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'Howard The Duck' Leads 4 New Adult Animated Marvel Shows Landing At Hulu

Later this year, Disney will be launching their own streaming platform Disney Plus. The service will host both existing and new content not only from Disney and Pixar but also Marvel and LucasFilm. It's been reported that the new service will keep its content family friendly (or at least PG-13). With the ending of the Netflix deal, Marvel fans have wondered if this spells the end of any more adult-skewed output from the studio

Now we have an answer and it's "apparently not". It seems that such content could live on at Hulu- and it's starting with adult animation. Thanks to Disney's upcoming acquisition of 20th Century Fox's assets, the Mouse House will soon have a majority stake in the established streaming site.

Marvel TV is teaming up with Hulu to produce four adult animated series based on some of the most bizarre characters in the publisher's history. The highest profile of these is Howard The Duck, with the series written and executive produced by Kevin Smith and Adult Swim veteran Dave Willis. The series follows an alien from a planet of humanoid ducks who gets stuck on Earth. The series is most notorious for being adapted into an infamous flop movie produced by George Lucas.

M.O.D.O.K ("Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing"centres on a big headed super-villain and is being written and executive produced by Patton Oswalt and American Dad alumni Jordan Blum. Hit Monkey features a Japanese macaque turned assassin and is being written and executive produced by Josh Gordon and Will Speck (Blades of Glory).  Tigra and Dazzler will focus on a pair of superheroines and is written and executive produced by comedian Chelsea Handler and Erica Rivinoja (whose credits include Clone High and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2).

Like The Avengers and The Defenders before it, the characters will then meet in a cross-over special called The Offenders. 

No release date or window has been announced yet, so we'd assume it's very early days. It's also worth noting that at this time Hulu only operates in the US and Japan, although it reportedly has plans for international expansion in future.