Hulu has announced that Hit-Monkey is returning for a second season, though it's dropped "Marvel" from the title. The first batch of episodes was released in November 2021, months after M.O.D.O.K. was cancelled following a single season.
Marvel Television was responsible for what was shaping up to be an entire slate of animated projects that, along with the shows mentioned above and the scrapped Howard the Duck and Tigra & Dazzler projects, was going to culminate with The Offenders.
However, when Marvel Studios took charge of everything Marvel-related, Marvel Television was disbanded and these shows were ditched, hence why they landed on Hulu. In terms of why Hit-Monkey is getting a second season, we'd guess that the episodes were all but finished and it made more financial sense to release those on the streaming platform rather than scrapping them.
While we're not banking on a Hit-Monkey season 3, it's also possible the show's success will help it find a new life on Hulu.
Regardless, 20th Television Animation is now the studio for Hit-Monkey, while co-creators Josh Gordon and Will Speck stay on as executive producers.
The series follows a Japanese snow monkey whose tribed was slaughtered, leading to him joining forces with the ghost of an American assassin who follows him on a murderous journey through the Yakuza underworld. Season 2 moves the action to New York City, with Olivia Munn, Jason Sudeikis, Ally Maki, and Fred Tatasciore all reprising their roles alongside series newcomer Leslie Jones.
Marvel Studios is in charge of any and all animated projects these days, with What If...? season 2 and X-Men '97 both expected to premiere on Disney+ later in 2023.
We don't have a confirmed release date yet, but Hit-Monkey season 2 is "coming soon" to Hulu.