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Netflix Is Adding a New Fantasy Series from Matt Groening

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first_img What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies Futurama may be no more, and The Simpsons may never end, but Matt Groening isn’t done making adult cartoons. Netflix has ordered 20 episodes, across two seasons, of a new animated series for adults called Disenchantment. Looking at the show’s synopsis, you almost couldn’t ask for a better follow-up to Futurama. While that show explored Groening’s take on science fiction, Disenchantment will satirize the other side of the bookshelf: Fantasy.Disenchantment takes place in a failing medieval kingdom called Dreamland. A press release says the show will follow the adventures of the “hard-drinking young princess Bean,” her elf companion Elfo (ha!), and her personal demon Luci. The group will encounter all manner of fantasy creatures, including a lot of stupid humans.Groening says, “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.”That definitely sounds like a Groening series. The cast is also amazing. It stars Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, and Eric Andre. All three are incredibly funny, talented comedians and I’m excited to hear what they do when given Groening’s dialog. The cast is rounded out with veteran voice actors like John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche and Tress MacNeille. That’s a lot of talent for one show. This could very well turn out to be the best-animated series on Netflix. (Sorry, Bojack.) Especially when you remember how well-animated Groening shows typically are. His shows still have some of the best facial acting and slapstick in adult animation.Though we wish Futurama could get renewed forever, Disenchantment sounds like a perfect follow-up. It’ll be fun to see Groening take on a new genre, and bring his wit and social commentary to an imagined past instead of an imagined future. Even with the genre switch, we’ll be glad to have another series from the master that shows us how to laugh “in a world of suffering and idiots.” That feels important.The first season of 10 episodes will hit Netflix sometime in 2018.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more