'Rick and Morty' Co-Creator Dan Harmon Is Developing a Series Set in Ancient Greece
The animated show follows a family of humans, gods and monsters
Published Feb 09, 2021While there is assuredly more Rick and Morty to come, co-creator Dan Harmon is also readying a new original animated series set in Ancient Greece.
The series for Fox Entertainment will follow a family of humans, gods and monsters trying to run one of the world's first cities without killing each other. While a release date has not yet been revealed, voice casting is currently underway and will be announced in the coming months.
Harmon's forthcoming series is part of the direct animation deal that he signed with Fox Entertainment in 2020.
"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," Michael Thorn, president of entertainment at Fox, said in a statement. "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."
Last October, Harmon shared that a fifth season of Rick and Morty was "more on schedule than we've ever been." The show's long-awaited fourth season aired in May 2020 after being renewed for 70 episodes in 2018.