Fox gives green light to ancient Greek adult animation from ‘Rick & Morty’ creator Dan Harmon – TBI Vision
Fox has placed a direct serial order for a new adult animated comedy from Rick and morty creator Dan Harmon.
The Command is the first series under Harmon’s broadcast network’s exclusive animation deal with Fox. As part of the deal, Fox Entertainment will fund and fully own the series, with Fox-owned studio Bento Box Entertainment providing the animation.
The series, set to debut next year, takes place in a mythical version of ancient Greece in which a family of humans, gods and monsters attempt to rule one of the world’s first cities without killing each other.
“Leave it to Dan Harmon to transform the myth of early Greek civilization into a remarkably sharp commentary on politics, celebrities and pop culture today,” commented Michael Thorn, president of entertainment for Fox Entertainment.
“This project is an incredibly irreverent family comedy told by one of the city’s most inventive storytellers. We are proud to partner with Dan on this series, which strengthens our grip on the animation space and, as we continue to build Fox Entertainment, marks an important first step for us with our first scripted property owned exclusive.
Animated comedy Harmon’s Adult Swim Rick and morty recently aired his fourth season, while previously creating a live-action comedy on NBC Community, which spanned six seasons from 2009 to 2014.