Hulu has released official synopses for the first two episodes of “MODOK,” an animated series produced in partnership with Marvel Television.
Episode 01 × 01: “If This Be … MODOK” (written by Jordan Blum & Patton Oswalt; directed by Eric Towner & Alex Kramer) – Supervillain MODOK drives his evil organization, AIM, to ruin, and is forced to do so. sell to technology company GRUMBL. As the megalomaniac villain struggles to regain control of his creation, he risks losing something even more important … his family!
Episode 01 × 02: “The MODOK That Time Has Forgotten” (Written by Geoff Barbanell & Itai Grunfeld; Directed by Eric Towner & Alex Kramer) – In an effort to win back his wife, Jodie, MODOK takes him on a journey through time for a concert by the band Third Eye Blind that they missed years ago. They are attacked by a colleague from MODOK, who steals the time machine and holds them in the past.
Watch the first teasers below:
In an interview with Collider, Patton Oswalt, who voices the title character, confirmed to fans that the series will be released in 2021.
“The episodes have been written. They have been recorded. Now they are excited. And because we are attached to the idea of stop-motion, we examine each image with extreme precision. Looks like it will be released early next year, but I don’t know the exact date yet ”.
Discover the official distribution of the production:
Patton Oswalt as MODOK – After being demoted by his secret organization of evil and his family, the super-villain must reinvent himself if he is to have the chance to regain the things he once had in his life, in addition to conquering the world. MODOK discovers that superheroes are nothing compared to their new challenge: the midlife crisis.
Aimee Garcia as Jodie – Jodie is the wife of MODOK and the hand of her children, but wakes up late and decides to continue her career as a mother blogger, finding out that she is an independent woman. There is a lot to do in this world and little time to waste being carried away by negativity. And unfortunately the reason for this negativity is… MODOK
Ben Schwartz as Lou – To be honest MODOK doesn’t understand his twelve year old son Lou. He is not athletic enough to be a player; he’s not too smart to be a nerd; Lou is … well, Lou – a kid who clearly walks to the beat of his own music. The young man’s lack of ambition, friends, and hygiene are a constant concern for the super-villain, who ends up projecting his insecurities onto the overconfident son.
Melissa Fumero as Melissa – Despite her father’s “characteristics”, Seventeen-year-old Melissa has become something of a “Queen B” in her school and a star in the skate world. Every popular child wants to either go out with her or avoid her. But in the midst of such success, Melissa secretly yearns for her father’s approval.
Wendi McLendon-Covey as Monica Rappaccini – Monica is a mad and brilliant scientist from rival company MODOK. Clearly more competent and skilled than the super-villain, Monica laughs at MODOK’s sufferings until the new leadership begins to encroach on her experiences – which leads her to unite with her former nemesis.
Beck Bennet as Austin Van Der Sleet – After the MODOK organization is all but destroyed, he is forced to sell it to tech giant GRUMBL. The company, in turn, makes Austin the new boss of MODOK, and as much as he wants to disintegrate him with a snap of his fingers, the villain searches for new solutions to deal with him.
Jon Daly as Super Adaptoid – An android who has ambitions to live, feel, and create, but is actually forced to spend his days massaging the scalp of MODOK, its creator. Although he intends to turn against his “boss,” Adaptoid has a troubled friendship for the villain.
Sam Richardson – Gary is an AIM henchman who is fiercely loyal to MODOK, even though he struggles to remember his name. As the super-villain continues to be demoted within his own organization, Gary stands by his side, always offering his help and unbreakable optimism.
Read the official synopsis:
The megalomaniac MODOK has long wanted to conquer the world. But after years of twists and turns and failures against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, MODOK ended up bringing his evil organization AIM to ruin. Disengaged as his boss while facing a broken marriage and fluctuating family life, the villain now faces his biggest challenge yet: a midlife crisis.
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