In 2019, it was announced that Marvel Television would be partnering with Hulu to produce four animated series: MODOK, Hit Monkey, Tigra & Dazzler, and Howard the Duck. Unfortunately for those shows, shortly after being announced, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was given the additional title of Chief Creative Officer at Marvel.
Feige's new title prompted Marvel Television's Head of Television, Jeff Loeb, to leave the company after ten years soon after being shuttered and folded into Marvel Studios. Any projects in development were stopped with only shows in production allowed to continue like MODOK.
After Marvel Television closed its doors, Tigra & Dazzler and Howard the Duck were both scrapped. Many had assumed Hit Monkey suffered the same fate, but it miraculously entered production in time to not be scrapped.
Hit-Monkey Gets Violent for Marvel
Update: The first trailer for Hulu & Marvel's Hit Monkey arrived, bringing with it animated and, of course, primate violence:
According to Entertainment Weekly, Hit Monkey is a "darkly comedic" animated series that will follow a Japanese snow macaque who meets a hitman named Bryce, voiced by Jason Sudeikis, and helps nurse him back to health. However, when Bryce dies, it's up to this monkey to seek vengeance, added by Bryce's ghost.
According to producer Josh Gordon, the titular assassin is "...a character who is violent and temperamental but also deeply wounded and innocent."
Audiences will see for sure how violent Hit Monkey is when it hits Hulu on November 17, 2021.