Today we are excited to make a special announcement for Xbox Live community members – on July 25 (a full week before any other platform or service) we’ll be giving you an exclusive-sneak peek of one of the most anticipated new TV shows of the summer – Hulu’s original animated comedy, “The Awesomes.”
Created by Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker of Saturday Night Live fame, “The Awesomes” is a hilarious take on the desired revival of the Awesomes, self-described as “America’s oldest superhero team.”
According to our friends at Hulu:
“After Mr. Awesome announces his retirement as leader of The Awesomes, a superhero task force, his not-so-super son Prock (Seth Meyers) fills the roster with previously rejected applicants, but despite their incompetence and general lack of ability, the team must band together to battle diabolical villains, the ever-present paparazzi, and a less-than-ideal reputation as second-class superheroes.”
The sneak-peek episode of “The Awesomes” will be available ad-free on Xbox Live and the show will become widely available on Hulu and Hulu Plus on Aug. 1. An additional nine episodes will air weekly.
Seth Meyers will voice the main character and he’ll be joined by other Saturday Night Live cast and alumni vocal talent including Kenan Thompson, Bill Hader and Taran Killam.
A hilarious cast of characters were unveiled in the recent teaser trailer from Hulu, including:
- Muscle Man – described as “strong as he is stupid”
- Frantic – the “third fastest human on earth….and a redneck”
- Impresario – who can conjure up anything you can imagine, although so far he has only imagined his mother
- Gadget Gal – who looks 25, but is 85, thanks to a shot of Rejuvenation Ray
- Tim – who turns into a Sumo, who is so strong and powerful Dr. Prock worries he can’t be controlled
- Hot Wire – Dr. Prock’s love interest, or at least he’s “interested in loving her”
You won’t want to miss this cast of misfits, beginning on July 25 on Xbox Live.