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Hazbin Hotel is an upcoming American adult animated comedy/musical series created by Vivienne Medrano, and currently remains under development.

The pilot episode, "That's Entertainment", was released on October 28, 2019 on Vivienne's official YouTube channel. It was co-written by Vivienne Medrano, Dave Capdevielle, Daniel Macdonald, and Raymond Hernandez, with music scored by Gooseworx, The Living Tombstone, and songs written by Parry Gripp.

On August 7, 2020, it was announced that Hazbin Hotel had officially been picked up by independent entertainment production company, A24, and would be "coming soon to TV".[3]

It was announced as co-written by Vivienne Medrano and Adam Neylan, with music scored by Sam Haft, with further creative collaborators to be announced.

Hazbin Hotel has a spin-off show titled Helluva Boss, co-created by Medrano and Brandon Rogers.

Plot

The series focuses on Charlie Morningstar, the Princess of Hell, and her goal to open a hotel to help rehabilitate sinners, with the aim of teaching them to be better people, have them redeemed and able to enter heaven.

Hell suffers from severe overpopulation and heavenly powers solve this problem by annually exterminating sinners.

Charlie, who has grown up in Hell, wishes to find an alternate solution to the mass slaughter, so she opens the Happy Hotel, utilizing an old family property.

There is substantial resistance to the concept by Hell's population however, as well as doubt that the concept is even possible; to solve this, Charlie and her friends must work together to keep the hotel running and prove everyone wrong.

Pilot synopsis

"Follow Charlie, the princess of Hell, as she pursues her seemingly impossible goal of rehabilitating demons to peacefully reduce overpopulation in her kingdom.

After a yearly extermination imposed by angels, she opens a hotel in hopes that patients will be "checking out" into Heaven.
While most of Hell mocks her goal, her devoted partner Vaggie, and their first guest, adult film-star Angel Dust, stick by her side.
When a powerful entity known as the "Radio Demon" reaches out to Charlie to assist in her endeavors, her crazy dream is given a chance to become a reality".

Series synopsis

"In attempt to find a non-violent alternative for reducing Hell's overpopulation, the daughter of Lucifer opens a rehabilitation hotel that offers a group of misfit demons a chance at redemption".[4]

Voice Cast

Main Cast

Major Supporting Cast

Supporting Cast

Undisclosed Cast

Pilot cast

Episodes

Gallery

Pilot

Series

Production

  • On October 28, 2019, the series' pilot was released on YouTube.
  • On August 7, 2020, it was announced that Hazbin Hotel had been picked up by independent production and entertainment company, A24. They announced the upcoming show as "Coming soon to TV", but production details, as well as a proposed release date or release platform, are yet to be revealed.[3]
  • In October 2021, an official Twitter account and an official Instagram account were opened for the show. The Twitter account inherited its username from the account originally set up by Medrano, which was moved to a separate updates account that focused on the series' production merchandise.
  • On December 22, 2021, several members of the main cast from the Hazbin Hotel pilot announced that they were not recast into the main show, with undisclosed alternative voice actors due to take up the roles. The primary motivations for these changes have not been disclosed. However, Michael Kovach mentioned on his social media that he had not been tafted (provided with a mandatory invitation) to join SAG-AFTRA by anyone involved with the production.[14]
  • On December 21, 2021, Broadway actresses Leslie Kritzer and Erica Henningsen posted to their Instagram stories about the show, confirming that they are involved with the production.
  • On December 21, 2021, the first teaser image, featuring a redesigned hotel, was released.[15]
  • On February 22, 2022, an image of the redesigned Charlie (with her new official name, "Charlie Morningstar") was released.[16]
  • On March 3, 2022, many artist alumni from both the Hazbin pilot and Helluva Boss, such as second season writer Adam Neylan, animation artist Ames Heard, background lead Amanda Heard, and clean-up artist Sam Abbriz, collectively received the okay to announce their involvement with the production of the show, in a variety of new roles.[17][18]
    • Additionally Princess Bento Studio, a Bento Box Entertainment division based in Melbourne, Australia, confirmed through its social media to be animating the series.[19]
  • On March 10, 2022, Medrano released a teaser image hinting at a redesigned Alastor.[20] An official image of the redesigned Alastor was later released on March 18, 2022.[21]
  • On April 1, 2022, Medrano released a teaser image hinting at a redesigned Angel.[22] An official image of the redesigned Angel Dust was later released on April 29, 2022.[23]
  • On May 31, 2022, an image of the redesigned Vaggie was released.[24]

