First Look: Matt Groening’s New Netflix Animated Series, Disenchantment

First Look: Matt Groening’s New Netflix Animated Series, Disenchantment

After The Simpsons, Matt Groening took to the future for his jokey love letter to science fiction in Futurama. Now, he’s planning on doing something similar for fantasy in his new Netflix series Disenchanment — and we finally have our first look.

Meet Elfo, Bean, and Luci, the unfortunate heroes of Disenchanment.Image: Netflix

After releasing brief teasers on social media yesterday, Netflix has officially revealed images from the 10-episode first season of Disenchanment, giving us our first look at the hard-drinking princess Bean (Abbi Jacobson), who decided ruling a kingdom is boring and sets out on a series of misadventures with an elf named, err, Elfo (Nat Faxon) and her very own demon, Luci (Eric Andre).

Image: Netflix

Image: Netflix

The series will be animated by Rough Draft Studios, which also worked on Futurama — and the connections to Groening’s beloved scifi series won’t stop there, with a whole host of alumni from the show providing their voices to Disenchantment, including John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche and Tress MacNeille, alongside a host of other voice actors.

Image: Netflix

Image: Netflix

Image: Netflix

Image: Netflix

Hopefully Disenchantment‘s take on fantasy will be just as fun as Futurama‘s playful ribbing of sci-fi — and it won’t be long before we know.



  • I really hope it learns from both Simpsons and Futurama.

    I hope that it is different enough to not feel like re-used and re-hashed assets, and am keen to check it out!

    Bonus is that it drops a day before my birthday 😀

  • Good news everyone!

    Good to see the usual suspects involved, but a bit of a shame that they’re backseating to “real actors”. Still, it might help to forge a new identity.

    The really, really weird thing is just how many of the mighty boosh members are involved! And Briggs as a writer?!

    Could be very interesting…

  • Pretty hyped for this. Futurama is one of my favourite all-time shows, looking forward to what’s done here.

    BTW, this article doesn’t mention it but the series launches on August 17th.

  • The best part is David X. Cohen, Josh Weinstein and Bill Oakley are involved as well, Cohen co-created Futurama, and Josh and Bill Ran the simpsons for what was arguably their best seasons.

    Very hopeful for the show, and the voice talent is pretty nuts.

  • Glad to hear it’s the Futurama animation group and not the Simpsons. The Simpsons is so lifelessly animated these days.

    Hopefully the writing is more early Futurama/Simpsons than late, too. (Sorry, but those post movie seasons just weren’t as good as the first 4!)

  • you know the best news? because its on Netflix, we dont have to worry about FOX forcibly canceling it like futurama and firefly by swapping the time slot needlessly and sending the show on hiatus for no reason at all just make sure the show loses viewers so they can claim it doesnt have the viewers to keep it running

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