Tom Lintern‘s Mullet Cop is on its way to becoming an animated series.
Scout Comics announced Tuesday it has partnered with writer James Butler (Animaniacs) to develop the comic into a series with Kevin Biggins (Family Guy) as showrunner and Adriel Garcia (Unikitty) as director. The post-apocalyptic comedy title tells the tale of a mall cop who, following a near-death experience, “goes undercover as a manager at an all-you-can-eat buffet. With the help of his coworkers and a supercomputer/microwave called M.I.T.T. (Mall Industries Two Thousand), he takes on crime boss Robogrannie and her gang of thugs.”
“Tom’s comic is original, funny and totally irreverent,” Butler said in a statement. “It’s filled with nostalgia while also being topical in its portrayal of an insatiable capitalistic society. But what’s really important is that the main character is an undercover cop who has a wicked mullet, fights robot-grandmas, and gets his mission information from a super-computer microwave.”
Lintern added, “It’s quite a transition to go from working solo on this story to collaborating with such an amazing group. This team is going to make something absolutely hilarious.”
As with all newly announced projects, it is unclear how quickly Mullet Cop will air.