Netflix Grabs Animated Comedy From ‘Simpsons’ Creator Groening

Netflix has taken on an adult animated comedy series from Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, ordering 20 episodes of Disenchantment.

The series is set in the “crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland,” Netflix said, and “will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon, Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses and lots of human fools.”

Disenchantment will premiere on Netflix 10 episodes at a time, starting in 2018.

"Matt Groening's brilliant work has resonated with generations around the world and we couldn't be happier to work with him on Disenchantment," said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix. "The series will bear his trademark animation style and biting wit, and we think it's a perfect fit for our many Netflix animation fans."


Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.