HULU GREENLIGHTS STAR-STUDDED ANIMATED COMEDY "CROSSING SWORDS" FROM STOOPID BUDDY STOODIOS
SANTA MONICA, CA. (September 27, 2018) - Hulu has greenlit a 10-episode order of Crossing Swords, a new animated comedy series from the Emmy Award winning Robot Chicken executive producers John Harvatine IV and Tom Root. The series from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is set to premiere as part of the Hulu Originals slate in 2020.
Crossing Swords will star Nicholas Hoult as Patrick, a goodhearted peasant who lands a coveted squire position at the royal castle. His dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when he learns his beloved kingdom is run by a hornet's nest of horny monarchs, crooks and charlatans. Even worse, Patrick's valor made him the black sheep in his family, and now his criminal siblings have returned to make his life hell. War, murder, full frontal nudity - who knew brightly colored peg people led such exciting lives?
In addition to Hoult, the all-star lineup of voice actors includes Luke Evans, Seth Green, Tony Hale, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Breckin Meyer, Adam Pally, Adam Ray, Tara Strong and Alanna Ubach.
Crossing Swords will stream alongside full libraries of Robot Chicken and the series order falls on the heels of Hulu's recently-announced pick-up of Solar Opposites, a new animated comedy from Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland. Both originals join Hulu's unmatched offering of animated programming for adults, including Rick and Morty, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, and South Park.
Crossing Swords hails from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and will be distributed by Sony Pictures Television and is co-created by Harvatine IV and Root, who will also serve as executive producers alongside Green, Matthew Senreich and Eric Towner.
As Hulu continues to expand its offering of premium original programming, Crossing Swords will debut alongside upcoming series including dramas Catch-22, Looking For Alaska, Little Fires Everywhere, Veronica Mars and The Act, as well as upcoming comedies Four Weddings and a Funeral and Ramy.
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About Stoopid Buddy Stoodios:
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is an artist-friendly collective that houses some of the finest talent in all of animation, showcasing a knack for creating unique visuals and telling character driven stories with an uncanny sensibility. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is home to the longest running stop-motion show on television, the Emmy Award-winning Robot Chicken, as well as Sony Crackle's Emmy Award-nominated SuperMansion with Bryan Cranston, Buddy Thunderstruck for Netflix, and Hot Streets for Adult Swim. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is currently producing original pilots for Cartoon Network and FreeForm, as well as an animated version of Adam Ruins Everything for TruTV. The company's multiple-building campus and state-of-the-art facility located in Burbank, CA, makes it one of the largest studios specializing in 2D, puppetry, stop-motion and CG animation in California. The company's work covers the animation gamut, ranging from charming hand-crafted animation all the way to high-end feature quality animation.