Maybe it is just me but, I couldn’t be more excited for Matt Groening’s newest adult animated series, Disenchantment. In fact, it did make a list I wrote up for Bubbleblabber about the top ten most anticipated shows of 2018. Groening has a shining record of success with a couple of shows you may have heard about before, Simpsons and Futurama. And, with that kind of creator resume how could Disenchantment fail?
When The Simpsons was released in the late 80’s, it instantly became a hit for its social commentary on the modern family. In 1999, when everyone was questioning what was in store for us in the new millennia, Groening released his twisted view of the future with Futurama. Now, almost twenty years later, when geek culture and pop culture fandoms have reached peak popularity the creative mastermind is preparing to give the world a hilarious parody of medieval fantasy.
In July 2017, popular online streaming service Netflix announced that they had purchased the new sitcom from Groening, putting it beside a growing animated line-up that includes BoJack Horseman, F is for Family, and most recently, Big Mouth. But, even Netflix knows that this show is set for success as they have already bought and paid for two seasons of ten episodes each.
Netflix VP of Original Content Cindy Holland had this to say at the time of the announcement, “Matt Groening’s brilliant work has resonated with generations around the world, and we couldn’t be happier to work with him.”
The story will follow an alcoholic princess named Bean played by Abbi Jacobson (BoJack Horseman) who lives in the mystical medieval kingdom Beanlandia. Bean is joined by Elfo, played by Nat Faxon (The Cleveland Show) and her own personal demon Luci, played by Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show) as well as a cast of memorable voice actors.
“Ultimately,” Groening describes, “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.”
Netflix seems like the perfect stage for Groening’s next show as it already sounds like it could be his most vulgar and inappropriate sitcom yet. Add that to the creators signature animation style, and we couldn’t be more excited.
So far, there has been no news on an official release date but, stay tuned. This is bound to be a fantastic show.