Fox Acquires Rights for "Axe Cop" Animated Series

Pilot being developed for late Saturday night programming block

Dark Horse-published comic series Axe Cop is illustrated by 29-year-old Ethan Nicolle, and, in a rather unique arrangement, written (or at least suggested) by his five-year-old brother Malachai. Fox has now licensed the series with plans to use it as the source for the first project in their upcoming late night animated programming block.


Former Adult Swim exec and current head of Animation Domination HD Nick Weidenfeld told Variety that he sees the initial episode order as a pilot of sorts, allowing them to figure out the heart of the show.


"It's rare that you find something that feels both so new in its tone and content but also so fully formed," he said. "To me it was very clear that Axe Cop has potential to be a larger franchise."


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