Matt Groening's new Netflix series Disenchantment will premiere, in full, on August 17th. To accompany the premiere announcement, Netflix also released our first look at the new series from the creator of The Simpsons and it looks exactly what you think it looks like. Groening's style is easily recognizable and has been since his Life in Hell comic strip, which started in the late 1970s. The signature style has worked for The Simpsons for nearly 30 years and gained a cult following with Futurama, so fans are anxious to see what Matt Groening has worked up for Disenchantment.
The main characters of Disenchantment include the hard-drinking princess Bean who is voiced by Broad City's Abbi Jacobson, her "feisty" elf companion Elfo, voiced by Nat Faxon, as well as her person demon Luci, who is voiced by comedian Eric Andre. The series is set in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland and will see the trio encountering ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lot of "human fools." There is no information in regard to plot specifics, but it's assumed that it will be in line with Matt Groening's typical style of the day to day life routine instead of one long story told through ten episodes.
In addition to Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre, and Nat Faxon, Disenchantment also includes the voice talents of John DiMaggio (Futurama), Billy West, who has worked with Matt Groening on Futurama, Maurice LaMarche (Futurama), Tress MacNeille (The Simpsons, Futurama), David Herman (Futurama, Office Space), Matt Berry (The IT Crowd), Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery. Basically, Disenchantment is pretty much a Futurama reunion set in the medieval times, which is not a bad thing at all. Fans have been anxiously waiting to see what Matt Groening was going to do next, and this looks perfect.
Matt Groening has had a lot to be excited about himself over the last few months. The Simpsons is now the longest running animated series of all time. Additionally, the show, which has been on for nearly 30 years, also has the record for most episodes produced for a primetime scripted series, beating out the Gunsmoke. However, there has also been some controversy over the voice of Apu recently, with some fans claiming that the voice of the character is racially insensitive.
Disenchantment will officially premiere on Netflix in full on August 17th. Now that we've seen the first images from the series, an official trailer should be released soon. If the cast is any indication, Matt Groening already has another hit on his hands with the ten-episode Netflix series. Groening has a pretty incredible track record, so it will be interesting to see how well the new series is received later this summer. While we wait for the first trailer for Disenchantment to be released, you can check out the first-look images below, courtesy of Netflix.