Michael Cusack, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Snook, Jemaine Clement, and Demi Lardner star in the original animated series about a middle-aged superhero dad, his titular not-so-secret identity, and his quest to stamp out crime in his hometown.
Hulu has announced the January 9 premiere, and shared a poster and images, for its upcoming original 2D animated series Koala Man, starring Michael Cusack; Hugh Jackman; Sarah Snook; Jemaine Clement; and Demi Lardner. Ordered by Hulu in March of last year, the series comes from creator Cusack (YOLO: Crystal Fantasy), who will also star as the voice of the show’s titular protagonist.
The series follows Koala Man, a middle-aged dad, Kevin, and his not-so-secret identity, whose only superpower is a burning passion for following rules and snuffing out petty crime in the town of Dapto. Though it may seem like any other Australian suburb, forces of evil, both cosmic and man-made, lie in wait to pounce on unsuspecting Daptonians. Koala Man stands at the ready on a quest to clean up his hometown and often ropes his frustrated family into his adventures. He’ll do whatever it takes to defeat villainous masterminds, supernatural horrors, or worse: jerks who don’t take their rubbish bins down on the proper days.
Jackman will voice the role of Big Greg, one of Dapto’s most popular residents and head of its Town Council. According to a character description, “Big Greg has only known success. Formerly the host of Fishing Big with Big Greg - Australia’s third most popular fishing show - Big Greg has ridden his celebrity into a trusted position in Dapto. As Kevin’s direct supervisor, Big Greg makes Kevin feel inadequate as a provider and a man. To add insult to injury, Daptonians constantly credit Big Greg for Koala Man’s work saving the town.”
Cusack serves as an executive producer alongside Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland, Detective Pikachu co-writers Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit, and Princess Bento’s Michael Cowap. (Hernandez and Samit also serve as its showrunners.) Dana Tafoya Cameron and Ben Jones also serve as executive producers under their Bento Box Entertainment banner.