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Howard the Duck series coming from Kevin Smith and Marvel to Hulu

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Kevin Smith is making a Howard the Duck television series.

Smith, a Highlands native filmmaker, author and podcast impresario, is co-writing and executive producing Marvel's "Howard the Duck" animated series with for streaming service Hulu.

Dave Willis, co-creator and writer for the cult classic Adult Swim series "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," is Smith's co-writer and co-executive producer on the project.

The news was announced Monday during Hulu's Television Critics Association presentation.

Smith's "Howard the Duck" is part of an animated package between Marvel and Hulu that also includes "Tigra and Dazzler," co-written and executive produced by Livingston native comedian Chelsea Handler.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, there also will be "MODOK" from comedian/actor Patton Oswalt, "Hit-Monkey" and a crossover special, "The Offenders." The four series and special will be executive-produced by Marvel Television's Jeph Loeb.

Howard the Duck, a wise-cracking waterfowl, was introduced in the pages of Marvel Comics in 1973. He was the star of a 1986 live action film, and was introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe via a post-credits scene in 2014's "Guardians of the Galaxy."

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