The MTV mothership announced its slate of in-development programming this week, and among the titles announced is one particular project that should pique the interest of comic book fans.
“The Awesomes” is described as an animated half-hour series created by “Saturday Night Live” head writer Seth Meyers and fellow SNL-er Mike Shoemaker that “follows an unassuming superhero and his cohorts as they battle evil villains, the paparazzi, and a less than desirable reputation as bumbling losers.”
The series will be produced by SNL chief Lorne Michaels’ production company, Broadway Video, with Meyers and Shoemaker serving as co-creators and co-writers ...
I'm assuming that the WGA will be repping the writers on Awesomes, since the company producing it will be Broadway Video. I have no idea who will be boarding, design work, conceptual art, etc.
If it's done out of New York, I have my doubts about the artists having any union representation. But we'll know the answer to that in the fullness of time.