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Matt Groening's Disenchantment Trailer Has Finally Dropped

Matt Groening's Disenchantment Trailer Has Finally Dropped

The teaser trailer for Matt Groening's new show, Disenchantment, has finally been released.

The first video trailer comes one month after Groening released some illustrated snapshots from the show and nearly a year after it was first announced that he was working with Netflix on a brand now animated creation.

Before the trailer dropped, comparisons had already been drawn between Disenchantment and Groening's monumentally popular creation, The Simpsons, which this year aired its 636th episode and overtook Gunsmoke to become the US's longest running scripted TV series of all time.

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The snapshots bore a striking resemblance to the animation from The Simpsons, and the statement describing Disenchantment's central character 'Bean' as 'hard-drinking' had echos of the constantly cotton-mouthed Homer.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

And that seems to have been carried on in the trailer, which begins with the camera panning through the clouds towards the show's feudal town setting - 'the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland' - even complete with a statue in the town square, perhaps a deliberate nod to The Simpsons' title sequence.

Netflix have ordered 20 episodes from Groening, spread across two seasons.

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A statement said: "Viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci.

"Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and a lot of human fools."

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Credit: Netflix

Elfo will be voiced by Nat Faxon, who played Raymond the Bear in The Cleveland Show and has also provided numerous voices for Family Guy.

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Netflix's vice president, Cindy Holland, said: "Matt Groening's brilliant work has resonated with generations around the world and we couldn't be happier to work with him on Disenchantment.

"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."

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Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment

Mischa Pearlman

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]