Dan Harmon, the creator of Emmy-winning series, Rick and Morty, will be partnering with Fox to create a new animated series based on ancient Greece mythology. Development commenced back in June and a 2022 premiere date has already been set. The series follows “a flawed family of humans, gods and monsters that tries to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other.” TVLine has reported that voice casting is currently underway.
According to Fox entertainment president, Michael Thorn, in a statement, “This project is an incredibly irreverent family comedy as told by one of the town’s most inventive storytellers. We are proud to be partnered with Dan on this series, which strengthens our hold on the animation space and, as we continue to build Fox Entertainment, marks an important first step for us with our first fully owned scripted property.”
Two-time Emmy winner, Dan Harmon, also created NBC comedy, Community. His work on Rick and Morty is enough proof of what Dan Harmon can do. The show is on its fourth season, with its fifth in development, and has become a favourite amongst Netflix’s numerous shows. It is dark comedy at its finest. While we don’t have much idea of what this new show would look like, we anticipate whether it would be as comedic or lewd as Rick and Morty.