You’ll all be happy to hear that FOX Entertainment has renewed Krapopolis for a second season. What’s that? You’ve never heard of Krapopolis? Well that tracks, since season 1 isn’t actually premiering until 2023. But the good news is, the animated show has a good chance of being something worthwhile. Thanks in large part to it being developed as a collaboration between FOX’s wholly owned Bento Box Entertainment and none other than Dan Harmon.
If the “opolis” didn’t clue you in, Krapopolis is about a dysfunctional family of humans, gods and monsters in ancient Greece. It also has some real quality voice talent joining the cast, including Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd), Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows), Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) and many more talented actors. For a clearer idea what that entails, here’s a blurb that explains it pretty well –
Krapopolis is an outgrowth of Harmon’s direct animation deal with FOX Entertainment. In the series, Ayoade voices “Tyrannis,” the mortal son of a goddess. He’s the benevolent 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. Within her extended Olympian family – forged in patricide and infidelity – she’s known as the trashy one. Berry is “Shlub,” Tyrannis’ father, a mantitaur (half centaur [horse + human], half manticore [lion + human + scorpion]). He is oversexed and underemployed, claims to be an artist and has literally never paid for anything, in any sense of that word, for his entire life. 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.
If that doesn’t sound wild enough, here’s a last bit of information. FOX’s Web3 media and Blockchain Creative Labs launched the Krakopolis website. Not only does it feature details about the new show, but it also serves as a dedicated marketplace that sells digital goods and NFTs. And it’s also the first animated series to be curated on a blockchain, so that’s something.
My own snark aside, Krapopolis really looks like it could be something special. Be sure and check it out on FOX in 2023. And stay tuned to The Workprint for our ongoing coverage of NYCC!