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Rick and Morty's Dan Harmon developing animated comedy series set in ancient mythical Greece

By Christian Imperio Published Feb 08, 2021 10:58 pm

Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon is working on a new animated comedy series for FOX Entertainment.

Set in mythical ancient Greece, FOX said that Harmon's upcoming project will focus 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 broadcast network said that voice casting for the still untitled series is currently underway and will be announced in the coming months. FOX's Bento Box Entertainment will produce the series, which is slated to premiere sometime in 2022.

“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 Entertainment president Michael Thorn said. “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.”

Harmon co-created and executive produced Adult Swim's Rick and Morty with Justin Roiland. The animated series, which won Emmys for Outstanding Animated Program in 2018 and 2020, has aired four seasons so far. He's also the man behind the beloved NBC comedy series Community, which received several Emmy Award nominations and Critics Choice Awards. In 2015, Harmon executive-produced the animated feature film Anomalisa.

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