Marvel’s sword-wielding simian will continue his mission of vengeance on Hulu, which has ordered a second season of Hit-Monkey. Based on the comics created by Daniel Way and Dalibor Talajić, the first 10-episode season debuted in November 2021 to good reviews thanks to its action-packed animation, capable voice cast and faithfulness to the source material. (The show rates at 84% on Rotten Tomatoes with an 88% Audience Score.)
Co-created by Josh Gordon and Will Speck (Blades of Glory, Office Christmas Party), who also executive produced the show with two-time Emmy nominee and Inkpot-winning comics artist/writer Joe Quesada (Rocket & Groot, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot, M.O.D.O.K.), the series centers on a Japanese snow monkey who teams up with the ghost of an American assassin to avenge his slaughtered tribe by killing their way through the Yakuza underworld.
Season 2 will bring our monkey antihero (vocalized by Fred Tatasciore) and Bryce (Jason Sudeikis) to New York City. Also returning to voice S2 are Olivia Munn as Akiko, the smart and ambitious niece of the future prime minister of Japan, and Ally Maki as Haruka, an honest cop from a small town. Leslie Jones will join the cast as a to-be-announced character.
Hit-Monkey is produced by 20th Television Animation for Hulu. The show’s 2D animation was handled by Archer studio Floyd County for S1.
Read more about Hit-Monkey Season 1 in Animation Magazine‘s feature story here.