In early 2019, it was announced that the streaming service Hulu had teamed up with Marvel Television to produce four new animated shows. Of the four shows announced, two ended up being cancelled, namely Tigre & Dazzler and Howard the Duck. That left Hit-Monkey and M.O.D.O.K as the only two animated series left.
Though there is still no word on Hit-Monkey, according to the M.O.D.O.K’s writer and executive producer Patton Oswalt, the series is moving along well, with episodes already written and recorded. We now even have a rough period for when the show will premiere.
“They’ve been recorded [and] now they’re being animated,” Oswalt shared in an interview with Collider. “And because we committed very hard to the stop-motion aspect to it and we’re really packing every frame with crazy detail. It’s looking like it’ll be early next year, but I don’t know the exact date yet.”
Aside from writing and executive producing the show, Oswalt will also be voicing the titular supervillain, otherwise known as the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing. The series will air in stop-motion animation done by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, with supporting voices by Aimee Garcia, Melissa Fumero, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ben Schwartz, Beck Bennett, Jon Daly, and Sam Richardson.
“It’s really, really cool stuff,” Oswalt added. “So trust me, it is proceeding apace.”
For more information on the animated series, fans can look forward to M.O.D.O.K making a presence at the upcoming virtual New York Comic Con where the cast and creators of the show are expected to debut an early look at the series.
Otherwise, you can catch M.O.D.O.K in the recently-released Marvel’s Avengers by Crystal Dynamics.