Seth Meyers Gets Animated During Hulu’s Upfronts

Seth Meyers unveils 'The Awesomes' for Hulu (Getty Images)

As an increasing segment of the population cancel their cable subscription and subsist on a diet of television and films streamed through their laptops, Internet video sites like Hulu and Netflix have hastily bid on a slew of original series in the hopes that one day soon, nobody will use their televisions unless Roku is involved.

While Netflix is funding series that appeal to a cult fan base–a new season of Arrested Development, House of Cards, Lilyhammer (already renewed for a second season), and Hemlock Grove— Hulu’s recent acquisitions point to a wide-net marketing strategy:  accessible shows for an audience of TV viewers who want more of the same.

Today, during Hulu’s upfronts, viewers got a brief glimpse of The Awesomes,  an animated series by Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers.

The Awesomes will be joining Hulu’s stockpile of original content, including Morgan Spurlock‘s A Day in the Life, Battleground, Don’t Quit Your Daydream (a singing contest program), Flow (documentary series about parkour), and We Got Next (scripted comedy about pick-up basketball).

The Awesomes will be loosely based on Mr. Meyers’ experience backstage at SNL, where he is head writer…except everyone will be superheroes.  Let the 30 Rock comparisons begin!

Seth Meyers Gets Animated During Hulu’s Upfronts