Netflix has ordered 20 episodes of a new adult animated comedy-fantasy series from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening: Disenchantment. Produced by The ULULU Company with animation by Rough Draft Studios, the series will debut with 10 episodes in 2018.
“Matt Groening’s brilliant work has resonated with generations around the world and we couldn’t be happier to work with him on Disenchantment,” said Cindy Holland, VP Original Content for Netflix. “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.”
Disenchantment takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, and follows the misadventures of a hard-drinking young princess named Bean (voice of Abbi Jacobson), her feisty elf companion Elfo (Nat Faxon) and her personal demon Luci (Eric Andre), as the oddball trio encounters ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools. The voice cast also features John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery.
“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,” says Groening, is executive producing the series with his Simpsons and Futurama colleague Josh Weinstein.