Floyd County Productions is partnering with Marvel for a new secret product. Comicbook.com has this report on the latest on Marvel Animation.
Floyd County is an Emmy Award winning studio, who produces the majorly popular animated series Archer on FX. They’ve been producing the show since 2009, and have earned three Emmy Awards with their efforts. The studio is currently looking for personnel to work on the Marvel project. There are positions open in storyboard artistry, character designers, background artists as well as the visual effects department. The Marvel project could begin production alongside the production of the eleventh season of Archer in Atlanta.
Marvel Animation is currently ramping up the projects it is working on. There’s a What If…? series debuting in the summer of 2021, as well as five new animated series on Hulu: Howard the Duck with Kevin Smith, MODOK with Patton Oswalt, Hit-Monkey with Josh Gordon and Will Speck, Tigra & Dazzler with Chelsea Handler, and then a special series combining all five called the Offenders. This formula is similar to the Marvel Netflix live action shows. It’s unknown if Floyd County Productions is working on one of these projects, or something new. Floyd County was originally supposed to produce the animated Deadpool series with Donald Glover.
Jeph Loeb, lead of Marvel Animation expressed admiration for Archer during an interview. Consequently this lead to the collaboration with Floyd Country Productions originally.
“I’m a huge Archer fan, and Dan Buckley, who’s the president of all things other than the studio here at Marvel, and I started talking about how we have this mutual love of animation and also pushing that wall. The idea of doing something that was more adult, some of which was started with the idea of doing Deadpool animated. What we really liked was the notion of putting together a group of titles that could then be a group, as we had done with Defenders.”
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