Fox has handed out a (very) early renewal of one of its upcoming animated series.
The network has a second season of Grimsburg, a comedy starring Jon Hamm as a hapless detective. The series, an in-house production of Fox Entertainment and animation studio Bento Box that the network ordered a year ago, will premiere sometime in 2023.
“Grimsburg is another clear example of our strong commitment to, and intense focus on, maintaining the high standard that any show must exceed to fall under the Animation Domination banner,” Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn said in a statement. “Of course it’s a great place to start with Jon Hamm’s talent and strength. Everything we see with Grimsburg – from the very first scripts and show bible to animations and preliminary cuts – leads us to believe we have a winner on our hands who complements our animation brand beautifully.”
Given the long production cycle for animated shows, a pre-debut refresh isn’t uncommon. Fox has taken similar steps in recent years with The Great North and Dan Harmon’s Krapopolis.
In Grimsburg, Hamm voices Marvin Flute, described as “the greatest detective to ever catch a cannibal clown or correctly identify a mid-century modern closet. There’s one mystery he still can’t crack: himself. ” To do so, he returns to the town of Grimsburg, where everyone has secrets, and seeks redemption from his fellow detectives, his ex-wife and his son.
Catlan McClelland and Matthew Schlissel created the series and are co-executive producers. Chad Gindlin (The Cleveland Show, Santa Clarita Diet) serves as showrunner and executive producer with Hamm; Gail Berman and Hend Baghdady of the Jackal Group; and Connie Tavel.
Variety first reported the update.