New animated comedy by Dan Harmon to be set in ancient Greece

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Emmy-winning Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon is creating a new original animated series set in ancient Greece.

Part of a new animation deal from Fox Entertainment with Harmon, the currently untitled show will focusing on a family of humans, gods and monsters trying to run one of the world’s first cities.

“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 obtained by IndieWire.

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He continued: “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.”

Harmon’s show ‘Rick and Morty’ became an instant cult classic after it’s release in 2013. The show focuses on the wild adventures between scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty. The series has won two primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program.

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