In the last decade or so superheroes have become an integral part of our entertainment; so much so that hardly a month goes by without some new superhero related or inspired TV series or film coming out. We’re used to see the dashing; the charming; the fearless; and the heroic, but what about the bumbling? What about the outcasts? What about those heroes that are simply trying to belong? The less than D-list heroes, if you will.
Hulu’s upcoming series, created by Seth Meyers (SNL) might finally give us a look into this world:
Created by Meyers and producer Mike Shoemaker (Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, SNL), The Awesomes follows “America’s Greatest Superhero Team,” led (naturally) by Mr. Awesome. But when Mr. Awesome retires from crime fighting, his legacy is left to his brainy son Prock (voiced by Meyers), aka Professor Doctor Awesome, who must pick up the pieces of a broken superhero team and re-assemble a new one. Lending their voices to the cast are Saturday Night Live pals Kenan Thompson, Bill Hader, and Taran Killam along with Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation), Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) and others.
The art style for The Awesomes is vaguely similar to that of the classic Comedy Central series Drawn Together, which is by no means a bad thing. Also, with top-notch comedic talent acting in the series, it would be surprising if it didn’t offer up plenty of laughs.
If you’re looking for more information on The Awesomes, check out the below interview with Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker:
The Awesomes premieres August 1st, exclusively on Hulu.
Joshua is the Director of Gaming for Geek News Network and host of Constantly Calibrating — and further podcasts that even he is unaware of. You can read more of his thoughts on gaming and everything else on Twitter @BearPunch.