Netflix orders Matt Groening’s animated fantasy ‘Disenchantment’

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Good glavin! Netflix has ordered twenty episodes of DISENCHANTMENT, an adult animated comedy fantasy series from The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening. It is said to start sometime in 2018 in 10-episode installments.

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,” says Groening.

Putting that in context, the show will be set in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where the action will centre on 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. It definitely sounds like it will be up our collective alleys.

The series will feature the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson (“Bean”), Nat Faxon (“Elfo”) and Eric Andre (“Luci”), along with familiar voices 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 be produced through The ULULU Company for Netflix, with Groening and Josh Weinstein as producers.