New Netflix Series Disenchanted From Simpsons Creator Matt Groening
In Matt Groening's reach for more and more fantastical backdrops for his humor, the Simpsons and Futurama creator has signed a deal with Netlix for a new animated series, Disenchanted. The adult-targeted series is planned to be released in two ten-episode seasons and takes place in the crumbling fantasy kingdom of Dreamland. This new setting allows Groening to open up a wide variety of possibilities with his characters, and already names “ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools" among them.
Groening's success with The Simpsons was unprecedented, but Futurama did not fair quite as well. After being canceled by FOX in 2003, the series went on a long hiatus until several movies were produced and the show itself came back on Comedy Central. Disenchanted marks the first new Matt Groening show since Futurama's 1999 debut.
The Netflix deal had been long rumored and fans of both The Simpsons and Futurama should be looking forward to Disenchanted when it lands on Netflix in 2018. The Simpsons itself is scheduled to begin its 29th season in October.