If you’re not sitting down, I need you to find a seat, and if you are sitting down, I need you to drink some tea so you can spit it out when you hear what I’m about to say. Matt Groening, famously known for Futurama and The Simpsons, has announced a new animated series to be released exclusively through Netflix. That’s right, a new cartoon from the man who brought us such famous memes as “shut-up and take my money” and “to shreds you say?” will be filling your rotating quote wheel with even more catchy one liners!
A twenty-episode show titled Disenchantment has been ordered by Netflix and will be set in a medieval kingdom named Dreamland. The show is centered on a boozy princess named Bean, her personal demon Luci, and an elf companion named Elfo. The trio will test their wits with other mystical creatures including imps, ogres, sprites, fairies, and the occasional bumbling human while Seinfelding about love and life in medieval times. An outstanding collection of voice actors will be featured including: Joe DiMaggio, Billy West, Eric Andre, Abbi Jackson and Tress MacNeille, among others. The first ten episodes are targeted to premier next year and, with already a year and half of production done, the second set shouldn’t be too far behind.
When asked how he would describe his new work, Matt Groening states:
“‘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.”
Damn jerky wizards.
The animation will be handled by Rough Draft Studios, who also handled Futurama in times past. Netflix has been expanding their original animated content for some time and with Disenchantment added to their list, it seems like things are definitely looking up.