A24 Reveals Character Images For Raunchy Hazbin Hotel Anime Series
There are things happening in the underworld… In 2020, entertainment company A24 picked up the adult animated series Hazbin Hotel to make a complete series. While things have been quiet for two years, the official Twitter seems to be preparing for something. The account uploaded two character images featuring the show’s heroine Charlie Morningstar and the devilishly radio-centric demon, Alastor.
Hazbin Hotel was created by animator, illustrator, comic book creator, voice actress Vivienne “VivziePop” Medrano. After earning her BFA in 2014, she worked as a freelance illustrator and webcomic artist for her original series Zoophobia. She quit comics in 2016 in order to direct her attention to Hazbin Hotel and the hiring of a production team of freelance animators, and the series was funded primarily by donations from Patreon. After more than six months of writing and more than two years of production, the pilot for Hazbin Hotel premiered in October 2019. The pilot was fully uploaded to Medrano’s Youtube account, which can be viewed below with the synopsis.
DISCLAIMER: This pilot is for an adult animated series and features strong language and adult themes.
Follow Charlie, Princess of Hell, as she pursues her seemingly impossible goal of rehabilitating demons to peacefully reduce overpopulation in her kingdom. After an annual extermination imposed by the angels, she opens a hotel in the hope that the patients will “go” to paradise. While most of Hell laughs at his goal, his devoted partner Vaggie and their first test subject, adult film star Angel Dust, stay by his side. When a powerful entity known as the “Radio Demon” reaches out to Charlie to aid him in his endeavors, his wild dream has a chance to come true.
Must dance, must sin!
From its premiere, Hazbin Hotel was an overnight success. The episode garnered viewers and has since received over 79 million views as of February 2022. The positive attention has garnered a webcomic prequel titled A day in the afterlifea fully animated music video titled Addict featuring Angel Dust; and a spin-off series titled infernal bosswhich takes place in the same universe as Hazbin Hotel but follows a completely separate cast of characters. Following its success, A24 stepped in and announced they were doing a full series in August 2020.
So far, Medrano and A24 have been pretty quiet about the state of production. The main facts we have so far are that they are trying to air the show on TV and several cast members are not coming back to reprise their roles. News of the redesign broke when several of the voice actors said on Twitter that they were going down, one in particular being Michael Kovach as fan-favorite Angel Dust. Although the reasons for the redesign are unclear, the popular theory is that A24 wanted to hire union actors.
As the news drove fans of the pilot apart, the teaser images seemed to have once again brought positive attention to everyone’s favorite princess from hell. The footage proves the show will stay true to the Medrano pilot’s distinctive angular visual style. Hopefully fans won’t have to wait much longer to see their favorite residents of hell in their new home!
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