Fox has released a trailer for a quarter- hour series to launch its late- night alternative animated programming block Animation Domination High- Def.
“Axe Cop” is based on the web comic by the same name, which was created by then- five- year- old Malachai Nicolle, who wrote it, and his 29- year- old brother Ethan drew it. “Axe Cop” chronicles the adventures of an axe- handling police officer, and his coalition of the willing as they battle the bad guys.
The programming block premieres Saturday, July 27.
The first five installments of the web comic went online January 25, 2010, and went viral in a few days. A graphic novel by Dark Horse Books was then spawned.
Fox’s animation unit head Nick Weidenfeld and Judah Miller developed “Axe Cop” for television.
Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser are exec producers/ showrunners.
Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”), Patton Oswalt (“Bored to Death”), Ken Marino (“The State”) and Peter Serafinowicz (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Couples Retreat”) are members of the ensemble cast.
“High School USA!” and an untitled Lucas Brothers project will run alongside it in the ADHD (get it?) programming block.