First announced on the 2014 Adult Swim Upfront as a pilot, there was some instant expectation about the new project from Delocated‘s Jon Glaser on Adult Swim. Its name is Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter, and it’s about a neon-clad man hunting werewolves in Garrity, Vermont. This brand new series has finished production three months ago, and now it’s ready for a premiere date and a proper announcement!
On Friday afternoon, a lot of details about Neon Joe were revealed on the Adult Swim Panel Block in New York Comic Con [that you can watch on this Twitch archive here – you won’t regret it], in where they released a hysterical kick-ass trailer for the series. It’s gonna be a five-part half-hour live-action miniseries, that will premiere on the station this December 7 at Midnight, with new chapters of the saga airing on each following weeknight. So it’s on December 7-11, a 5-day event.
Set in the pretend sleepy enclave of Garrity, Vermont (aka “B&B Town, USA!”), Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter is the story of a neon-clad man with a mysterious past and a highly specialized skill set – hunting werewolves. When a sudden plague of inexplicable werewolf fatalities strikes, the Garrity sheriff’s department finds itself in over its head and the fate of the townspeople is left up to Neon Joe. Will he catch the beast before the next full moon, or will it live another day and kill again?
For fans of big/recognizable acting names, here we go: The miniseries is created, written and starring Jon Glaser (Delocated, Girls, Parks and Recreation), and produced by the twisted geniuses of PFFR. Members of the cast include Scott Adsit, Steve Cirbus, Steve Little and Stephanie March (from Law and Order SVU) <- that’s an unmissable detail we have to mention.
So, the premise and the trailer look hysterical, and from what we heard about on the panel, it gets extremely ridiculous. I’m a fan of Delocated, which I watched way after the show ended, and this new project will be triggering without having the limits of reality shows, so it will end up being a lot weirder and surreal. And the leading role of Jon still has his recognizable douchery humor, and a new unintelligible grunt attached to it.
What are your first impressions/expectations of this brand new show? Let us know in the comments! HE-YUMP!
In related news, New York Comic Con also saw the release of a sweet promotional graphic novel of Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter made by DC Comics. A lot of copies were given away for free to the people who attended the panel and signings. The comic focuses on the origins (Joe-rigins) of Neon Joe, including why does he wear neon, and why is he hunting werewolves. If you didn’t go to Comic Con, don’t worry, free copies are coming soon to a comic book store near you.