The Simpsons Creator Teams Up With Netflix To Develop Animated Fantasy Series

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Netflix has ordered 20 episodes of a new fantasy animated series from Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama. It's called Disenchantment, and based on the description below, it sounds like the series will feature traditional epic fantasy elements with a splash of comedy.

In Disenchantment, viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.

If Groening featured science fiction themes in Futurama, could Disenchantment be the fantasy counterpart? With the popularity of Game of Thrones, I won't be surprised if Groening's new series will parody HBO's hit drama, and based on Groening's statement, it sounds like it will be meant for the adult audience:

"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."

Disenchantment's voice talent includes Abbi Jacobson as Bean, Nat Faxon as Elfo, and Eric Andre as Luci, along with Tress MacNeille, David Herman, John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche,Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Lucy Montgomery, and Noel Fielding.

Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content For Netflix, said that the show will feature Groening's animation style:

"Matt Groening's brilliant work has resonated with generations around the world and we couldn't be happier to work with him on Disenchantment. 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."

The animation studio behind Futurama, Rough Draft Studios, is creating the animation, and it's set to premiere on Netflix ten episodes at a time beginning in 2018.

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