Disenchantment will be an epic fantasy, but one with Matt Groening’s signature animation style. Netflix has already ordered twenty episodes of Disenchantment, which will be released ten episodes at a time starting in 2018.
#Disenchantment will follow the misadventures of a young princess named Bean, who drinks heavily and causes chaos with her elf companion Elfo and personal demon Luci in the magical kingdom of Dreamland. While Dreamland sounds like a wonderful city of excitement and wonder, it is quite the opposite. In reality, it's a kingdom falling apart at its seams.
Disenchantment has already cast its lead voice actors, and will star Abbi Jacobson as Bean, Nat Faxon as Elfo, and Eric Andre as Luci.
The show has also enlisted the voice talents of John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery, who have all worked with Groening in the past.
In a press release, Matt Groening summarized the basic premise of the show, which sounds a lot like an animated comedic version of Game of Thrones:
“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.”
Basing Disenchantment in a fantasy realm seems fitting for Groening, as he has tackled many different genres on The Simpsons, and seems to have an affinity for the nerdy triumvirate: sci-fi, horror, and fantasy. The Simpsons has embraced fantasy elements many times, and a few years ago, the show paid tribute to Game of Thrones by incorporating the theme song and Nightwatchmen's oath into a Duff Beer commercial featuring homer.
Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix, couldn’t be happier that the company is working with Matt Groening, and assured his fans it will bear the same style as he’s previous projects:
“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.”
Everything that Matt Groening has created so far has been incredible, and we can’t wait to see how it turns out. Disenchantment will be animated by the same studio that did Futurama, and will be produced by Matt Groening and Josh Weinstein.
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