Krapopolis
Genre
Created byDan Harmon
Starring
ComposerJoe Wong[1]
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12
Production
Executive producers
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkFox
ReleaseSeptember 24, 2023 (2023-09-24) –
present (present)

Krapopolis is an American animated sitcom created by Dan Harmon for the Fox Broadcasting Company. In October 2022, ahead of its premiere, the series was renewed for a second season.[2] In March 2023, it was renewed for a third season ahead of the first season premiere.[3] The series premiered on September 24, 2023, on the Animation Domination programming block.[4]

Premise

Set in mythical Ancient Greece, the series 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.[5]

Voice cast

The main characters of Krapopolis (From left to right) Shlub, Deliria, Hippocampus, Tyrannis, And Stupendous

Main

Recurring

Guest voices

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [6]Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
Rating
(18-49)
1"All Hail the Goddess of Likability!"Jake HollanderDan HarmonSeptember 24, 2023 (2023-09-24)1BBDH013.82[7]1.2[7]
Tyrannis oversees his city and is confronted by the barbaric and cannibalistic Killassians living nearby. His mother Deliria and father Shlub visit and Deliria is obsessed with people building a temple to her. Hippocampus develops a bomb and he and Stupendous attempt to give it to the Killassians in a Trojan horse. After Deliria is told by Hermes that Athena wants to talk to her and plans to get her back on Mount Olympus, Athena arrives to fight Deliria due to the Killassians worshiping Athena, but is defeated by the Trojan horse bomb.
Cast : Dee Bradley Baker, Keith David as Asskill, Matt Gourley, David Pressman as Steve and Citizen #1, Michael Urie as Hermes, Kari Wahlgren, Amber Stevens West as Athena
2"The Stuperbowl"Otis BrayboyBecky Mann & Audra SielaffSeptember 24, 2023 (2023-09-24)1BBDH031.90[7]0.6[7]
Tyannis starts the first series of games which is attended by Asskill and other kings. Stupendous is among those competing the games and ends up turning the games into a competition. Meanwhile, Shlub takes Hippocampus onto the streets as an alternative to his experiments and they find that someone has been murdered as Hippocampus plans to do an autopsy to find the murderer. At the same time, Deliria works to serve some wine as Hermes informs her that Aphrodite disguised as a falcon and Poseidon's nephew Broseidon are in attendance.
Cast : Eric Bauza, Keith David as Asskill, Dave Franco as Broseidon, Brandon Johnson, Tessa Bonham Jones as Narrator, Maurice LaMarche as Papatonis, Joel McHale as Sportscaster #1, David Pressman as Blacksmith and Runner, Rob Riggle as Sportscaster #2, Michael Urie as Hermes
3"Wife Swamp"Dominic PolcinoDan Harmon & Jordan YoungOctober 1, 2023 (2023-10-01)1BBDH021.70[8]0.5[8]
Tyrannis returns from his quest on rescuing with a sea nymph named Herophile who has become his girlfriend after he saved her from a Kraken. His family learns that Herophile is the daughter of Poseidon. It is soon revealed that Deliria bribed the Kraken to take a dive. Because the Kraken didn't received the payment he was owed, he will not leave the coasts of Krapopolis. Because of what happened, Tyrannis and Herophile head to a location called "The Swamp" that the gods won't go until Tyrannis encounters Herophile's centaur ex-boyfriend Carrots who is hiding from Poseidon. When Poseidon finds them, he makes Tyrannis and Carrots fight for Herophile's hand in marriage. Meanwhile, Shlub, Stupendous, and Hippocampus deal with a pack of wolves who are one of man's enemies. Hippocampus disguises Stupendous as a wolf with wolf urine to complete the scent in order to get close to the wolves. When that attempt fails, Stupendous finds a new way to befriend wolves.
Cast : Eric Bauza, Yvette Nicole Brown as Herophile, Daveed Diggs as Carrots, Matt Gourley as Bard and Kraken, David Koechner as Poseidon, David Pressman as Fisherman and Sculptor, Fred Tatasciore
4"Prometheus"Patrick KochakjiTom ScharplingOctober 8, 2023 (2023-10-08)1BBDH040.84[9]0.3[9]
Tyrannis and Hippocampus free Prometheus from his punishment that Zeus put him in as he is revealed to have a history with Deliria. Though it is revealed that Prometheus has plans to get payback on Zeus for his eternal punishment. Meanwhile, Shlub takes Stupendous to Cyclopia to find the Cyclops that Deliria previously mated with to give birth to Stupendous. She finds her father Donny as Shlub learns the hard way to stay out of certain things.
Cast : Steve Agee, Eric Bauza, John DiMaggio as Donny and Traveler, Tim Robinson as Heracles, Ben Stiller as Prometheus
5"12 Angry Goat Herders"Jake Hollander
Blake Lemons
Emma FletcherOctober 22, 2023 (2023-10-22)1BBDH050.70[10]0.2[10]
When Shlub is accused of eating the goats of the goat farmers, Tyrannis invents the court system, with Shlub represented by Tyrannis and the goat farmers represented by Brenda the Sphinx. Meanwhile, Hippocampus is snubbed by Deliria who won't let him call her mom and makes a sprinkler system for the Killassians where he takes up the alias of a god. Deliria hears about it from Hermes and competes with him.
Cast : Carlos Alazraqui, Keith David as Asskill, Phil LaMarr, Jane Lynch as Brenda the Sphinx, David Pressman as Davros and Servant, Cree Summer, Michael Urie as Hermes
6"Woods-stock"Otis BrayboySiobhan ThompsonOctober 29, 2023 (2023-10-29)1BBDH070.82[11]0.2[11]
While at a party in the forest, Tyrannis meets a wood nymph named Daphne who is conspiring to protect the forests by ridding the world of humans. Tyrannis' hard partying after getting kissed by Daphne attracts the attention of Dionysus: the God of Wine and Parties who intensifies the party and makes things worse for Daphne, who is forced to team up with Stupendous and Hippocampus to get Tyrannis to end the party. Meanwhile, Deliria and Shlub meet Hegemone: Goddess of Plants Blooming and Bearing Fruit and her Mantitaur Paizo.
