Hulu Renews Seth Meyers’ Animated Comedy ‘The Awesomes’

/ Sep 19, 2013

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Hulu has picked up “The Awesomes,” an animated superhero comedy from Seth Meyers (“SNL”) and Mike Shoemaker (“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”), for a 10-episode second season.

The second season will bring on a new set of superheroes and villains as the motley crew at the center of the show, the eponymous “Awesomes,” take on new challenges. There might also be an unexpected love triangle in the works.

The voice cast is led by Meyers, who plays Professor Doctor Awesome, the leader of The Awesomes. The second season will bring back the first-season cast, including Ike Barinholtz, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Paula Pell, Bobby Lee, Taran Killam, Emily Spivey, Bill Hader, Josh Meyers, and Rachel Dratch.

“The Awesomes” is a Hulu co-production with Lorne Michaels’ production company, Broadway Video. The second season will be executive produced by Meyers, Shoemaker, and Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer. Bento Box Entertainment, the animation studio behind “Bob’s Burgers,” will return to animate the next crop of episodes, while Judd Winick will continue to serve as a writer and consulting producer on the show.

Hulu says the first season of the comedy, which debuted on Hulu in August, is one of the top 10 most-watched shows on Hulu and one of the top five animated comedies on the streaming service.

While not disclosing actual numbers, Hulu acting CEO and SVP of content Andy Forssell in a statement: “‘The Awesomes’ has been a runaway hit with viewers… We’re also looking forward to our continued partnerships with Broadway Video and Bento Box to bring fans of the show more great adventures with The Awesomes.”

The second season joins “Deadbeat,” Hulu’s first co-production with Lionsgate, on Hulu’s 2014 original programming slate.

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