Hugh Jackman To Star In Rick & Morty Co-Creator’s New Australian Series
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Hugh Jackman is set to star in Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland's latest project Koala Man.
The animated adult comedy will follow Kevin (voice by show creator Michael Cusack), a divorced dad trapped in a tedious job at the council by day, and turns into ‘Koala Man’ at night to fight crime in the New South Wales town of Dapto, according to Variety.
Although Dapto sounds like any other Australian suburb, there are evil forces that loom over the region of Wollongong, and Koala Man will do whatever it takes to save his hometown.
I mean, this already sounds epic.
Jackman has recently joined the cast and will voice Big Greg, the most well-liked man in Dapto and head of the Town Council.
Apparently, Kevin feels extremely ‘inadequate about being a provider and a man’ because of Big Greg.
With charisma spilling out of Jackman, we know this is a role he was born to play and can’t wait to see what he has in store for us.
However, this won’t be the first time the character of Koala Man has graced the silver screen.
Back in 2018, during ABC’s Fresh Blood, a comedy anthology series which airs potential pilots for future TV shows, Kevin made his onscreen debut.
Roiland was clearly charmed by the unassuming superhero, as he ordered a whole series about Koala Man in March 2021.
Recently, while appearing at Murphy’s Multiverse at San Diego Comic-Con, the brainchild of Rick and Morty discussed his involvement with the upcoming series and how he saw it as an opportunity to showcase Cusack’s talents.
He said: “My whole thing was like ‘I just need Michael to have a show’ and so my job was to just get that show green-lit, and then to protect them from notes, and to protect them from...if there was anything that’s bumming them out, that they feel really strongly about, then they can call me and I can step in.”
However, Roiland said that Hulu ‘surprisingly’ hasn't intervened with Cusack’s creative genius too much.
He added: “But in terms of actually writing and the moment-to-moment and the writer’s room, I’m two arm-lengths away from it.
"I’m more of a fan of it.”
No official date yet, but Koala Man is set to be released next year on Hulu.
Featured Image Credit: Nancy Kaszerman / ZUMA Press Wire / Alamy Stock Photo. Hulu / ABC.
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