‘Crossing Swords’ Trailer: Nicholas Hoult Voices Hulu’s Raunchy Medieval Animated Series

Remember that animated Playmobil movie from last year? No? Don’t blame you. Well, if you took that visual style, gave it a medieval makeover and had the guys from Robot Chicken write raunchy jokes for it, that’s what Hulu’s Crossing Swords would be. Interested? Of course you are.

The 10-episode series features the voices of Nicholas Hoult, Tara Strong, Adam Ray, Tony Hale, Luke Evans, Seth Green, Alanna Ubach, Adam Pally, Yvette Nicole Brown, Maya Erskine, Breckin Meyer, and Wendi McClendon-Covey. Robot Chicken exec-producers John Harvatine IV and Tom Root created and wrote the series, so you know what kind of humor to expect. It ain’t for the kiddies.

SYNOPSIS: Patrick is a good hearted peasant who lands a coveted squire position at the royal castle however his dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when he learns his beloved kingdom is run by a hornet’s nest of horny monarchs, crooks and charlatans. Even worse, Patrick’s valor made him the black sheep in his family, and now his criminal siblings have returned to make his life hell. War, murder, full frontal nudity—who knew brightly colored peg people led such exciting lives?

Crossing Swords hits Hulu this Friday, June 12th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.