Watch the First Official Trailer for Fox's Axe Cop, Featuring Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman (VIDEO)

By Jen Trolio

Mar 31, 2013

This summer, Fox will launch an Adult Swim-esque "alternative animated programming block" called Animation Domination Hi-Def (ADHD, har), and featuring several new 15-minute animated series. One of those series will be Axe Cop, based on the popular web comic created in late 2009 by a five-year-old kid named Malachi and his 29-year-old brother, Ethan. As the story goes, Ethan and Malachi were playing pretend one day when Malachi invented the Axe Cop character; Ethan, a graphic artist, decided to transform his little bro's ideas into a web comic as a way of practicing the medium. And so was born an epic tale of an axe-wielding police officer whose adventures involve everything from babysitting to fighting zombies, dinosaurs, and robots.    

Here's the official logline for the show:

Operating on only two minutes of sleep a night and fueled by a diet consisting solely of birthday cake, awesome superhero AXE COP and his loyal partner, FLUTE COP, unleash their unique brand of vigilante justice on bad guys everywhere.

And here's the first official trailer, released this weekend at WonderCon:

Um, Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman is voicing Axe Cop himself? And Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks, Ken Marino, Patton Oswalt, and Megan Mullally are also involved in the project? Sign me up. 

Axe Cop premieres as part of Fox's ADHD animation block on Saturday, July 27 at 11pm. 

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  • numberonecubsfa Apr 01, 2013

    Yeah, I'm all over this

  • Silver_Sword_14 Apr 01, 2013

    Looks pretty solid considering that it came from the mind of a 5-year-old. Nick Offerman is the best choice for Axe Cop (it's probably the epic 'stache).

    I'm not sure how to react to that giant turd with the monocle.

  • dragon22a Apr 01, 2013

    I really like the look of the animation for this. Actually, the series in general reminds me a lot of that show Stripperella in animation and tone. That show was comedic while also being well done animation wise.

  • dama82 Apr 01, 2013

    This content is currently unavailable! really ? all i hear is "if you like this, download the episodes illegally on the Internets without commercials."

    also proxy.

  • andreido9 Mar 31, 2013

    This content is currently unavailable! Bleahhh

  • Taccado Mar 31, 2013

    Been reading Axe Cop since the very beginning. I still even have it bookmarked. Unbelievable that it's ended up on TV, and with that kind of a stellar voice cast. Not that the comic isn't a clever idea, but how will it translate to TV? If they stay true to the original story it might end up being a little chaotic. But if they want to make it more TV friendly by streamlining the story, then that'll go against the spirit of the comic.