Development

  • The characters of Angel, Alastor, Husk, Vaggie, Arackniss, Crymini, Niffty, Baxter, and Mimzy were originally intended for a future arc of VivziePop's webcomic, Zoophobia, titled "Angels and Demons" in 2013. The characters were eventually shifted to their own original, self-contained story and did not feature in the comic.[25][26][27]
    • VivziePop confirmed that Hazbin Hotel and Zoophobia do not share a universe, stating that their separate hell-theologies are not compatible.[28] Characters from Zoophobia do, however, make cameo appearences in the series' pilot, specifically Hatchet and Marx, and VivziePop discussed her plans to possibly repurpose more Zoophobia characters into Hazbin Hotel in the future.[29]
      • According to Vivziepop, the main difference between the Hell of Hazbin Hotel and Helluva Boss and the Hell of Zoophobia is based on the fact that the Hell of Zoophobia is focuses much more on religious figures from various mythologies (such as the Deities in Zoophobia). Compared to that of Hazbin Hotel and Helluva Boss, which is based more on the "heart" of the author.[30]
    • Although the characters that would eventually become the main cast of Hazbin Hotel had featured heavily in VivziePop's illustrations for many years, VivziePop begun her active and public development for the Hazbin Hotel pilot in late July 2017, livestreaming the designing of Angel's pilot reference sheet,[31] as well as a group poster of the finalized "demon gang".[32]
      • VivziePop admitted that she only begun to have a clearer vision for Hazbin Hotel as a fully realized show once she started serious work on the pilot and was forced to think about the world outside of it; where the characters would go, the arcs they would undertake, as well as the central-plot itself.
  • Hazbin Hotel as its own concept went through three very distinct main drafts before VivziePop arrived on its final iteration, which would be taken through to the pilot.[33] An earlier draft of Hazbin Hotel was set in the living world and featured the "demon gang" being summoned to an old mansion by a group of goth teenagers.[34][35] Another draft saw hell populated with fallen supervillians (the character of Sir Pentious being a hold-over from this draft).[36]
    • Very early on during the initial draft of Hazbin Hotel, the show took some influence from the much cruder, Drawn Together, mostly in the comedic dynamics of the characters within a large house type setting. VivziePop finds this funny to look back on, as the two shows are now very tonally disparate.[37]
    • In a mid-2019 stream she talked about then having a solid idea of most elements of the show, including how it would end.[33] In a late-2021 podcast, she talked about having the show "completely mapped out" and that it would take multiple seasons to tell the story.[38]
  • The characters from Hazbin Hotel are heavily inspired by the 'rogues gallery' from the 1992 Batman animated series, one of VivziePop's personal favorite shows.[39]
  • VivziePop explained the budget for the pilot was a combination of her own personal savings, as well as Patreon pledges, commission money, YouTube ad revenue from the clips that were uploaded during production, and donations from her sketch request/Q&A livestreams.[40]
  • VivziePop had originally planned to include certain real-world historical elements within some of the characters' backstories, but eventually removed these in favor of more generic equivalents, as she thought that it would be in poor taste to link her fantastical fiction directly with any real-world tragedy.[41] This was the reason given for why she also wanted to keep any real-world historical figures to background jokes only, a decision that had been made early on in the writers' room.[42]

Trivia

  • VivziePop discussed her plans for an episode that potentially involved a very serious A-plot contrasted against a very comedic B-plot, with the characters all trying to figure out how to remove a hornets nest from the hotel.[43]
  • According to sound designer, Kennedy Phillips, shows such as Ed, Edd n Eddy, Rocko's Modern Life and Courage the Cowardly Dog were an influence on some of the sound and foley design for the pilot.[44]
  • Post-pilot, VivziePop stated that she would like to make minor design revisions to the characters for the main show.[45]
  • Charlie may be the show's most musical character, but according to Faustisse, all five additional main characters will have their own songs in the future.[note 1]
  • VivziePop is extremely interested in creating a Christmas special episode for Hazbin Hotel.[46]

References

  1. VivziePop on writing staff for Hazbin
  2. Adam Neylan's announcement
  3. 3.0 3.1 A24 announcement
  4. Hazbin Hotel on Princess Bento
  5. Elsie Lovelock's Tweet
  6. Kovach announces re-casting
  7. Gabriel Brown re-cast for the series
  8. Marie's Tweet
  9. LaPorte's tweet
  10. Tomar's tweet
  11. Tweet of Leslie Kritzer's announcements via her Instagram Stories
  12. Tweet of Erika Henningsen's announcement via her Instagram Stories
  13. Tweet of Amir Talai's announcement via his Instagram Stories
  14. Michael Kovach's tweet
  15. Tweet by @HazbinHotel
  16. The official Hazbin Hotel Account's Tweet
  17. Tweet by Adam Neylan
  18. Tweet by Ames Heard
  19. Princess Bento Studio post from Facebook
  20. Tweet by Vivienne Medrano of Alastor's redesign preview
  21. Tweet by @HazbinHotel
  22. Tweet by Vivienne Medrano of Angel's redesign preview
  23. Tweet by @HazbinHotel
  24. Tweet by @HazbinHotel
  25. Artism Episode 59: VivziePop (4:36)
  26. Dates of the pre-Hazbin cast
  27. VivziePop's old portfolio Tumblr
  28. VIVZIE STREEM- MONDAYS AMIRITE -#3 (1:35:40)
  29. HAZBIN HOTEL Charity Sketch Request Stream Ft. Vivziepop, Cherri Bomb, and Angel Dust! (2:26:30)
  30. [1] (12:36)
  31. Angel's pilot ref sheet
  32. Poster for the pilot
  33. 33.0 33.1 VIVZIE STREEM- MONDAYS AMIRITE -#3 (1:05:00)
  34. VIVZIE STREEM- Let's Get it Started HAH -#2 (1:24:45)
  35. VIVZIE STREEM- WE'RE SIX WOOOAHH -#6 (3:07:00)
  36. VIVZIE STREEM- Let's Get it Started HAH -#2 (2:21:57)
  37. VIVZIE STREEM- WHORES THE LOOK YAM -#8 (1:11:12)
  38. VIVZIE POP | CREATIVE BLOCK #39 (1:30:49)
  39. Artism Episode 59: VivziePop (1:56:03)
  40. Artism Episode 59: VivziePop (29:10)
  41. VIVZIE STREEM- FULL HOUSE -#4
  42. VIVZIE STREEM- MAMBO No -#5 (1:30:32)
  43. Artism Episode 59: VivziePop (1:52:33)
  44. Tweet by Kennedy Phillips
  45. VIVZIE STREEM- MAMBO No -#5 (1:24:37)
  46. VIVZIE STREEM- WHORES THE LOOK YAM -#8 (2:19:35)


Notes
  1. 💖 Inking the Hazbin Hotel ALASTOR Comic💖 (archived). Recorded at 3:27:38.


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