After Rick and Morty became the culture phenomenon that it has gone on to become, we’re a bit surprised it took this long. But nevertheless, it’s been announced that Dan Harmon is at work on a new animated series, this time for Fox.
The series, which is set in Ancient Greece, “centers on a family of humans, gods and monsters that tries to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other,” according to the official release. Harmon, naturally, will serve as the creator of the series. And in addition to the show moving past the pilot stage straight to series, this is also the first show to be fully created and owned by Fox Entertainment, bypassing the traditional studio model.
“It is such a nice, full-circle business moment in a sense that it represents many of the touch points that we’ve talked about,” Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Colliery said in a statement. “We have a Fox Entertainment fully owned and financed animated show from Dan Harmon at the top of his game that Bento Box will produce, and it will be ours for the broadcast network and to stream on Tubi. The series also is the first to move forward under our broadcast direct model.”
“Leave it to Dan Harmon to turn the mythos of early Greek civilization into remarkably sharp commentary on today’s politics, celebrity and pop culture,” said 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.”
No specific date for a premiere have been given, but we definitely can’t wait to see it.