Dan Harmon’s ‘Krapopolis’ Scores Season 2 Ahead of Series Premiere at Fox
Dan Harmon’s “Krapopolis” has scored a Season 2 order from Fox Entertainment before it’s even debuted its first season. The “Community” and “Ricky & Morty” vet’s latest animated series will premiere in 2023.
Set in ancient Greece, “Krapopolis” follows a dysfunctional family of humans, gods and monsters as they try to govern the world’s first cities to varying degrees of success. The comedy series features voiceover performances from Emmy Award winner Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”), Richard Ayoade (“The IT Crowd”), Matt Berry (“What We Do in The Shadows”), Pam Murphy (“Mapleworth Murders”) and Duncan Trussell (“The Midnight Gospel”). It comes as part of Harmon’s direct animation deal with Fox Entertainment.
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“As you can imagine, anything Dan Harmon does is unflinchingly irreverent and filled with his signature, bold characters; and these early episodes of ‘Krapopolis’ far surpass even our highest expectations,” Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn said in a statement. “While we continue to evolve Fox’s animation brand, it’s a true delight watching Dan and his team work their magic on ‘Krapopolis.’ But it’s an even bigger thrill to be so confident in this special project to be able to reward it with an early renewal.”
Per a logline for the series: “Ayoade voices ‘Tyrannis,’ the mortal son of a goddess. He’s the benevolent King of Krapopolis trying to make do in a city that lives up to its name. Waddingham plays ‘Deliria,’ Tyrannis’ mother, goddess of self-destruction and questionable choices. Within her extended Olympian family – forged in patricide and infidelity – she’s known as the trashy one. Berry is ‘Shlub,’ Tyrannis’ father, a mantitaur (half centaur [horse + human], half manticore [lion + human + scorpion]). He is oversexed and underemployed, claims to be an artist and has literally never paid for anything, in any sense of that word, for his entire life. Murphy voices ‘Stupendous,’ Tyrannis’ half-sister, daughter of Deliria and a cyclops. Trussell plays ‘Hippocampus,’ Tyrannis’ half-brother, offspring of Shlub and a mermaid, and, obviously, a hot mess, biologically speaking.”
As you can imagine, mythical shenanigans will abound.
“Krapopolis” is produced by Fox Entertainment’s Emmy-winning animation studio, Bento Box Entertainment. The program is fully owned by Fox Entertainment and will be introduced to international program buyers at Mipcom Cannes later this month.
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