Matt Groening, the man who has brought us epic adult cartoons like The Simpsons and Futurama is coming to Netflix. That’s right, Netflix just announced new animated material from the great Matt Groening entitled, Disenchantment. Netflix has already ordered up twenty episodes of Disenchantment which is described as an adult animated comedy fantasy series. If Matt Groening is true to form, Disenchantment will likely follow the same basic Groening formula but with new stories and characters.
I’m sure the series won’t be for everyone, while I can’t begin to understand why you wouldn’t love The Simpsons, I can accept that some people just don’t. We’ll be on the lookout for a trailer for this which will likely be late 2017 as the series is set to start with ten episodes in 2018. Read the full press release below.
Netflix Announces Disenchantment, a New Epic Fantasy Animated Series from Matt Groening
Hollywood, CA – July 25, 2017 — 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.”