The upcoming A24 anime series Hazbin Hotel, based on VivziePop’s indie pilot, has released the revamp of Hell’s favorite bartender.
A new character design for Hazbin Hotel reveals Hell’s favorite bartender, Husk. Hazbin Hotel is an adult anime series that started as a YouTube pilot, released on October 28, 2019. Made entirely by independent animators and funded by Patreon backers, the pilot gained a huge fan base and the episode currently has over 76 million views. Hazbin Hotel was picked up by production company A24 on August 7, 2020 and is set to be released as a full-length television series.
Hazbin Hotel follows Charlie, a demon and daughter of Lucifer, as she opens the Happy Hotel in an attempt to rehabilitate the sinners of Hell in order to quell overpopulation. After A24 took over the project, the company gradually made several changes to Hazbin Hotel original pilot, created by Vivienne Medrano (also known as VivziePop). In December 2021, reports noted that several of the pilot’s original voice actors would not be returning for the A24 series, though they all continue to support the show. Over the past few months, the overhaul of the main hazbin Characters were revealed on Twitter including Charlie, his girlfriend Vaggie, radio demon Alastor and adult film star Angel Dust.
A post on Twitter from the official Hazbin Hotel account launched the new redesign of Husk, the reluctant bartender at the Happy Hotel. Like the other redesigned characters, Husk’s new look does not change significantly from his appearance in the pilot, with the most significant changes coming from the series’ new animation style. Looking as vaguely puzzled as Husk always does, the newly released image shows him behind the hotel bar with a drink in his hand. Check the message below:
While the animation of the original Hazbin Hotel pilot was already incredibly high quality, the character redesigns for the A24 series all seem to be a bit bolder and more streamlined. With A24 known for his distinct aesthetic film style, especially in the horror genre, it’s no wonder the style changed slightly between the original pilot and the upcoming series. While A24 has got its hands on several TV series, including HBO season 2 Euphoria and AppleTV+ Mr Corman, Hazbin Hotel represents the studio’s first foray into animated television.
Since its release in 2019, Hazbin Hotel was incredibly controversial due to the outright grossness of the pilot – and, with the indie series being achieved by the well-known studio, many fans wondered how being a mainstream TV series would impact the show’s original tone. However, if character redesigns are anything to go by, it seems A24 isn’t revising the series all that much, and Medrano assured fans that “the pilot’s independent spirit lives on.” Although there is no release date for the series yet, Hazbin Hotel fans can rest assured that much more content is yet to come.
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