Netflix has revealed a brand new trailer for Disenchantment season 2, which goes in a rather unexpected direction. This is the newest series from Matt Groening, the man behind The Simpsons. While Groening still remains busy in Springfield, he's found time to bring this show to life on the world's biggest streaming service and the second batch of episodes is on the way. As we see in this new footage, things are going to hell. Literally.
Season 1 left everyone wondering what the fate of Elfo (Nat Faxon) would be. Turns out, maybe we haven't seen the last of the character in the land of the living, assuming Princess Bean (Abbi Jacobson) can rescue him from the depths of hell, with the help of Luci (Eric Andre). The footage is dark imagery and peril, juxtaposed against pitch-black humor and sight gags. It's very much the type of thing fans have come to expect from the mind of Matt Groening over the years. The big takeaway here is that the stakes will be higher in season 2 and the scale is far more grand.
Many top creatives have been taking their business to Netflix in recent years. It was enough to get Matt Groening to make his first new show in nearly two decades, following Futurama, which initially debuted in 1999. Netflix typically gives a great deal of creative freedom and they have a large built-in audience. Groening decided to make a much more serialized story this time around, which is something he hasn't done as much in the past. Sure, there are throughlines in both The Simpsons and Futurama, but this is one big story, as opposed to telling a new tale in each episode.
Per Netflix, Disenchantment season 2 will be picking up where the first season left off. Part two of the series delves deeper into the un-fairytale's mythology and explores faraway worlds far outside of Dreamland. But one question remains: Have we really seen the last of the beloved Elfo? The first season saw Princess bean going on a journey with her new pals Elfo and Luci, which led them to cross paths with ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools. As is made clear in this new trailer, we're going to learn a lot more about her complicated family life, which involves her evil mother.
The voice cast for the series includes John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding and Lucy Montgomery, many of whom are regulars on Futurama and/or The Simpsons. The series was renewed for 20 episodes last year, so we'll get at least one more season before Bean and her pals pack it in for good. Disenchantment season 2 arrives on September 20. Be sure to check out the new trailer for yourself from the Netflix YouTube channel.