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Netflix announces release date for new animated series by Matt Groening

Matt Groening is set to debut a new project away from Fox: an adult animated comedy for Netflix titled Disenchantment.

Last summer, the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama announced that Netflix had bought the rights to his first animated series in almost two decades.

This week, the streaming service revealed via Twitter an official premiere date for the show: August 17th.

The series will take place in a fantasy setting, focusing on the collapsing medieval kingdom called “Dreamland”, where we will follow the adventures of Bean, an alcoholic young princess and her personal demon Luci.

Oh, there’s also a punky and irritable elf named Elfo.

The unusual gang will stumble across an assortment of fantastic creatures including trolls, ogres, sprites and lots of dysfunctional humans.

The series, which is initially slated for 20 episodes, is produced by the ULULU Company, with Matt Groening and frequent Simpsons collaborators Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein serving as executive producers.

Animation is being produced by Rough Draft Studios, the same studio responsible for Groening’s Futurama.

In a statement last year, Groening said about the new show, “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 project has an all-star cast of voice actors that includes Abbi Jacobson from BoJack Horseman as Bean, Nat Faxon, who won an Academy Award in 2012 for The Descendants, as Elfo, and Eric Andre from American Dad and the comedy Rough Night as Luci.

Until Disenchantment comes around, check out our Netflix Australia guide for tips on what TV shows and movies to watch right now.

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