Matt Groening, ‘The Simpsons’ Creator, Making New Animated Series ‘Disenchantment’ For Netflix
Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, will return to the small-screen with his third animated series, Disenchantment. The series is being made for Netflix and has been in the works for some time.
While the entire cast hasn’t been filled out, Abbi Jacobson (Broad City), Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show), and Nate Faxon (Friends From College) are all on board for the series.
Disenchantment, unlike Futurama, will be a blast into the very distant past.
As per a Netflix press release, “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, 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,” Groening said in the statement.
Netflix has ordered 20 episodes of the show although each season will air only ten episodes at a time. The first season is expected to be released in 2018.
Fans of Futurama and The Simpsons should expect Disenchantment to feel very familiar – voice actors who appeared on either one or both Groening shows will be heavily involved. Billy West, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, and David Herman will all be on the new show.
Additionally, the animation for the new show is being done by Rough Draft Studios, the same studio behind Futurama.
“Matt Groening’s brilliant work has resonated with generations around the world and we couldn’t be happier to work with him on Disenchantment,” Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, said in the statement.
“This series will bear his trademark animation style and biting wit, and we think it’s a perfect fit for our many Netflix animation fans.”