Dan Harmon has created a new community of sorts with his improv comedy series HarmonQuest— so much so that the animated live-action sitcom was greenlit for a third season. Production will begin Fall 2018 in Los Angeles with stars Harmon, Spencer Crittenden, Erin McGathy and Jeff B. Davis all set on returning. New episodes will then air on the popular streaming service VRV in 2019.
“I think I speak for everyone involved when I say we can’t wait to show you what we’re working on,” said Crittenden in a press release.
HarmonQuest follows the titular showrunner as he plays the Dungeons and Dragons-like roleplaying game Pathfinder with his co-stars in front of a live studio audience. Over the show’s two previous seasons, it featured guest questers like comedian Patton Oswalt, Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza, and Love’s Gillian Jacobs, who all took a shot at traversing the wild fantasy world Harmon—the brainchild of cult favorites like Community and Rick and Morty—has created.
Much like the similarly celebrity-based Twitch.tv RPG live stream Critical Roll, the show has received media praise due to its positive and amusing spin on the long-popular world of table-top RPG games. “The show makes its ventures a lot less time-consuming and ups the watchability quotient by throwing in animated segments in digestible half-hour episodes,” said reviewer Javon Phillips of the Los Angeles Times. “Gamemaster Spencer Crittenden approaches the show as just that — a show. It’s not just players playing the game and showing off their multi-sided dice-rolling skills.”
After first airing on the now-defunct streaming service Seeso, HarmonQuest moves to VRV, a fandom-focused platform featuring premium subscription video on demand channels like Crunchyroll, NickSplat and Rooster Teeth.
The series is executive produced by Harmon, Crittenden and James Fino. Harmon is also credited as a writer and director.