Breaking Down Dan Harmon’s Latest Animated Comedy


| LAST UPDATE 11/15/2022

By Lily Tipton
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When it comes to adult-animated comedy, no one knows better than Dan Harmon. With the legendary Rick and Morty glowing on his resume, he could create an animated series about garbage and be sure people would watch it. This year, he's debuting his latest project, Krapopolis, the show he announced in early 2022 at San Diego Comic-Con. Created as part of Dan's 2020 deal with Fox Entertainment, the show will air on Fox early next year. Unsurprisingly, Krapopolis is already making waves, even receiving a second-season renewal before the first season dropped! Interested? Here's everything we know so far...

For Krapopolis, we're heading back in time to mythical Ancient Greece. In true Harmon style, the show will be "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." Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd) will be taking on the role of King Tyrannis; the man tasked with running the Ancient Greek city. Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) will portray the King's hilarious and alcoholic mother, Deliria. The King's "mantitaur" father will be voiced by Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows). During the Comic-Con panel, Harmon teased plenty of exciting guest stars throughout the season.

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No trailer has been released yet, but a sneak peek clip of the first episode has been shared online (see below). This hilarious promo not only teases the chaotic antics to come but also the brilliant voices, so well-suited for their characters. In this teaser, we see the King running a city meeting where they discuss an approach to take down the Medusa figure, turning the city's citizens into stone.

Krapopolis is being produced by Bento Box Entertainment animation studio, executively produced by Harmon. Jordan Young will also serve as executive producer, additionally taking on the role of showrunner. As part of Fox and Beto Box Entertainment's commitment to expanding into the NFT business, the show will have its own NFTs, appropriately titled "Krap Chickens." A dedicated clip discusses all the details of how viewers can get involved. While the first series is not set to premiere until May 2023, a preview of the show will stream on Fox on November 27, 2022. Stay tuned!

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