Hulu has released the full trailer and some art for Marvel’s ten-episode, adult-animated show Hit-Monkey. The show is set to debut on November 17th.
In the show, a Japanese snow monkey’s tribe is slaughtered, and he joins forces with the ghost of an American assassin. Together, they begin killing their way through the Yakuza underworld and holy sh*t these drugs are excellent. Wait… I am not on drugs? So this is really? This is actually a thing and his happening? Well… sh*t.
Hit Monkey was created by writer Daniel Way and artist Dalibor Talajić and first appeared in Hit-Monkey #1 (April 2010), a digital comic. It was released in print format a week later. He was then featured in a three-issue story arc in Deadpool #19-21.
He then featured in his own three-issue limited series that was originally announced by Daniel Way at the 2010 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
A video game based on Hit-Monkey was announced to be in development by High Moon Studios and published by Activision for release in 2013. However, this was a fake-out to hide the development of a Deadpool video game and was part of the marketing effort fore that title.
Hit-Monkey also appears as an unlockable playable character in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, and as a playable character in Marvel Contest of Champions. Hit Monkey art also appeared as a Marvel Easter egg in Falcon And The Winter Soldier in Madripoor.
The show was originally conceived as part of a shared universe that would have led up to a special titled The Offenders, before it was decided it would be a stand-alone series. Jordan Blum, co-creator of the animated series M.O.D.O.K., revealed that the series will have a different animation style than his.
George Takei, Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Munn, Ally Maki, Nobi Nakanishi, and Fred Tatasciore lend their voices to the series co-created and executive produced by Josh Gordon and Will Speck. This feels like an excuse to use a pic of Olivia Munn dressed as slave Leia, so we’ll take it!