Marvel’s “Offenders” will bring comic baddies, weirdos to 4 new Hulu series
Monday February 11, 2019. 07:35 PM , from Ars Technica
Enlarge / This single teaser image of characters Dazzler, Tigra, Hit-Monkey, Howard the Duck, and M.O.D.O.K. (L-R) seems to indicate the art style of each upcoming Hulu series, as we didn't immediately recognize these drawings from existing comics issues. (credit: Marvel)
Marvel Entertainment's shift away from Netflix became clearer on Monday with the announcement of a massive new multi-series initiative, dubbed The Offenders. Announced as part of a Television Critics Association press tour, this collection of four animated series revolves around a few Marvel Universe misfit characters—and it will land exclusively on Hulu.
That streaming-service destination makes some sense, as Marvel Entertainment is already two seasons into its Runaways series as a Hulu exclusive. But the news also emerges days after Marvel's corporate parent Disney talked up sweeping content plans for its own upcoming video-streaming service, Disney Plus.
Marvel didn't clarify exactly why Hulu was chosen, though the four series' combination of lesser heroes and boundary-pushing writers could have made Hulu a better fit than a family-friendlier Disney service. (Maybe the corporate lords of Disney didn't like the idea of kids clicking on a cartoon duck with no pants, only to wind up very, very surprised by what they got.) The series has yet to have any announced release dates or voice actors, but they are as follows, with their respective writers listed:
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