'Disenchantment' teaser-trailer provides fans a first look at Matt Groening's latest show on Netflix
Matt Groening will make his long-awaited return to television programming with 'Disenchantment,' which is premiering on Netflix on August 17
"You've seen the future in 'Futurama.' You've seen the present in Springfield. So, what's the obvious third move? The past, of course!" So unfolds the brief 45-second teaser-trailer for Matt Groening's third series, 'Disenchantment.'
Besides the official description given by Netflix, little is still known about the animated sitcom, though we see a wild-eyed, mustachioed king describe a prisoner brought before him as a "pile of scum" with a "weak chin and buck teeth."
Set in the medieval kingdom of 'Dreamland,' this would prove to be the audience's first glimpse at the show's eponymous hero: Princess Bean. Clad in a brown robe with her hands fastened together with a rope, she tentatively greets her father as she's unmasked, with family drama, as well as a host of personal adventures set to be on the agenda.
It was earlier reported that the adult-animated comedy fantasy series -- Groening's first television series since 'Futurama' -- will streaming on Netflix finally received a release date and will premiere on the streaming platform this coming August 17, according to Variety.
Twenty episodes of the series have already been ordered by the network, with 10 of those making up the first season. Groening had taken to Reddit to reveal three teaser images for his new show this past week, with this announcement of the release date closely following suit.
'Disenchantment' will follow the story of Bean, an alcoholic but hardworking princess, her elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci as they face off against 'ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses and lots of human fools' in their medieval kingdom known as Dreamland.
Bearing Groening's trademark animation style, the series will be animated by Rough Draft Studios, who are known for their work on the likes of 'The Simpsons Movie,' 'Futurama,' 'Beavis and Butt-head,' 'Dexter's Laboratory,' and 'The Powerpuff Girls.'
Faces familiar to Groening will also be returning to the voice cast. Besides Abbi Jacobson as Bean, Oscar-winner Nat Faxon as Elfo, and comedian Eric Andre as Luci, John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman - all of whom previously worked for 'Futurama' - will also feature as voices in numerous episodes.
In a statement last summer, Groening had described his long-awaited return project as one '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.'
Matt Groening will be the executive producer with peers Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein (The Simpsons, Futurama, Mission Hill) serving as co-executive producers.
The most recent 29th season of 'The Simpsons' wrapped up on Fox this month and the longest-running primetime television series in the country's history — it beat out 'Gunsmoke' to the honor with its 636th episode — has been renewed for a 30th season as well. Looks like Groening is set to have a busy year ahead of him.
Here's a teaser from the 'Disenchantment' Twitter account:
Art thou ready for this?— Disenchantment (@disenchantment) May 23, 2018
August 17. pic.twitter.com/iY2psJqB96