Fox to double down on plans to further expand roster of animated originals with early renewal for next series Grimsburg. Deadline reports that the network has officially renewed Grimsburg for season 2 months before the show premieres in 2023. The series, featuring Jon Hamm voicing the title character, was first announced in October 2021.
“I’m very excited to be involved in the Fox animation universe,” Hamm said at the time. “A universe that I have been actively observing since the early 90s. The opportunity to have the chance to lead a project like Grimsburg to life that is so special and unique, and working with its incredibly imaginative and hilarious creators is something I can’t wait to get started with. »
Fox Entertainment President of Entertainment Michael Thorn added, “As we continue to expand our animation brand beyond family comedies, GrimsburgThe wildly funny, bizarre and inventive take on the crime genre makes it the perfect next-gen Fox comedy. And with Jon Hamm front and center as Marvin Flute, the deeply troubled detective with wildly eclectic tastes and opinions, we think this could finally be Hamm’s breakout role as the leading man. »
More recently, Thorn announced the show’s early renewal during a Mipcom panel. The show was created by Catlan McClelland and co-written by Matthew Schlissel, while Hamm executive produces with Jackal’s Gail Berman and Hend Baghdady, Donnie Tavel and showrunner Ghadd Gindin. You can read the provided description of the series below.
The series follows Marvin Flute (Hamm), who might be the greatest detective to catch a cannibalistic clown or correctly identify a mid-century modern cabinet. But there’s one mystery he still can’t figure out: his family. Now that he’s back in Grimsburg, a town where everyone has a secret or three, Flute will follow every lead he has to make amends with the ex-wife he never stopped dating. love, even if it means hanging out with the son he never bothered to meet.
Fox builds its animation slate
Recently, Fox also gave an early renewal to another animated show that won’t debut until 2023. Krapopolis, created by Dan Harmon, is an animated series set in ancient Greece that imagines gods having more of a sitcom-style life. A preview of the series will arrive in November, and while it won’t premiere until 2023, it has also been renewed for season 2.
Meanwhile, Fox turned down other animated shows to invest more in original programming. It was also revealed that a planned relaunch of king of the hill will not advance to Fox as the network does not hold majority rights. Time will tell how audiences ultimately react to these new shows and whether the investment in new series like Krapopolis et Grimsburg will be the right direction to take. You never know which series will become next The simpsons.