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Matt Groening Is Creating a Netflix Show About a Drunk Princess

'Disenchantment' will follow otherworldly characters voiced by Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre, and Nat Faxon as they navigate the weird, fantastical kingdom of "Dreamland."

by VICE Staff
Jul 25 2017, 5:28pm

Photos of Matt Groening (left) via Flickr user Gage Skidmore and Abbi Jacobson (right) by Patrik Giardino for Comedy Central, via Netflix

An animated comedy series Matt Groening has been working on for more than a year finally got the greenlight from Netflix, and is slated to hit the small screen by 2018, Deadline Hollywood reports.

Disenchantment chronicles the strange travels of a drunk princess named Bean (voiced by Broad City's Abbi Jacobson) and her ragtag crew, including a "feisty elf companion" named Elfo (Nat Faxon) and her "personal demon" Luci (voiced by Eric Andre).

As they meander through a decrepit magical kingdom called "Dreamland," the trio runs into "ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools," according to the Netflix press release. The whole thing sounds a little like Adventure Time meets BoJack Horseman, set somewhere similar to Hello from the Magic Tavern's "Foon."

"Ultimately, Disenchantment will be 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," the Simpsons creator said in the press release.

Rough Draft Studios, the same folks who did Futurama, are animating the series, and Groening and Simpsons writer Josh Weinstein will serve as executive producers. The first ten episodes of the 20 Netflix has ordered are set to drop sometime 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," Cindy Holland, Netflix's vice president of original content, said in the release. "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."