Jon Hamm is set to voice the lead character in a new animated detective series from Fox called Grimsburg.
As reported by Deadline, the series is set to launch in 2023. The Mad Men and Baby Driver star will play Detective Marvin Flute in the show, which marks the first pilot pickup and series order from writers Catlan McClelland and Matthew Schlissel.
Accompanying the announcement of his role in the show, Hamm spoke further in a press release about what the role means to him. “I am very excited to be involved in the Fox animation universe — a universe I have been actively watching since the early ’90s,” he said. “The opportunity to get to bring a project like Grimsburg to life that is so particular and unique, and to work with its incredibly imaginative and hilarious creators, is one I can’t wait to get started with.”
As well as starring as the show’s lead, Hamm will also act as one of the show’s executive producers alongside McClelland and Schlissel. Other executive producers on the show also include Chadd Gindin (The Cleveland Show), Connie Tavel (Judging Amy), Hend Baghdady, and the Jackal Group’s Gail Berman.
While Grimsburg certainly presents a new opportunity for Hamm, the actor has plenty of experience to bring to the table when it comes to voicing characters in the past. Previously, Hamm has provided voice work in films such as Shrek Forever After (2010) and Minions (2015). The actor also worked as The Narrator on the FX series Legion (2018) and has made appearances in other similar animated series including Family Guy, American Dad, The Simpsons, and Bob’s Burgers.
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When the show does eventually air, it will follow the life of Detective Marvin Flute as he returns to the town of Grimsburg in the hopes of redeeming himself with his ex-wife. As part of a statement, President of Entertainment at Fox Michael Thorn described Hamm’s character as “deeply troubled” with “very eclectic taste and opinions”. Elsewhere in the statement, Thorne praised the show itself, saying that “Grimsburg’s wildly funny, bizarre and inventive take on the crime genre makes it the perfect next-generation Fox comedy.”
In other related news, Hamm recently played the role of Iron Man in Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. To find out more about the adult-animated show, make sure to check out our review.
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