Simpsons creator Matt Groening is bringing his first new show in twenty years to Netflix on Friday.
The new animated series, entitled Disenchantment, is set in the medieval kingdom of Dreamland, and follows the comedic misadventures of the rebellious and severely alcoholic Princess Bean. In regards to this new female protagonist, Groening has stated that the show has a “definite feminist point of view.”
Disenchantment is also a satirical take on the world of fantasy, with continuous nods to Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones – all in an unmistakable Groening-esque fashion that fans of The Simpsons and Futurama will be well familiar with.
The short Netflix synopsis for the show says: “Free-spirited Princess Bean exasperates the king as she wreaks havoc with her demon and elf pals. Princess duties call, but she’d rather be drinking.” These pals being her best friend Elfo, and her ‘personal demon’ Luci, who live with her in this new and outrageous make-believe medieval kingdom.
Disenchantment carries an M-rating and is obviously not as youngster-orientated as the Simpsons. Yet, if it is anything like the more demographically mature Futurama – BRING IT ON!
The trailer features a medieval take on David Bowie’s Rebel Rebel and looks incredibly hilarious. While the animation looks like a big step up from Groening’s other productions, and almost Disney-like in its technicality. So, at this point in time Disenchantment is getting a big, fat YES from us.
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Seven episodes of the series were sent out to supposed ‘big league’ reviewers, and the comments have been extremely varied. As a whole, these guys have basically kicked the hell out of it, with only a couple giving away any positive feedback.
As honest reviewers, without agenda or corporate funding, we only take with what these guys say with a grain of salt. They are the same people who basically shot their wads over how amazing The Last Jedi was (The Last Jedi was the ultimate piece of cinematic manure). So, we’ll make up our minds when we binge it this weekend, thank you very much – and a detailed review will follow.
(In fairness though, there’s been two reviewers who we have some respect for, that say the show really kicks into gear in the later episodes. So let’s see huh? None of the reviewers we really dig have written on it yet – as they are probably incorruptible, upstart grunts like us who weren’t on the freebie list).
Twenty episodes of the series have been ordered by Netflix, with the first ten episodes scheduled to be released tomorrow (Aug 17th). The series is Groening’s first production for Netflix, as he previously created The Simpsons and Futurama for 20th Century Fox Television.
The crew here at Instabamm are pretty excited about this, and are already setting aside popcorn, chocolates, and even rolling up some jazz-cabbage. (Did I just write that?).
All ten episodes of Disenchantment’s first season will be available on Netflix tomorrow (Fri 17th of August).