We’ve seen more than a few TV shows get the axe over the past week, and here’s one more to add to the pile. Hulu has canceled Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. after just one season.
The stop-motion animated series starred Patton Oswalt as M.O.D.O.K., a megalomaniacal supervillain who 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. Oswalt commented on the cancelation on Twitter.
“Oh well,” Patton Oswalt wrote. “Got to work with the best writers, a dream voice cast, and Marvel let us run amok in their toy box. Another great experience. Forward!” In addition to Patton Oswalt, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. featured the voices of Aimee Garcia, Melissa Fumero, Ben Schwartz, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Beck Bennett, Jon Daly, and Sam Richardson. You can check out a review of Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. from our own Alex Maidy right here.
Oswalt created Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. alongside Jordon Blum and the series was originally ordered alongside other shows focusing on Hit-Monkey, Tigra & Dazzler, and Howard the Duck. All of the shows were supposed to lead up to a crossover special titled The Offenders, but Hulu only wound up moving forward with Hit Monkey and M.O.D.O.K. and scrapped the others. The first season of Hit Monkey was released on Hulu last year. The show tells the tale of a wronged Japanese snow monkey, mentored by the ghost of an American assassin, as he cuts a wide swath through the Tokyo underworld. There’s no word on whether Hit Monkey will return for another season or if it will be canceled like Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.