Fox has renewed Dan Harmon’s animated comedy series Krapopolis for a third season, and the series hasn’t even premiered yet.
Deadline has reported that Dan Harmon’s animated comedy series Krapopolis has been renewed for a third season. If, like me, you were wondering if you’d somehow missed the premiere of the series, worry not, because the first season of Krapopolis is still months away.
Krapopolis is set in mythical ancient Greece and “tells the story of a dysfunctional family of humans, gods and monsters that try their hand at running the world’s first cities – without trying to kill each other, that is.” Dan Harmon signed a deal with Fox to create a new animated series in July 2020, with the network giving the project an official series order the following year. Fox is obviously keen on Krapopolis as they renewed the series for a second season last October. It was expected that the show would finally launch this May, but Deadline’s report states that it has now been moved to the 2023/24 season.
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Michael Thorn, President of Scripted Programming at Fox, said, “The 2023-24 season is the perfect launching pad for this highly-anticipated and very funny animated comedy, complete with multiple seasons of epic laughs for fans. The more we see from production, the more excited we are about their creativity, story arcs, flawless execution, brilliant voice cast, and ability to pump out episode after episode of astonishing events and outrageous, unexpected hilarity.” Given how long it takes to produce animated shows, it’s not unusual for networks to hand out multiple-season renewals, but it typically doesn’t happen before audiences have even seen a single frame of the series.
Krapopolis stars Richard Ayoade as Tyrannis, the mortal son of a goddess and the benevolent King of Krapopolis who is trying to make do in a city that lives up to its name. Hannah 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. Matt 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. Pam Murphy voices Stupendous, Tyrannis’ half-sister, daughter of Deliria and a cyclops. Duncan Trussell plays Hippocampus, Tyrannis’ half-brother, offspring of Shlub and a mermaid, and, obviously, a hot mess, biologically speaking.