Wednesday, February 19, 2014
FOX is a long-time key player in the animation television field with "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy." Their next project is "Dark Lord Of Delaware," an animated comedy from Alan Schoolcraft & Brent Simon, writers of DreamWorks Animation's "Megamind," and former FOX head of comedy-turned-producer Marcus Wiley.
"Dark Lord of Delaware" tells the story of Zarbus, a man who lost his job and now must stay at home and look after the kids. His previous job was that of a Voldemort-like evil sorcerer who once ruled over a magical kingdom. Now banished to our world, Zarbus must navigate the social minefield of suburbia while keeping his omnipotent powers in check.
Wiley brought the project to FOX under his first-look deal with the network. Schoolcraft and Simon are writing the script and are executive producing with Wiley. 20th TV is producing. Schoolcraft & Simon, repped by ICM Partners and manager Brian Lutz, also worked on the upcoming "Penguins Of Madagascar" animated feature and are currently writing the character school comedy "Uncharted" for FOX and Davis Entertainment.
No images have been released - there likely aren't any yet, as the project is still "in development" - we'll see what we can turn up as time passes.