Cast : Stephanie Beatriz as Daphne, Kimberly Brooks, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Spencer Grammer, Tom Kenny, David Pressman as Beans Centaur and Unicorn, Jim Rash as Dionysus, Isaac Robinson-Smith, Kari Wahlgren, Amber Stevens West, Constance Zimmer
7"Please Demeter"Dominic PolcinoAbbey CaldwellNovember 5, 2023 (2023-11-05)1BBDH061.98[12]0.6[12]
While dealing with a grain blight, Tyrannis is told by Deliria that Demeter handles agriculture, but Deliria won't ask her for help as she once stole Demeter's earrings. He ends up praying to Demeter himself and winds up getting a date with her. Meanwhile, Stupendous learns that her friend Prack the Unstoppable has died from a bee sting. She enlists Hippocampus to get her into the Greek underworld so she can give Prack one last battle.
Cast : Kimberly Brooks, Holmes, Laura Jackman, Brandon Johnson, Maurice LaMarche as Centaur, Susan Sarandon as Demeter, Michael Urie, Kari Wahlgren
8"Big Man on Hippocampus"Dominic PolcinoRob SchrabNovember 12, 2023 (2023-11-12)1BBDH093.20[13]0.9[13]
Tyrannis takes Hippocampus to a tech convention called VolCon to meet other inventors which also includes a panel that Hephaestus is hosting. Hephaestus soon befriends Hippocampus when he mentions that he picked the lock that was previously used on Prometheus. After Tyrannis meets King Minos who trash-talks Daedalus, he decides to find a replacement for Hippocampus. Meanwhile, Deliria and Shlub have the temple to themselves until Stupendous returns with her petrified friend Felix after a disastrous fight with a Gorgon. To prevent her daughter from asking Athena for help, Deliria tries to unpetrify Felix with disastrous results.
Cast : Malcolm Barrett, Garrick Bernard, Steve Buscemi as Hephaestus, John DiMaggio, Chris Hardwick as himself, David Pressman as Inventor Fish, Jonathan Slavin, Kari Wahlgren
9"Dungeons and Deliria"Patrick KochakjiDiana TayNovember 19, 2023 (2023-11-19)1BBDH080.76[14]0.2[14]
A civilian has invented pants which the other civilians mock. Shlub enlists Tyrannis to help resolve the situation with the bar and the civilians. Meanwhile, Hippocampus hunts a rampaging Monstadon where he encounters Daphne and they get stuck underground. Now they must work to get out of the cavern and slay the Monstadon. At the same time, Stupendous joins her friends in a quest to the peaks of Oligyrtos to retrieve the Helmet of Iapetus and she ends up followed by Deliria, disguised as a woman named Susan who claims to be Stupendous’ friend. She wins over Stupendous' party and soon runs afoul of Iapetus when the party members unknowingly free him from his imprisonment.
Cast : Eric Bauza, Stephanie Beatriz as Daphne, David Cross as Mage, Will Forte as Campos, Bobby Moynihan, Kevin Michael Richardson as Iapetus and Bartender, Fred Tatasciore, Michael Urie as Hermes
10"Ty's Tail Tale"Otis BrayboyJordan YoungDecember 3, 2023 (2023-12-03)1BBDH124.07[15]1.2[15]
Displeased that the Killassians are stealing the town's cattle, Tyrannis takes a break and accompanies Shlub to the funeral of Shlub's father, where they meet the witch Belinda. In addition to being Shlub's ex, Belinda also cursed Tyrannis as an unborn child. When Belinda undoes the curse, Tyrannis starts growing a scorpion tail which, which he uses to intimidate Asskill and his own citizenry. Meanwhile, Stupendous and Hippocampus tend to the Pegasus in Deliria's possession, against her instructions, and they discover a disturbing connection between Pegasi and Unicorns.
Cast : James Adomian, Eric Bauza, Garrick Bernard, Keith David as Asskill, Lydia Fox, Kevin Michael Richardson, Alanna Ubach
11"Tyrdra"Blake LemonsJax BallDecember 17, 2023 (2023-12-17)1BBDH103.05[16]0.8[16]
Stupendous comes across a cave and orders whatever monster to vacate it as it is in range of Krapopolis. She finds that a Hydra named Camille is inside it and it leaves in another direction since there is more cities beneath. Stupendous then stops her from committing suicide when Camille doesn't want to fight any more warriors. The rest of Stupendous' family find that Stupendous had brought Camille home as Tyrannis allows Stupendous to keep it while stating that it's not cleaning up after her. After Camille is seen by the town crier, Tyrannis and Stupendous help to spread messages around as they chop off more heads to produce more heads. Soon, Shlub uses Camille to send anonymous messages which soon plunges Krapopolis into chaos.
Cast : James Adomian, Eric Bauza, Stephanie Beatriz as Daphne, D'Arcy Carden as Camille, Grey DeLisle, Matt Gourley, Tessa Bonham Jones as Narrator, David Pressman, Yong Yea
12"Buy Low, Sell Ty"Patrick KochakjiTom ScharplingJanuary 7, 2024 (2024-01-07)1BBDH11TBDTBA
As Tyrannis works to improve Krapopolis, he encounters a man from Athens named Gregorios who has invented vacation and money. Hippocampus invents Krapopolis' first coin so that the people of Krapopolis won't use chicken and goats to get what they want. This impresses the civilians enough that they go along with the idea of using coins. When chickens start to cost more, Tyrannis and Hippocampus head to Athens to see if they can ask for advice from Gregorios, only to be surprised on what happened to Athens where the money caused it's inhabitants to act like savages. Now Tyrannis, Hippocampus, and Gregorios must find a way to fix both cities before things get worse. Meanwhile, Shlub is be told by the bartender about the tab as he is given a job to tell his stories in exchange for free drinks. At the same time, Stupendous helps Deliria with cleaning out the dead animal sacrifices and will accept coins and other treasures as tributes until she learns what Shlub is doing with her worshipers at the bar.
Cast : James Adomian, Eric Bauza, Garrick Bernard, Tessa Bonham Jones as Narrator, Tim Meadows as Gregorios, Kevin Michael Richardson as Bartender, Michael Urie as Hermes, Amber Stevens West as Athena, Cedric Yarbrough

