September 28, 2018

DEADLINE – Hulu has given a 10-episode series order to Crossing Swords, a stop-motion animated comedy series from Robot Chicken executive producers John Harvatine IV and Tom Root. Nicholas Hoult leads the voice cast of the series, which also includes Luke Evans, Robot Chicken‘s Seth Green and Breckin Meyer, Tony Hale, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Adam Pally, Adam Ray, Tara Strong and Alanna Ubach.

Crossing Swords, which was originally ordered to pilot, hails from Robot Chickenproducer Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and will be distributed by Sony Pictures Television. It is set to premiere on Hulu in 2020.

Created by Harvatine IV and Root, Crossing Swords stars Hoult as Patrick, a goodhearted peasant who lands a coveted squire position at the royal castle. His dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when he learns his beloved kingdom is run by a hornet’s nest of horny monarchs, crooks and charlatans. Even worse, Patrick’s valor made him the black sheep in his family, and now his criminal siblings have returned to make his life hell. War, murder, full frontal nudity—who knew brightly colored peg people led such exciting lives?

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