According to Variety, Hulu revealed in mid-May that it has officially canceled “M.O.D.O.K.” after only one season. Though the streaming company has not given a specific reason for kicking “M.O.D.O.K.” to the curb, this is hardly the first Marvel series that the company has halted just as it was getting started. Another Marvel comedy series, “Hit-Monkey,” originally aired on Hulu in November 2021 but has yet to receive a second season at the time of writing. Likewise, Hulu canned would-be shows “Howard the Duck” and “Tigra and Dazzler” well before they were ever released (via Deadline).
On Twitter, Oswalt was understandably disappointed that “M.O.D.O.K.” went the way of the dodo along with these other shows. “Oh well,” wrote the “Eternals” actor. “Got to work with the best writers, a dream voice cast, and @Marvel let us run amok in their toy box. Another great experience. Forward!”
Per the Variety article, Hulu’s collection of now-canceled Marvel series were eventually meant to crossover, but these plans were soon overturned by both their mutual cancellation and the death of their production company, Marvel Television. Now that Kevin Feige’s Marvel Studios has taken charge of the company’s television sector for its various Disney+ shows, shows like “M.O.D.O.K.” have subsequently been pushed aside. Hulu may not have given its specific reasoning for canceling, but the writing is still on the wall. Unfortunately, there may be no room for shows like “M.O.D.O.K.” in Marvel’s itinerary.