Production

In June 2020, it was announced that Dan Harmon signed a deal with Fox to create a new adult animated comedy for 2022, with a straight-to-series order.[17] This will be Fox Entertainment Studios' first fully owned animated comedy series.

In May 2021, it was announced that the series would be titled Krapopolis.[18] At the same time, Fox stated that it would be "the first-ever animated series curated entirely on the blockchain", and the network would sell NFTs and other digital tie-ins to the series.[18][19] According to Fox, NFT owners "will be able to vote on specific show content and dictate exclusive on-air elements."[20]

In June 2021, it was announced that Jordan Young would be the showrunner for the series.[21]

In October 2022, Fox gave the series an early renewal for a second season ahead of its premiere.[2]

In March 2023, the series was renewed for a third season.[3] In April 2023, it was announced that Alex Rubens is replacing Young as showrunner for the second and third seasons.[22]

Release

In July 2022, Fox announced the series was scheduled to premiere with a special preview episode on November 27, 2022, before its official premiere in 2023.[23] It was delayed to September 24, 2023.[24]

Reception

The show has received generally mixed reviews. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 56% with an average rating of 5.8/10, based on 16 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Carried by its superb voice cast like Atlas shouldering the Earth, Krapopolis falls short of divine comedy but offers consistent enough chuckles for fans of animated raunch."[25] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 60 out of 100 based on 14 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[26]

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