K.J. Yossman Dan Harmon’s upcoming animated comedy “Krapopolis” hasn’t yet broadcast a single frame but, in an unprecedented move, Fox has already renewed the show for a further two seasons, president of scripted programming Michael Thorn revealed on Wednesday. “Krapopolis,” which features an all-star voice cast including Richard Ayoade (“The IT Crowd”), Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”) and Matt Berry (“Toast of London”) is set in Ancient Greece but, despite the olde-worlde get-up, it turns out Ancient Greece has a lot of similarities to the present day.
Ahead of previewing the show at London TV Screenings on Thursday, Thorn sat down with Variety to discuss the show and why Fox is betting on it being a runaway hit. What was the decision behind the third season renewal when you haven’t even broadcast Season 1 yet? I think the third season pick-up really speaks to our commitment to the show and frankly the quality of the series.
It’s hilarious and Dan Harmon is such a unique voice and so talented. Doing a comedy set in Ancient Greece has been a passion of his for a long time.
Animation is a huge priority for us, we have a fantastic legacy and we’re taking on the exciting challenge of continuing that legacy and it really starts with a voice like Dan Harmon.Read more on variety.com