Fox has greenlit an animated comedy set in mythical ancient Greece from Dan Harmon (“Rick and Morty,” “Community”) to premiere in 2022. The logline: 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, the series is an outgrowth of the direct animation deal Harmon and Fox Entertainment unveiled last year.
Wholly owned and financed by Fox Entertainment and to be produced by Fox’s animation studio, Bento Box Entertainment, the untiled project is also is the first series to move forward under FOX’s broadcast direct model.
Dan Harmon is the creator and executive producer of the long-running comedy series “Community,” and the co-creator and executive producer of animated “Rick & Morty,” which won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program in 2018 and 2020. In 2015, Harmon executive-produced the Academy Award-nominated animated feature film “Anomalisa.”
Voice casting for the program is currently underway and will be announced in the coming months.