To quote Bender from Futurama ” everybody’s a jerk. You, me, this jerk. That’s my philosophy,” but one man that definitely isn’t a jerk is Matt Groening – in fact he’s something of a God when it comes to animation.
Given that Groening has created The Simpsons and Futurama, we will always be interested in watching his work, but his new show is coming to Netflix and it has a superb cast including Matt Berry (The IT Crowd), Noel Fielding (The Might Boosh) and Futurama’s own John DiMaggio and Billy West.
We’re delighted to say that Netflix have ordered twenty episodes of Disenchantment – an adult animated comedy fantasy series that’s set in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland -and it sounds like an absolute riot.
In the show, we follow the misadventures of the hard-drinking 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.
“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.
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. The animation is being done by the same studio who made Futurama, Rough Draft Studios.
Disenchantment will premiere on Netflix in 2018 and all 10 episodes will be released at the same time.