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The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has proved that he has what it takes to produce a hit animated series, and he's taking his talents to Netflix for a brand new animated series called Disenchantment. Although the project was announced way back in July 2017 as an animated comedy set in a medieval kingdom known as Dreamland, no footage or first looks had been released... until now. Groening himself shared three images from the upcoming series, and the show's official Twitter page posted them as well. Take a look!
Matt Groening first posted these three images on Reddit, and they later went up on Disenchantment's official page on Twitter. In an entertaining twist, the first looks at Disenchantment weren't exactly full body shots of the characters or detailed illustrations of the setting. Instead, there's an image of part of a female character with light hair, a crown, and some suspicious eyes. The next image shows somebody with at least one green pointy ear and a purple hat. The final image shows part of some kind of creature that looks like it emerged from hell, so... quite a motley crew will be assembled for Disenchantment. A princess, an elf, and a demon indeed!
Obviously these pictures aren't enough to reveal exactly what to expect when Disenchantment hits the web on Netflix, but the streaming service has announced some details of what's in store. Dreamland will be a medieval kingdom in distinct need of repair. The young princess of Dreamland will be a heavy drinker by the name of Bean, who is accompanied by her personal demon -- appropriately named Luci -- and her elf pal Elfo. These three will encounter magical creatures in their adventures, including sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, and ogres. Human buffoons will be in the mix as well, in addition to walruses. I'm not quite sure how walruses fit into a medieval kingdom occupied by magical creatures, so that should be fun to experience.
In case you can't tell, Disenchantment will be an animated series on Netflix more similar to BoJack Horseman than Trolls. The adult bent of the series should deliver plenty of laughs to fans who already love shows like The Simpsons, and Futurama fans are in for a treat as well thanks to the voice cast. When the show was first announced, it was revealed that Futurama voice actors Billy West, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, and David Herman would contribute to Disenchantment. Broad City star Abbi Jacobson will voice Bean. Nat Faxon of Friends from College is on board as Elfo, and Adult Swim's Eric Andre will voice Luci.
Unfortunately, no announcement has yet been made about when Disenchantment will be available on Netflix aside from the Twitter page's promise that it's "coming soon." We'll have to wait and see when Matt Groening and Co. will release a closer look at what's to come in the new animated series. Swing by our 2018 Netflix schedule for the shows that have had their release dates finalized, and our summer TV premiere guide can help you figure out what to watch in the not-too-distant future.