The highly anticipated animated series Krapopolis will finally premiere on Fox on Sunday, September 24! The comedy series will premiere with a special two-episode preview following the NFL doubleheader on the network, and with a new teaser trailer being recently released, viewers are very excited. The TV show is produced by Fox’s Bento Box Entertainment and created and executive produced by Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon. Jordan Young serves as showrunner and executive producer for the first season, with Alex Rubens serving as showrunner for Seasons 2 and 3.
This all new comedy show will air as part of Fox’s Animation Domination block, following The Simpsons but before Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy. This comes after the series was renewed for a third season before viewers even saw a hint of a frame from Krapopolis. The series’ early renewal is a sign of confidence from Fox, suggesting that the network is expecting Krapopolis to be a hit – and with it’s unique premise and talented voice cast, it may just be.
What is ‘Krapopolis’ about?
Krapopolis is a comedy animated series which is set in a mythical version of ancient Greece and follows the day-to-day of a dysfunctional and flawed family of gods, monsters and humans that are trying their hand at running the first cities in the world, apparently “without killing each other.” The show has an extensive and talented voice cast, featuring Hannah Waddingham, Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Pam Murphy and Duncan Trussell. Alanna Ubach is also a recurring cast member, with Susan Sarandon, Will Forte, Michael Urie, Jane Lynch, Amber Stevens West, Yvette Nicole Brown and Dave Franco as guest stars.
What are the characters in Fox’s ‘Krapopolis’?
Tyrannis, the mortal son of a deity, is played by Richard Ayoade. He’s the compassionate King of Krapopolis, struggling to make ends meet in a city that lives true to its moniker. Waddingham plays Deliria, Tyrannis’ mother and the goddess of self-destruction and errors in judgment. She’s renowned as the trashy one among her large Olympian family, molded in “patricide and infidelity”. Matt Berry voices Tyrannis’ father, Shlub, a mantitaur who is part centaur ( which is a horse + human fused together) and half manticore (lion + human + scorpion basically). Deadline describes him as “oversexed and underemployed, claims to be an artist” and has practically never paid for anything in his whole life. Stupendous, Tyrannis’ half-sister and the daughter of Deliria and a cyclops, is portrayed by Murphy. Trussell plays Hippocampus, Tyrannis’ half-brother, the spawn of Shlub and a mermaid, who is in evident biological shambles.