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. 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. Here's what Matt Groening had to say in a brief statement.
"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."
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. Here's what Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix, had to say in her statement.
"Matt Groening's brilliant work has resonated with generations around the world and we couldn't be happier to work with him on Disenchantment. 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."
This series will serve as a reunion for Matt Groening and voice cast members John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille and David Herman, who all worked on the hit animated series Futurama. This series will mark the first time that voice cast members Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery have worked with Matt Groening. Matt Groeing's The Simpsons was renewed for its 29th and 30th seasons, which will bring its total episode count up to 669, breaking the record for the most episodes of a scripted television show ever, previously set by Gunsmoke (635).
Netflix is the world's leading internet television network with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. Hopefully we'll have more on Disenchantment in the near future.