The ‘Drawn Together’ creator has been named executive producer and showrunner of Fox’s new animated comedy about a flawed family of humans, gods, and monsters trying not to kill each other while running a mythical ancient Greek city.
Fox has just announced that writer / producer / animator Jordan Young has been named executive producer and showrunner of Emmy Award-winning Dan Harmon’s new animated comedy, Krapopolis, set to premiere in 2022. Jordan will work under Harmon’s supervision handling the series’ day-to-day activities.
Set in a mythical ancient Greece and centered on a flawed family of humans, gods, and monsters that tries to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other, Krapopolis marks the first production to come from the Rick and Morty and Community creator’s direct animation deal signed with Fox last year. The series is fully owned and financed by Fox Entertainment and is being produced by its Emmy Award-winning animation studio, Bento Box Entertainment. It is also the first series to move forward under Fox’s broadcast direct model.
Young began his career as an animator on The Simpsons before leaving to develop the Comedy Central series Drawn Together, which he went on to write for and produce. His other credits include It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Raising Hope, Son of Zorn, Life in Pieces and BoJack Horseman, where he co-wrote the critically acclaimed episode "Fish Out of Water.” Young is repped by UTA and Lev Ginsburg.
Harmon is well known for co-creating and executive producing the multiple Emmy Award-winning animated comedy, Rick and Morty. He also created and executive-produced the hit comedy series Community, which ran for six seasons, garnering multiple Emmy nominations, Critics Choice Awards and other accolades. In 2015, he executive-produced Charlie Kaufman’s Academy Award-nominated animated feature film Anomalisa.