Axe Cop (TV series)
|Created by||Malachai Nicolle
|Developed by||Nick Weidenfield
|Creative director(s)||Ben Jones|
|Voices of||Nick Offerman
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Nick Weidenfeld
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Friends Night
|Original run||July 21, 2013– present|
Axe Cop is an animated series based on the webcomic of the same name. It premiered on Fox on July 21, 2013, as a part of the channel's Animation Domination HD programming block. The series will consist of 12 11-minute episodes in its first season. 
Similar to the webcomic, the series features the titular police officer Axe Cop and his partner Flute Cop as they fight various "bad guys."
- Nick Offerman as Axe Cop
- Ken Marino as Flute Cop
- Megan Mullally as Anita, Additional Female Characters
- Patton Oswalt as Sockarang
- Peter Serafinowicz as Dr. Doo Doo/Hitler
- Beck Bennett as Boy's Father
- Raymond J. Barry as Bad Santa
- Jonathan Banks as Book Cop
- Tyler, The Creator as Liborg
- Giancarlo Esposito as Army Chihuahua
- Dan Harmon as Uniman
- Dennis Haysbert as Frog
- Jared Harris as the King of England
- Rob Huebel as Gray Diamond
- Vincent Kartheiser as Bat Warthog Man
- Michael Madsen as Baby Man
- Jordan Peele as Super Axe
Season 1 (2013)
On August 1, 2013, Fox ordered 6 additional episodes, totaling the season to 12 episodes.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|1||1||"Night Mission: Stealing Friends Back"||David Stephan||Dave Jeser & Matt Silverstein||July 21, 2013||103||2.42|
|The King of Bad Guys has stolen all of Bat Warthog Man's friends and Axe Cop leads a mission to get them back....his plan involves poisoned soda and a horn that summons dinosaurs.|
|2||2||"Zombie Island... In Space"||LeSean Thomas||Dave Jeser & Matt Silverstein||July 27, 2013||106||1.5|
|Hitler kidnaps an English scientist and forces him to create an army of zombies.|
|3||3||"An American Story"||Tyree Dillihay & Chase Conley||Dave Jeser & Matt Silverstein||August 3, 2013||104||1.1|
|At a Fourth of July picnic, Axe Cop tells the story of how his ancestor Book Cop did battle with the King of England to retrieve the stolen Secret Attack Almanac.|
|4||4||"Babysitting Unibaby"||Chase Conley||Dave Jeser & Matt Silverstein||August 10, 2013||105||1.2|
|Flute Cop and his wife are on vacation in Hawaii, and Axe Cop is looking after Unibaby (whose unicorn horn possesses great magical power) while they're away. Axe Cop and Sockarang take a quick trip to a planet of magicians and find themselves having to fight off the Magic Cops.|
|5||5||"Birthday Month"||Chase Conley||Dave Jeser & Matt Silverstein||August 17, 2013||102|
|Axe Cop's birthday (which he's celebrating all month) starts off badly when he inadvertently kills some good guys. But it improves when he has the chance to kill the man who killed Axe Cop's parents....Bad Santa.|
|6||6||"The Rabbit Who Broke All the Rules"||Chase Conley||Nick Rutherford||August 24, 2013||101|
|To raise money, Axe Cop becomes a foster father for a mysterious young boy, unaware that the boy is possessed by the ghost of Axe Cop's first kill ... an unconventional rabbit.|
|7||7||"No More Bad Guys"||TBA||TBA||November 2, 2013||TBA|
|Axe Cop has killed all the bad guys on earth, meaning only one thing: he and his team of crime fighters need to find new jobs. Baby Man gets a hold of Unibaby's horn and wishes that he was a bad guy so that he can get even with Axe Cop for rejecting him at the tryouts for his group.|
|8||8||"Super Axe"||TBA||TBA||November 9, 2013||TBA|
|Axe Cop must convince his old college buddy, Super Axe, to go on one last adventure to save the world -- by traveling back in time.|
|9||9||"When Night Creatures Attack"||TBA||TBA||November 16, 2013||TBA|
|Axe Cop and Flute Cop track down the Sun Thieves before the world is torn apart by Night Creatures that are abducting babies.|
|10||10||"28 Days Before"||TBA||TBA||November 23, 2013||TBA|
|It's Thanksgiving and Axe Cop hasn't been seen since Halloween. How will his team celebrate Thanksgiving without him?|
|11||11||"Taxi Cop"||TBA||TBA||November 30, 2013||TBA|
|Young Axe Cop and Flute Cop grow up to run a taxi company, just falling short of their childhood dreams of becoming crime fighters.|
|12||12||"The Dumb List"||TBA||TBA||November 30, 2013||TBA|
|Axe Cop is forced to let a girl join the team even though he has put all girls on the "Dumb List."|
Axe Cop is a popular web comic that was created by Ethan Nicolle and his young brother Malachai (five years old at the time of its creation). In playing with Malachai, Ethan found that his brother had a vivid and disjointed imagination, and developed the comic by taking the stories that Malachai told, refining the story to some point without losing Malachai's inventiveness, and drawing the comic around it. The web comic became very popular, leading to publishing deals with Dark Horse Comics for larger comic-book-sized stories.
The development of the Axe Cop series started from a conversation that Offerman had with the ADHD producer Nick Weidenfeld some years before the program's debut. Offerman talked with Weidenfeld about the Axe Cop comic and stated that if a show was to be made from it, Offerman wanted to participate. Weidenfeld took the idea to Phil Lord and Chris Miller, also fans of the web comic, and they asked Weidenfeld to lead the project, stating that it "has to be emotional", in Weidenfeld's words. As Lord and Miller were working on 21 Jump Street at the time, they suggested Weidenfeld turn to Judah Miller for directional help. Weidenfeld and Miller arranged for a retreat along with writers Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, voice actors Ken Marino, Patton Oswalt, and Offerman, and the comic creator Ethan Nicolle, where the group discussed their favorite parts of the comic and how to translate it into a show, keeping all the moments that are "100-percent pure Malachai". As they started to write some of the show's plots, they found themselves with narrative dead ends; Ethan used these moments to contact Malachai, explain the story so far and have Malachai provide the missing narrative. Malachai also provided additional advice during the animation process for the shorts when he visited the studios, such as insisting that Zombie Island be set in space, a tangent that the writers and animators quickly agreed with for its illogical humorous value and included in the short.
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