Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum’s stop-motion comedy series – produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodies - about a megalomaniacal supervillain who gets ousted from his own evil organization, is done after only one season at the streamer.
The Hulu Original stop-motion adult animated comedy series, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. has been canceled after a single season, according to a Variety report. Created and written by executive producers Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt, with animation by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the show was based on a Marvel Comics character of the same name.
In the series, which premiered in May 2021, megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (Oswalt) has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world. But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth’s mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground. Ousted as A.I.M.’s leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet: a midlife crisis… that will shake the Marvel Universe to its core!
The series also starred Melissa Fumero, Aimee Garcia, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ben Schwartz, Beck Bennett, Jon Daly, and Sam Richardson. Brett Crawley, Robert Maitia, Grant Gish, Joe Quesada, Karim Zreik, and Jeph Loeb served as executive producers. It was produced by Marvel Studios through Marvel Television and Marvel Animation, which of course is no longer, as Kevin Feige took the reigns on all Marvel projects, rebranding Marvel TV as Marvel TV Studios.
Hulu’s big push with Marvel TV included four original shows: M.O.D.O.K., Hit-Monkey, Howard the Duck, and Tigra and Dazzler. As AWN reported in January 2020, Howard the Duck and Tigra and Dazzler were quickly canceled, which put the cabash on a planned crossover of the four shows, The Offenders. Feige also made short work of the Ghost Rider series, Runaways, Cloak and Dagger, Legion, and The Gifted, and was possibly involved in the decisions to cancel the Marvel/Netflix shows Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Defenders.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.