Netflix orders new series from Simpsons creator

The animated comedy pioneer is headed for Netflix next year.

Netflix has ordered a new animated series from creator of The Simpsons Matt Groening. 

The streaming giant has commissioned the series from the animated comedy legend that will run for an initial 20 episodes over 2 seasons. 

Named Disenchantment, the series is a fantasy-based comedy that has been in planned by Groening for at least a year, with the creator struggling to get TV networks interested.

Now the show will go into official production with Netflix at the helm, with the first episodes due to appear in 2018.

Along with the announcement that Netflix would be taking the series, a new synopsis was also revealed:

“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 (Jacobson), her 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.”

Voice actors for the show have already been confirmed, with Abbi Jacobson (Broad City), Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show) and Nate Foxton (Friends from College) all starring as the leads.

The series is also set to star a number of Simpsons and Futurama regulars, such as Billy West, John DiMaggio and Tress MacNeille. 

Disenchantment is set to do for the fantasy genre what Futurama did for sci-fi, with Groening claiming that the show would also reflect the real world.

“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.”

You can watch all of Futurama on Sky Box Sets and via the NOW TV Entertainment Pass right now.

Source: Screen Rant

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