Fox Picks up ‘Axe Cop’ for Saturday-Night Animation Block

Web comic adaptation “Axe Cop” will premiere next year

"Axe Cop" has locked up a TV deal.

Fox has acquired the rights to Malachai and Ethan Nicolle's web comic "Axe Cop" for its upcoming Saturday night animated block Animation Domination HD. "Axe Cop" is the first addition to the slate, which will air from 11 to 12:30 on Saturday nights beginning in 2013.

"Axe Cop," which premiered online in January 2010, follows "the adventures of an axe-wielding police officer and his loyal team of allies as they fight bad guys." With an axe.

Animation Domination HD is being led by former Adult Swim executive Nick Weidenfeld and will also air across Fox's digital platforms. Further additions to the slate are to be announced.