New Netflix Series
Netflix has ordered a new series from “Simpsons” and “Futurama” creator Matt Groening, Variety reports. Abbi Jacobson of “Broad City” will voice the main character. Eric Andre and Nat Faxon also form part of the cast.
Entitled “Disenchantment,” it is an animated comedy. It is “an adult fantasy about a crumbling medieval kingdom known as Dreamland.” The series will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean (Jacobson). Accompanying her is feisty elf companion Elfo (Faxon), and her personal demon Luci (Andre). Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.
Also, voicing characters are John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche. Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding and Lucy Montgomery will also feature in the series.
It will be aired in two 10-episode batches. Netflix has a premiere targeted for next year. “‘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,” Groening said in a statement.
Disenchantment is produced by The ULULU Company for Netflix. Groening and Josh Weinstein (The Simpsons, Futurama) serving as executive producers. Rough Draft Studios (Futurama), is animating the series.
“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 at 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.”