Just like Lego, Hulu recognises awesome and rewards it, as they announce Seth Meyers’ animated comedy superhero creation The Awesomes will be renewed for a third season exclusive to the streaming platform.
Currently airing a 10-episode second season every Monday until 6 October, the format is to return for another run, likely to start airing in early August as before with another 10-episode selection released weekly on Hulu.
Beatrice Springborn, Hulu’s ‘head of original series’, stated: “When we first premiered season one of The Awesomes two years ago, we knew it was going to be a big success for Hulu. With a growing fan base from season to season and a cast featuring some of the funniest people on television, it was a natural decision for us to renew the show for a third season.”
Following the story of ‘the greatest superhero team in history’ after the departure of their best members, the series has had plenty of success through being one of Hulu’s few original series, with headlining voice cast members such as Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Bobby Lee, Bobby Moynihan, Kenan Thompson, Maya Rudolph, Will Forte, and Meyers himself.
Co-created by Mike Shoemaker (not to be confused with any former German racing drivers), with co-production from Hulu, Broadway Video (Saturday Night Live, Late Night With Seth Meyers), and animators Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers), The Awesomes has plenty of structure behind it to carry on for a few seasons yet, but how will they fare starting at the end of this week, when an anthropomorphic horse on Netflix enters the online-exclusive animation industry?