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Krapopolis - What We Know So Far

Dan Harmon has been absolutely killing the television industry for over two decades now. Since "Community" — Harmon's mega-successful sitcom about a group of outcast community college students — released in 2009, the writer/producer has never failed to create a successful show. "Community" was quickly followed up by "Rick and Morty," which Harmon co-created along with "Adventure Time" alumni Justin Roiland and quickly became one of the most popular animated franchises of the decade. Now, Harmon is looking to score three for three in the TV world, coming through with another new animated sitcom specially crafted for the classical academic.

"Krapopolis," an animated series soon due to debut exclusively on Fox, puts Harmon's talents to good use with a unique spin on the idea of a family sitcom. Set in ancient Greece, where myths and monsters roam free, "Krapopolis" focuses on the misadventures of a uniquely interbred family of freakish creatures, gods, and mortals. So far, the show has made a myriad of casting announcements, but is still keeping viewers in the dark in several ways, especially regarding its release date and plot. With that in mind, here is what we know so far about "Krapopolis."

When will Krapopolis be released?

"Krapopolis" first broke news in February when Fox announced the official greenlight for a new show headed by Harmon. According to Deadline, the show is set to premiere sometime in 2022. However, none of the show's creators (whether it be Fox, Harmoon, or the animation studio, Bento Box Entertainment) have given a specific release date for "Krapopolis."

Soon after the show's initial announcement, Fox revealed that "Krapopolis" will be "the first ever animated series curated entirely on the Blockchain." Essentially, "Krapopolis" marks Fox's first foray into the world of cryptocurrency and NFTs when it comes to marketing and memorabilia for the show (via The Hollywood Reporter).

As exciting as this news is for "Krapopolis" leading up to, and following, its release, it's doubtful that the company's move to an NFT-focused marketing strategy will really affect the show's release date. Even so, the way in which fans will experience that release may be fundamentally changed by the new wave of technology being put to use in the series' PR.

Who is set to be in the cast of Krapopolis?

A mythically dysfunctional family requires an equally mythical cast. Thankfully, Fox has come through with a voice acting cast worthy of legends, the largest of which just might be Hannah Waddingham, who has recently spiked in popularity for portraying Rebecca Welton in "Ted Lasso." In "Krapopolis," Welton is set to portray Deliria, the goddess of self-destruction and mother to most of her co-stars (via Variety). However, she isn't the only legendary figure to make an appearance.

Joining Welton will be Richard Ayoade as the show's primary protagonist, Tyrranis, the king of Earth's first civilization. His extended family is rounded out by the likes of his father Shlub (Matt Berry), a mantitaur (half centaur, half manticore); Hippocampus (Duncan Trussell), Tyrannis' half-brother through Shlub; and Stupendous (Pam Murphy), his half-sister through Deliria. Together, this loosely related network of jerks form a family of sorts, bound for many incredible adventures.

What is the plot of Krapopolis?

"Krapopolis" is more than just about building a family — it's also about building civilization. That being said, we're sure you can guess what a city is like when it is run by crazy, dysfunctional idiots and named "Krapopolis" (which may or may not be a play on Plato's kallipolis). Despite their misgivings, however, it seems as though this motley crew does want the best, both for each other and for their burgeoning city. Whether or not they can achieve the best is a different question entirely.

The process is especially challenging for them because each has their own character flaws. Deliria, obviously, is literally the goddess of self-destruction. Her habits, therefore, live up to her title. Meanwhile, Shlub lives up to his own title as a lazy, ineffectual artist who contributes little, if anything, that is helpful. Shlub's son, Hippocampus, isn't much better as the monstrous mixture of a mantitaur and a mermaid.

In fact, the only two people with a head on their shoulders seem to be Tyrannis, who is the most "normal" of the group and just wants to run a tight ship in his city, and Stupendous. Something tells us, however, that even they have their own faults which are sure to be exposed as these gross Greeks get going in Fox's next animated series.