Loren Bouchard, the creator of Fox’s hit animated sitcom Bob’s Burgers, is currently working on The Great North, a new animated show for Fox. Although the show has not aired yet–or even released so much as a preview image–Deadline is reporting that the show has already been renewed for season 2.
The show will be about a single father in Alaska who is trying his best to keep his family together and happy. It will star Nick Offerman as Beef Tobin, the dad in question, and Jenny Slate and Will Forte as his daughter and son. The show will also feature Dulce Sloan, Aparna Nancherla, Paul Rust, Megan Mullally, and Alanis Morissette as herself.
An air date for the show has not been set.
In April, Fox acknowledged that it will need more animated titles to fill the gap if The Simpsons ever ends, and The Great North is one of many new titles they are developing. Fox also recently commissioned a new animated series from Dan Harmon, the creator of Community and co-creator of Rick & Morty.
Loren Bouchard is also the creator of Central Park, an animated show that debuted on Apple TV+ in May. Bob’s Burgers is also getting a movie, which will release in 2021, having been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. New Simpsons and Family Guy movies are also being planned.
Bob’s Burgers has aired for 10 seasons. Season 11 will debut in 2021, and is currently in production.