The webcomic Axe Cop has been picked up by the Fox Network for their Saturday Late Night programming. The network has ordered six 15-minute installments.
Weidenfeld, a former Adult Swim exec, had his eye on “Axe Cop” from the time he started scouting properties for Animation Domination HD earlier this year. The segs will be produced directly through Animation Domination, which is housed at the Fox network.
“It’s rare that you find something that feels both so new in its tone and content but also so fully formed,” he said. “To me it was very clear that ‘Axe Cop’ has potential to be a larger franchise.”
Axe Cop was created by Ethan Nicolle and his younger brother (who was 5 when the comic started) Malachai Nicolle.
Correction: The original post misidentified which of the brothers were the older and younger of the two. The story has been corrected and updated.