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Everything we know so far about Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’

Follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean through crumbling medieval kingdom Dreamland in 'Disenchantment'.

Everything we know so far about Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’

You’ve seen the future in Futurama, you’ve seen the present in Springfield, so what’s the obvious third movie? That’s right – Matt Groening’s new show Disenchantment. Described as a cross between The Simpsons and Game of Thrones, a new teaser trailer for the show has just dropped and while it may only be less than a minute long, it’s enough to make any Simpsons or Futurama fan lose their mind!

Looks good, right? Trailer aside, here’s everything we know so far about Groening’s anticipated new show.

What’s it about?

The official summary of the show states: “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.” You can see now why it’s been likened to a cartoon version of GoT!

Who’s in it?

Abbi Jacobson stars as the heavy-drinking Princess Bean, along with Nat Faxon (her elf cohort), and Eric Andre (as her own personal demon). Others popping up in the show include John DiMaggio (who voiced Bender on Futurama) as the princess’s father, the king, along with other Futurama favourites Billy West, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, and David Herman. Fans of British comedy will also be happy to know both Matt Berry (The IT Crowd) & Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh) are also listed as being involved.

Who’s making it?

After a long run with 20th Century Fox for The Simpsons and Futurama, Groening is working with Netflix on the show, while the animation is covered by Rough Draft studios (which also animated Futurama). Longtime Simpsons writers and producers Josh Weinstein & Bill Oakley are executive producers on the show and Australian writer and rapper Briggs has also been confirmed to be part of the writing team.

When and where?

The first episode airs on August 17 on Netflix for a ten-episode run with the second season already in the works. Get in!

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Adam writes comedy for The Daily Mash and Succubus Magazine. He also wrote jokes for both series of the BBC 2 show, The Mash Report. He's written and produced 2 plays and won a couple of awards for his short films. Top 3 films, 'Mirror', 'Eight and a Half' and 'A Short Film About Killing.' He spends most of his time watching his neighbours cats in the back garden just going about their weird, daily cat lives.

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