3:34pm PT by Ryan Gajewski
Comic-Con: 'The Awesomes' Cast Reveals Season 3 Guests, Teases Musical Episode
The Awesomes will be joined by some famous friends this season, including one character whose name must be said very carefully.
The Hulu animated series' cast and creators took part in a Comic-Con panel Saturday, with co-creator and star Seth Meyers (Prock) revealing that Andy Samberg would be voicing Sea Man in the upcoming third season. As you may expect, recurring jokes in the episode revolve around the team mispronouncing the character's name in such a way as to make it sound suggestive.
"You'll be very impressed by how many terrible fish puns are in the episode," Meyers said, joking that the not-exactly-cerebral gags were "Joyce-ian."
Meyers also revealed that one episode will feature the Dames of Danger, as the team's women joining forces with the other female characters who have dropped by the show over the years. "It's a really fun, Mission: Impossible-style team of all the women we've had on the show," he said.
Other guest stars in the new season include Billy Eichner as the Gay Father; Chris Kattan as the Shoemaker, with Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryant as his Nazi granddaughters; Jack McBrayer as a Cupid-esque baddie named Villain-tine and Vanessa Bayer and Fred Armisen as Prock's parents.
Meyers said of his character's mom, "She's a psychologist who's written a lot of books about how superheroes think."
One upcoming plot in the season involves Malocchio (Bill Hader) trying his best to stay on the straight and narrow. "The fun [comes] when a onetime villain has to convince everyone that he's good now," Meyers said.
Meyers and co-creator Mike Shoemaker also announced that the show will have a musical episode this season that parodies Les Miserables. This led Ike Barinholtz (Muscleman) to joke, "Andrew Lloyd Webber is suing us for $300 million."
The panel ended with Taran Killam (Frantic) channeling his Saturday Night Live character Jebidiah Atkinson, the old-timey critic: "The Awesomes on Hulu — is this show relevant to you? It's not — next!"
The Awesomes' third season premieres Sept. 8 on Hulu.
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