There's no doubt Matt Groening is a household name — he's simply the man who created two of the most iconic animated shows in the pop culture history: The Simpsons and Futurama. He's about to make waves in the streaming era too.
Groening has an upcoming show for Netflix called Disenchantment, which marks the animator's streaming debut. The series, billed as for adults, is set in the medieval times and "follows the misadventures of a hard-drinking princess, her feisty elf companion and her personal demon."
What Is 'Disenchantment' About?
Viewers will be taken to a crumbling medieval kingdom named Dreamland, per Groening, where the trio will come across various fantastical creatures, including ogres and "lots of human fools."
Last year, Groening said the show is going to 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."
It's Groening's first new show in nearly two decades, as The Guardian reports. It follows a boozy princess named Bean, her elf friend Elfo, and Luci, the princess's personal demon.
The show's first season will have 10 episodes, but it's reportedly been picked up for 20. Bean is voiced by comedian Abbi Jacobson, most recently seen playing Abbi in the hit Comedy Central show Broad City. Below are the first set of promotional photos for the show, which features Bean, Elfo, and Luci, the latter two voiced respectively by Nat Faxon and comedian Eric Andre. Overall, the characters look highly similar to the character designs of The Simpsons and Futurama, but that's no surprise given that Groening is fond of carrying his signature drawing style into new projects.
Art thou ready for this?
August 17. pic.twitter.com/iY2psJqB96 — Disenchantment (@disenchantment) May 23, 2018
The supporting voice cast shines stellar: veterans John DiMaggio, Billy West, and Maurice LaMarche make appearances, plus David Herman, Tress MacNeille, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery.
'Disenchantment' Netflix Premiere Date
The first season of Disenchantment premieres Aug. 17 on Netflix.
Early impressions about Disenchantment? What are your expectations for Groening's newest animated project? Will it be as funny, diverse, and sometimes emotionally gut-wrenching as The Simpsons or Futurama? As always, if you have anything to share, feel free to sound them off in the comments section below!