Well, it’s not the “and a movie” half of the prophetic six seasons and a movie Community mantra, but Dan Harmon (Community, Rick and Morty) does indeed have a new venture on the horizon. And this time, it comes with dragons.
The show blends together live action and animation, while Harmon and a slew of other celebrity guests sit down to play Pathfinder. The 10-episode show was recorded in front of a live audience, and includes guests appearances from Aubrey Plaza, Ron Funches, and Paul F. Tompkins, the article reports.
Harmon is, of course, no stranger to Dungeons & Dragons, seen by Community‘s multiple episodes centered around the role-playing game. HarmonQuest looks to expand on Harmon’s D&D experience in another way. Listeners and fans of the podcast “HarmonTown” (which Harmon co-hosts with Jeff Davis of Whose Line Is It Anyway?) are also familiar with the D&D shenanigans that Harmon gets into with dungeon master Spencer Crittenden at the helm.
The podcast got started in 2011, and in 2013, after being let go from Community, Harmon took the podcast on tour across the country, which became the focal point of Neil Berkeley’s documentary of the same name. The documentary also talks about how Harmon met up with Crittenden, and how happenstance led to him going from being an audience member at one of the podcast’s tapings to playing D&D on the show. Now at almost 200 episodes, the “nearly” weekly podcast currently records most Sunday nights at The NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles.
So far, it looks like HarmonQuest will blend together shots of the gang playing Pathfinder around a table, with animated sections for the more fantasy and fantastical elements. You can get an idea for how the show will mix together both real-life scenes of the group playing the game, as well as the animation style, and how the show will use voice-overs to keep consistency and move back and forth between the two formats in the preview above.
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Update: The article originally stated that HarmonQuest featured them playing Dungeons & Dragons. They are actually playing Pathfinder.
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