We don't often get buzzy about a new Netflix series announcement, especially one without any teaser footage, but Tuesday's Netflix news shook up the perfect jar of nerd bees.
Simpsons/Futurama co-creator Matt Groening is the latest showrunner to join the online streaming platform, and he's bringing a substantial number of Futurama staffers and voice actors to a new project: Disenchantment, set to premiere in "2018." From what we're hearing, this will put the Groening-series spin on fantasy series like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings—meaning, equal parts mockery and reverence. Twenty episodes have been ordered, and they will premiere in 10-episode chunks.
A ton of Futurama voice actors are participating, including Billy West, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, and Tress MacNeille. The show as announced will revolve round a "hard-drinking younger princess" named Bean, voiced by Broad Metropolis star Abbi Jacobson, and her main companions will embrace a private demon voiced by Grownup Swim super-weirdo Eric Andre and an elf voiced by comic Nat Faxon. Longtime Simpsons showrunner Josh Weinstein will be a part of Groening as an government producer, whereas Futurama animation firm Tough Draft Studios is at present engaged on the brand new collection. (That collection' remaining episode aired on Comedy Central in 2013.)
The 2018 timeline sounds about proper, contemplating Deadline had the scoop on some type of Groening-related deal again in January 2016. (Historically animated collection often take about two years to gestate.) That provides us about half a yr to marvel how blue Groening and co. will go together with fewer community censors. We have additionally already began imagining which playful voice cameos we'd anticipate from main fantasy collection actors. (I am gonna go forward and place a protected guess on Lucy Lawless displaying up.)