WATCH FOX’S NEW ANIMATED COMEDY KRAPOPOLIS, DEBUTING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24,
WITH OLYMPUS-SIZED, TWO-EPISODE PREVIEW EVENT
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING FOX NFL DOUBLEHEADER
Emmy-Winner Dan Harmon’s All-New Series Joins Iconic “FOX Animation Domination” Line-Up
with Voice Talents of Hannah Waddingham, Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Pam Murphy and Duncan Trussell
Highly Anticipated Greek Comedy Marks FOX Entertainment’s
First Wholly Owned Animated Series
Krapopolis, the all-new animated comedy from Emmy Award-winner, creator and executive producer Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty, Community) will make its series debut on FOX with a special two-episode preview event on Sunday, September 24, immediately following the FOX NFL doubleheader (8:00-9:00PM ET/5:00-6:00PM PT, live to all time zones).
The iconic “FOX Animation Domination” block premieres Sunday, Oct. 1, with all-new seasons of The Simpsons (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), Krapopolis (time-period premiere 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), Bob’s Burgers (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and Family Guy (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).
Set in mythical ancient Greece, Krapopolis tells the story of a dysfunctional family of humans, gods and monsters trying to run one of the world’s first cities, while also trying their best to not kill each other in the process. The series features the voices of Emmy Award-winner Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso, Game of Thrones), Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd), Matt Berry (What We Do in The Shadows), Pam Murphy (Mapleworth Murders) and Duncan Trussell (The Midnight Gospel).
The series centers on a flawed family of humans, gods, and monsters attempting to guide humanity out of the savage wilderness and into a new lifestyle experiment they’re calling “civilization.” In the series, Ayoade voices “Tyrannis,” the mortal son of a goddess. He’s the self-involved, narcissistic King of Krapopolis trying to make do in a city that lives up to its name. Waddingham plays “Deliria,” Tyrannis’ mother, goddess of self-destruction and questionable choices. Deliria is as petty as she is powerful, and only seems interested in defending civilization if it means she’ll get more worshipers out of it than her frenemies up on Mt. Olympus. Berry is “Shlub,” Tyrannis’ father, a mantitaur (half centaur [horse + human], half manticore [lion + human + scorpion]). He’s the self-described life of the orgy. A true pleasure seeker who thinks that everyone should just chill out and, if they need him for anything, he’ll be down at the bar. Murphy voices “Stupendous,” Tyrannis’ half-sister, daughter of Deliria and a cyclops. Trussell plays “Hippocampus,” Tyrannis’ half-brother, offspring of Shlub and a mermaid, and, obviously, a hot mess, biologically speaking. Krapopolis is owned by FOX Entertainment and produced by FOX’s Bento Box Entertainment. Dan Harmon is Creator and Executive Producer. Steve Levy is Executive Producer. Jordan Young is Executive Producer and Showrunner (Season One). Alex Rubens is Executive Producer and Showrunner (Seasons Two & Three).
Krapopolis is FOX’s first wholly owned animated series. Propelled by early fan response, the series earned early renewals for a second and third season last year.
Additionally, FOX’s Web3 media and creative technology company Blockchain Creative Labs operates krapopolis.com -- an extended digital fan experience, marking network television’s first animated series to be curated on the blockchain. Krapopolis Krap Chicken Fan Passes grant exclusive access to token-gated content, show voting, scavenger hunts, games, a dedicated store, private Discord channels and access to meet-and-greets with the cast and crew.
About Dan Harmon
Writer, producer, creator and actor Dan Harmon is the Emmy-winning creator/executive producer of the comedy series Community, the creator/executive producer of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, and creator and executive producer of FOX’s Krapopolis. Rick and Morty premiered in December 2013 and quickly became a ratings hit, breaking records as the #1 comedy in key demos and garnering consecutive Emmy wins for Outstanding Animated Program. In 2018, Adult Swim renewed the series for 70 new episodes. Community, which ran for five seasons on NBC and a sixth on Yahoo, was recognized with multiple Emmy nominations, Critics Choice Awards and other accolades. In 2014, Harmon starred in the documentary Harmontown, which chronicled his live podcast tour by the same name, and in 2015 executive produced the Oscar-nominated animated feature film Anomalisa. Harmon’s projects currently in various stages of production include Strange Planet (Apple TV+), the latest season of Rick and Morty, Krapopolis (FOX), and the Community movie.
About FOX Entertainment
With a legacy spanning more than 35 years, FOX Entertainment is one of the world’s most recognizable media brands and a prolific content producer across its iconic broadcast network and both owned and third-party streaming platforms. Known for its independent, innovative spirit and provocative, groundbreaking storytelling, the company was reinvented in 2019 with the formation of FOX Entertainment. While maintaining its leadership in broadcast television (9-1-1: Lone Star, The Simpsons, Accused, The Cleaning Lady, Hell’s Kitchen, LEGO Masters), the company is actively building a portfolio of businesses and library of owned original content. To date, FOX Entertainment’s long-term growth strategy has included the acquisitions of award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers, The Great North, Krapopolis, Grimsburg), entertainment platform TMZ, and global production studio MarVista Entertainment (The Way Home), as well as the formation of the culinary and lifestyle content venture Studio Ramsay Global (Next Level Chef, Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars) in partnership with Gordon Ramsay. The company also established its in-house unscripted studio FOX Alternative Entertainment (The Masked Singer, I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune), FOX Entertainment Studios (Animal Control) to develop scripted content and worldwide content sales unit FOX Entertainment Global.