Set phasers to love us, Morty!

Dan Harmon will have some big-name stars joining his latest animated endeavor, Krapopolis. As reported by Deadline, the Community and Rick and Morty creator has added Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows) and Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd) to the show’s voice cast. In addition, Pam Murphy (Mapleworth Murders) and Duncan Tressell (The Midnight Gospel) join the fun. 

Now, the Fox comedy is set in “mythical ancient Greece.” According to the Fox press release, “Krapopolis centers on a flawed family of humans, gods and monsters that tries to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other.”

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In Krapopolis, Ayoade will lend his voice to “Tyrannis.” Tyrannis is the mortal son of a goddess and the “benevolent King of Krapopolis trying to make do in a city that lives up to its name.” 

Waddingham portrays “Deliria,” Tyrannis’ mother. She’s described as the “goddess of self-destruction and questionable choices.” Apparently, she’s known as “the trashy one” among her extended Olympian family. Mind you, the very same family that’s all about infidelity and patricide. 

Berry (who co-starred with Ayoade in The IT Crowd and Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace) will give his voice talents to “Shlub,” Tyrannis’ father. He’s known as a “mantitaur (half centaur [horse + human], half manticore [lion + human + scorpion]).” Shlub is underemployed, oversexed, and he “claims to be an artist and has literally never paid for anything, in any sense of that word, for his entire life.”

Murphy voices “Stupendous,” Tyrannis’ half-sister. She’s the daughter of Deliria and a cyclops. Lastly, Tressell will lend his voice to “Hippocampus,” Tyrannis’ half-brother, who’s the offspring of Shlub and a mermaid. He’s described as a “hot mess, biologically speaking.” 

Krapopolis will serve as the first-ever animated series curated entirely on the Blockchain. For the uninitiated, Blockchain technology is a type of database that stores cryptocurrency transaction history, among other things. Fox is unveiling its own NFT company called Blockchain Creative Labs. 

This will also mark Harmon’s return to broadcast TV. 

I’m excited to see another animated outing from the offbeat mind of Harmon, and this cast is stacked! Bring it on, I say. 

Krapopolis will debut on Fox sometime in 2022. 

Are you excited about Krapopolis? Sound off in the comments below!

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