WonderCon Video: Fox’s ‘Axe Cop’

Fox today released a trailer for Axe Cop, one of the quarter-hour series that will launch Fox’s late-night alternative animated programming block Animation Domination High-Def, which premieres Saturday, July 27. It is based on the Axe Cop web comic, created by then five-year-old Malachai Nicolle, who did the writing, and his 29-year-old brother, Ethan, who drew it. It chronicles the adventures of an axe-wielding police officer and his loyal team of allies as they fight bad guys. The first five installments of Axe Cop were put online on January 25, 2010 and went viral in a matter of days, spawning a graphic novel by Dark Horse Books. Axe Cop was developed for television by Fox’s animation unit head Nick Weidenfeld and Judah Miller. Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser serve as executive producers/showrunners. The series ensemble cast includes Megan Mullally, Patton Oswalt, Ken Marino and Peter Serafinowicz.

Comments (9)

  • Hey, that looks pretty good.

    Comment by zimbobway — Saturday March 30, 2013 @ 11:06pm PDT  
  • The comic has been great since jump. Really happy for these two.

    Comment by kip Chelly — Sunday March 31, 2013 @ 12:31am PDT  
  • ‘Not surprised that someone Finally picked up the Adult Swim market.It may be the ultimate “Late Night War”….

    Comment by Jeff Stoops — Sunday March 31, 2013 @ 4:04am PDT  
  • Yep. That’s going to be awesome.

    Comment by jdog — Sunday March 31, 2013 @ 7:43am PDT  
  • …and these people wonder why they haven’t been able to find a replacement show for the Simpsons…

    Comment by Dr Know — Sunday March 31, 2013 @ 11:32am PDT  
  • They seriously think this show is going to work on Saturday latenights? They need to stop depending way too much on the animation and come up with something better than this.

    Comment by Jed — Sunday March 31, 2013 @ 2:20pm PDT  
  • Corny and not funny. Wow.

    Comment by Sareeta — Sunday March 31, 2013 @ 5:15pm PDT  
  • Fox is ruining this show. I heard they got rid of the original creators (why why why) & hired journeymen show runners. Don’t get it.

    Comment by Terry — Sunday March 31, 2013 @ 7:54pm PDT  
  • OK, a concept from a frickin’ 5-year-old makes it to series while people have been slogging away for 20 years and bupkis. If you wonder why so many bitter comments on Deadline, here it is in a nutshell.

    Comment by fluffo — Monday April 1, 2013 @ 8:34am PDT  
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