in this world and not enough time to waste being held back by negativity. And unfortunately for M.O.D.O.K., the thing weighing her down the most… is him.
Schwartz will portray Lou. To be honest, M.O.D.O.K. doesn’t really “get” his twelve-year-old son Lou. Not athletic enough to be a jock. Not smart enough to be a nerd. Lou is… well, Lou — a kid who clearly marches to the beat of his own drum. Lou’s lack of friends, ambition and hygiene is a constant worry for M.O.D.O.K., who often projects his own insecurities onto his overly confident son.
Fumero will portray Melissa. Even with her father’s “features,” seventeen-year-old Melissa has risen the ranks to become the Heathers-like queen bee of her school and a star in the world of teen figure skating. Every popular kid either wants to date her or avoid her terrifying wrath. But for all of her success, Melissa secretly yearns for her father’s approval.
McLendon-Covey is Monica Rappaccini, a brilliant mad-scientist at A.I.M. and M.O.D.O.K.’s rival at work. Clearly more competent and qualified than M.O.D.O.K., Monica believes she should be running the organization. After GRUMBL acquires A.I.M., Monica relishes in M.O.D.O.K.’s suffering until the new management begins to infringe on her ungodly experiments. With a common enemy in Austin, M.O.D.O.K. and Monica are finally able to put aside their differences and work together… when they aren’t constantly betraying each other.
Bennet portrays Austin Van Der Sleet. After M.O.D.O.K.’s evil organization A.I.M. is run into the ground, he’s forced to sell it to silicon valley tech-giant GRUMBL. GRUMBL sends slick, twenty-something Austin as a “post-merger-integration-consultant” and M.O.D.O.K.’s new boss. Though M.O.D.O.K. wishes he could just zap Austin to the Negative Zone, M.O.D.O.K. must find new solutions to confront Austin’s corporate jargon-speak and frequent mandatory HR meetings, if he’s ever going to reclaim A.I.M. from Austin’s grip.
Daly plays Super Adaptoid, a snarky android with ambitions to live, feel and create, but is instead forced to spend his days massaging the hoverchair sores on his creator M.O.D.O.K.’s scalp. Although the Adaptoid dreams of overwriting his programming and turning on M.O.D.O.K., there is also a begrudging friendship between these two.
Richardson, is Gary, a henchman or “beekeeper” at A.I.M. who is fiercely loyal to his boss M.O.D.O.K., even if M.O.D.O.K. struggles to remember his name. As M.O.D.O.K. continues to get demoted within his own organization, Gary is there by his side, always offering his help and unshakeable optimism whether M.O.D.O.K. wants it or not.
 

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Unsurprisingly a lot of comedic talent :).
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I love how there's only, like, two characters from the comics in this and one of them is the Super-Adaptoid :p.

Gary sounds like the AIM equivalent of Bob, Agent of Hydra ;).

I guess we can also gleam the plot from this, with MODOK having to manage his family life with running AIM after it gets bought out by a tech company. Sounds very sitcom-y :rolleyes2:.
 

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Unsurprisingly a lot of comedic talent :).

I love how there's only, like, two characters from the comics in this and one of them is the Super-Adaptoid :p.

Gary sounds like the AIM equivalent of Bob, Agent of Hydra ;).

I guess we can also gleam the plot from this, with MODOK having to manage his family life with running AIM after it gets bought out by a tech company. Sounds very sitcom-y :rolleyes2:.
I agree. The way the synopsis says "Years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth's Mightiest Heroes" and it has more live-action TV actors as opposed to professional voice actors. Marvel TV Studios' involvement with the Offenders series gives me MCU vibes similar to the Defenders and the Avengers. After all, Marvel has said they'd love to do animated shows set in the MCU back in 2016. And they're just starting with What If next year.
 
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I'm really expecting this to be a Marvel attempt at something like Archer, more than any other adult animated series, especially if they already have Floyd County working on it. I'm not looking forward to all four series having the same style of animation, etc, instead of one that works best for each individual series.

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I'm really expecting this to be a Marvel attempt at something like Archer, more than any other adult animated series, especially if they already have Floyd County working on it. I'm not looking forward to all four series having the same style of animation, etc, instead of one that works best for each individual series.
The teaser images all looked different, but that could have been just placeholder's for what the actual animation will look like.

I keep comparing it to Harley Quinn, but that's probably because it's the most direct equivalent I can think of for the Big Two, animation-wise.
 
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So apparently the M.O.D.O.K part of the shows is using Stop Motion Animation, from the people that brought us Robot Chicken

I wasn't expecting that, but at least it seems to confirm that all the Hulu shows will have their own kind of animation style :).
 
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The quality of the narrative-driven shows made by them start off really awful but they get a lot better once they find there footing so hopefully, these shows don't get released on a weekly basis.
 

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So apparently the M.O.D.O.K part of the shows is using Stop Motion Animation, from the people that brought us Robot Chicken

That's reminding me of the What The? web shorts Marvel used to do.



Edit: Of course this gets mentioned in the article.

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