SNL veteran Seth Meyers debuts superhero animated comedy The Awesomes
By Gabrielle Pantera
Beverly Hills, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2013/8/1 – “I saw the character and I discovered I have comic vanity,” says Hulu The Awesomes star Seth Meyers of his animated alter ego. “Like, isn’t my chin a little stronger than that?”
Mr. Awesome decides to retire and disband The Awesomes superhero league. His son Prock wants to keep The Awesomes going. The government threatens to pull their funding, and Prock and his best friend Muscleman need to find new members immediately. They pick from the bottom of the barrel. The new Awesomes are rejects with mommy and age issues. Evil nemesis Dr. Malocchio decides to change sides. Is he really changing for good or is it a trick to destroy The Awesomes from inside?
This is the first original animated series for both Hulu and Meyers. Another SNL vet, Mike Shoemaker, is also producing. Shoemaker and Meyers use many actors from the Saturday Night Live cast, including the voices of Taran Killam, Bill Hader, and Kenan Thompson, plus SNL writers Paula Pell and Emily Spivey, MADTV‘s Ike Barinholtz, Bobby Lee, and Josh Meyers, and Rashida Jones of Parks and Recreation.
Watch the trailer: