Disenchantment, from the creator of The Simpsons

Disenchantment, from the creator of The Simpsons

A tease of a story set in the medieval kingdom of Dreamland from The Simpsons creator, Matt Groening

If you’re not familiar with the name Matt Groening, you’ll certainly be familiar with his work.

Matt created The Simpsons originally as a series of short animations for the Tracey Ulman Show. They ran as part of the show for three seasons before it was turned into a full-length animation to run on its own. The Simpsons, the stories of Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart and Maggie, is now in its twenty-ninth season.

Matt’s other big success was his vision of the year 3000 in the show Futurama, the story of Fry, a pizza delivery boy who accidentally becomes cryogenically preserved and wakes up in the future.

Whilst not quite a big a success as The Simpsons, it had a bit of a bumpy ride. Futurama ran for four seasons on Fox before being cancelled. The show returned as four feature-length straight to DVD films before being picked up by Comedy Central for another two seasons.

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Matt’s new show, Disenchantment, has been created for Netflix with the first half of a twenty episode season premiering on August 17th.

Disenchantment is a tale of an alcoholic princess called Bean, her companion elf, Elfo and her own personal demon, Luci. The series will be set in a medieval kingdom known as Dreamland.

Matt teased the new show with three images he shared on Reddit back in May.




The first teaser trailer has just been released and as a big fan of Futurama, I’m really looking forward to this.

John DiMaggio, who voiced the alcoholic robot Bender in Futurama, has described the series as the offspring of The Simpsons and Game of Thrones.

Disenchantment will premiere on Netflix on August 17th.


John Abbitt

About the author | John Abbitt

@UKFilmNerd | John loves the movies and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990's. Whilst the web page idea became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. Now he's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.

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