'Community,' 'Rick and Morty' Creator To Bring New Animated Series On Ancient Greece to Fox
Are you embarking on your 70th rewatch of Community? Are you sick and tired of watching the days turn into weeks turn into years as we await the fifth season of Rick and Morty? Well, folks, the mind behind both of these TV hits, one Dan Harmon, is back, and this time, producing a brand new series for Fox Network.
A product of Harmon's 2020 animation deal with Fox, the show is set to hit airwaves in 2022 and details the lives of "a flawed family of humans, gods and monsters that tries to run one of the world's first cities without killing each other," Variety reported on Monday. Although the series is still untitled and has yet to be cast, the production details have already been determined per Harmon's contract, with Bento Box Entertainment, best known for producing Bob's Burgers, "providing the animation," with Fox set to "fully" fund and own the series.
"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," Fox's president of entertainment, Michael Thorn, said of the upcoming series, seemingly without a hint of irony. "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."
So, to paraphrase Abed in Community's fifth season finale, it seems we can expect to see the Grecian serial hit the big screen next year and "if not, it'll be because an Asteroid has destroyed all human civilization. And that's canon."