Before its debut in 2023, the fun animation series Grimsburg, starring and executive-produced by Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, received a major vote of confidence from Fox with an early season two green-light.
“Grimsburg is yet another clear example of our strong commitment to, and intense focus on, upholding the high bar of standards any show must exceed in order to reside under the Animation Domination banner,” said FOX Entertainment president of entertainment Michael Thorn. “Of course, having Jon Hamm’s talent and star power front and center is a great place to start. Equally important, everything we’re seeing with Grimsburg – from the very first scripts and show bible to animatics and preliminary cuts – makes us believe we have a winner on our hands that beautifully complements our animation brand.”
Delivered by FOX’s Emmy-winning animation studio, Bento Box Entertainment, Grimsburg centers around the intriguing character of Marvin Flute (Hamm), the “greatest detective ever to catch a cannibal clown and correctly identify a mid-century modern armoire.” However, the greatest unsolved mystery for Flute is the one case that remains stubbornly elusive — himself.
Grimsburg arrives in 2023 and lands with the ranks of FOX Entertainment’s new animated comedy, Krapopolis, whose longevity was just extended with recent news of a second season.
Catlan McClelland and Matthew Schlissel created Grimsburg and will act as co-executive producers with showrunner Chadd Gindin. Jon Hamm is onboard as executive producer in partnership with Gail Berman and Hend Baghdady of The Jackal Group and Connie Tavel.