Gear up, nerds, the latest Netflix animated series, Disenchantment, begins streaming Friday, August 17th. Netflix has ordered 20 episodes of this new fantasy, comedy animated series. The first 10 will be available for streaming on the 17th. So, get your binging pajamas on and gather ye snacks!
Disenchantment is the latest brainchild from The Simpsons and Futurama creator, Matt Groening. From what I have gathered from the trailer and various clips released already, Disenchantment has the same animation style as its older, television siblings.
Also similarly to both The Simpsons and Futurama, Disenchantment will follow a female lead. The Simpsons brought us Lisa Simpson, who was one of my first idols as a young girl. Futurama gave us the badass, one-eyed Leela. Disenchantment will follow the (mis)adventures Princess Bean, who leaves her betrothed at the altar to embark on a journey to find her place in the world. Do not fret, she is not alone. Like many of Matt Groening’s shows, there will be a cast of characters to follow (and love). Accompanying Bean on her adventure is an innocent elf, aptly named Elfo, and her own personal demon named Luci.
Voicing our main stair will be the hilarious Abbi Jacobson of Broad City fame. Providing the voice for Elfo will be Nat Faxon, best known for co-writing The Descendants and starring in the Fox series Ben and Kate. Lastly, voicing the demon Luci will be Eric Andre, who is the creator, host, and co-writer of The Eric Andre Show on adultswim. I am beyond excited to see what this hilarious cast has to give fans.
As someone who recently became obsessed with playing Dungeons and Dragons, I cannot help but wonder if Matt got the inspiration for this show from a campaign. I think I will definitely be naming a character “elfo” in the near future.
Are you planning on watching Disenchanted? Let me know in the comments!