Disenchantment castle

First look at Disenchantment, Matt Groening’s medievally funny new Netflix series

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Jun 28, 2018

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening is about to get medieval on his signature style of animated comedy with Disenchantment, the all-new Netflix series that promises to reunite some of our favorite Futurama actors for a silly, sarcastic trip into the past.

Ahead of its debut next month on the streaming service, Netflix has dropped this short preview clip to whet our appetites. What this first look lacks in length, though, it more than makes up for in setting a reassuring tone: one look at the art style is all it’ll take to let you know who’s behind the show, and we get our first introduction to Disenchantment’s setting: the magical, if messed-up, world of Dreamland.

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Disenchantment follows the misadventures of princess Bean (Abbie Jacobson), Luci, her “personal demon” (Eric Andre), and Elfo (Nat Faxon), an elf who tags along for the team’s serially funny sojourn in the medieval fantasy kingdom of Dreamland. The clip finds Bean failing hard to impress her grouchy king of a dad, who’s evidently surprised to learn she’s even in his castle.

The show comes along nearly two decades after the debut of Groening’s last project, the Emmy-winning Futurama (all 140 episodes of which you can watch at SYFY), and brings back Futurama veterans John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, and Tress MacNeille in supporting and guest roles. David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery also will voice characters on the show.

In keeping with its binge-watching street cred, Netflix will drop all 10 episodes of Disenchantment’s first season beginning on Aug. 17.