It would be premature and irresponsible of me to declare FOX’s forthcoming Axe Cop cartoon a ‘perfect,’ but damn your rules, it is! We’ve known for a while now that the titular character will be voiced by the shows exec producer and master carpenter Nick Offerman, but what of the other characters? Well, maybe you should have a seat because over on the official Axe Cop blog they’ve announced the rest of the cast and it reads like the supergroup of cartoon comedy voice talent.
When the show premieres as part of FOX’s ADHD cartoon line-up Offerman will be joined by Chldren’s Hospital alums Ken Marino and Rob Huebel as Flute Cop and the Grey Diamond respectively, comedian Patton Oswalt as Sockarang and British actor/comedian Peter Serafinowicz will do multiple voices including the villainous Dr. Doo-Doo. Pretty impressive, right? Well we’re only half way through (see why I told you to sit down?) In possibly the greatest casting of a man baby of to date, Baby Man will be voiced Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill.) The cast also contains not one but two actors from Breaking Bad; Jonathan Banks (Mike) and Giancarlo Esposito (Gus) and Vincent Kartheiser from TV’s Mad Men caps it all off.
Let’s watch the recently released upfront for the show together now!
If you listen closely you can hear the gentle sobbing of an [adult swim] executive.
Apparently if you are at SDCC this year and attend either the Axe Cop panel or the ADHD one you will get to see the first episode. The rest of us will have to wait till 11pm July 27th on FOX.