Fox has ordered a new animated comedy series set in mythical ancient Greece from Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon. The endeavor marks Harmon’s first project since inking an animation deal with the network. While the animated series remains untitled at this time, we do know that it is “centered on a flawed family of humans, gods, and monsters that tries to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other.”
Fox has yet to announce members of the voice cast but has plans to share any updates in the coming months. As it happens, Harmon’s animation project set in Ancient Greece stands as the first series to be fully owned and financed by Fox Entertainment and produced by Fox’s Emmy Award-winning animation studio, Bento Box Entertainment. It’s also the first show to receive a series order courtesy of Fox’s broadcast direct model.
“Leave it to Dan Harmon to turn the mythos of early Greek civilization into a remarkably sharp commentary on today’s politics, celebrity and pop culture,” said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment at Fox Entertainment. “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.”
Are you prepared to travel to Ancient Greece with Dan Harmon and company? How debaucherous and debased do you think Harmon’s pantheon of gods will be for the new show? Who do you think should be added to the cast? Let’s hear some of your suggestions in the comments section below.