Hulu's The Awesomes Picked Up for a Second Season
Seth Meyers just can’t help but to keep himself busy.
While taking over Late Night from pal Jimmy Fallon and co-anchoring the Update desk at SNL, Meyers just added a whole new plate of responsibilities to his table. The Hollywood Reporter announced that Meyers and producing/writing partner Mike Shoemaker’s Hulu animated series, The Awesomes, has been picked up for a second season.
Hulu’s acting CEO Andy Forssell made the announcement earlier today just before Meyers posted his excitement on his Twitter page. "The Awesomes has been a runaway hit with viewers,” said Forssell. “We’re thrilled to continue to work with Seth, Mike and their creative team on another season.”
If you haven’t been able to catch the series, The Awesomes is an animated show anchored by Prock (voiced by Meyers), the heir of a superhero clan that has since dispersed after its leader gives up the business of heroics. To his surprise, Prock is able to band together a crew of not-so-super “superheroes” to reclaim the name of the once famous team.
The show, which has been a regular in the top 10 most-watched shows on Hulu, will air its two-part season finale this week and will bring back Andrew Singer as producer alongside Meyers and Shoemaker for 10 new episodes next year.
Details on the second season haven’t been announced, but seeing as though Meyers was able to wrangle up some of his SNL buddies to voice for the debut season (Taran Killam, Kenan Thompson, Bill Hader), we can expect there to be more familiar voices being lined up for Season Two.
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