Netflix announces ‘Disenchantment’, a brand new animated fantasy series from Matt Groening

By ·July 25, 2017 4:47 pm

Netflix have today announced a brand new comedy fantasy animated series from Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama.

The new series entitled Disenchantment will follow the “misadventures” of an unlikely trio of fantasy characters who encounter all manner of fantasy creatures in their journeys as they continue to “keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots” in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland.

Disenchantment will premiere on Netflix ten episodes at a time, starting in 2018.

You can read the full press release from Netflix below:

Netflix, the world’s leading internet TV network, has ordered twenty episodes of Disenchantment, an adult animated comedy fantasy series from the mind of Matt Groening.

In Disenchantment, viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.

“Ultimately,” says Matt Groening, “Disenchantment will be about life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you.”

The series will feature the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson (“Bean”), Nat Faxon (“Elfo”) and Eric Andre (“Luci”), along with John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery. Animation is being done by Rough Draft Studios (Futurama).

Disenchantment will premiere on Netflix ten episodes at a time, starting in 2018, and is produced by The ULULU Company for Netflix, with Matt Groening and Josh Weinstein (The Simpsons, Futurama) serving as executive producers.

“Matt Groening’s brilliant work has resonated with generations around the world and we couldn’t be happier to work with him on Disenchantment,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “The series will bear his trademark animation style and biting wit, and we think it’s a perfect fit for our many Netflix animation fans.”

Now that you’ve heard the news, what are your thoughts? Are you excited, could this possibly be a fantasy flavour of Futurama? Who knows right now, but this is one I’ll be following especially if we a return to form to the glory days of the earlier seasons of The Simpsons.


Written by Michael James Ilett


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Michael can often be found building LEGO, playing Civilization V and World of Warcraft, watching Sci-Fi and continuing to wait for “The Winds of Winter” to be released.

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