You all know Pajiba overlord Rebecca Pahle has a superpower, right? I mean, I don’t have proof. But I sort of do. Rebecca has this thing, where she tells you about a movie that sounds positively insane. You’ve never heard of it. So, you totally think she’s fucking with you, because 1) this is the kind of thing she does, and 2) who in their right mind would make a movie about pulling off a heist in the middle of a hurricane? But then there it is. A trailer or poster for a movie so totally bonkers on its face it seems like it has to be a joke or else proof that our timeline truly has gone completely off the rails.
It’s a maddening power. And it might be spreading. Because reading the press release for Netflix’s new animated series feels like we must have drunkenly dreamed it up, and Pahle-like birthed it in the real world to derange and delight us.
Simpsons/Futurama creator Matt Groening offers Disenchantment an adult cartoon fantasy series that features members of the Futurama cast, like John DiMaggio, Billy West, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, and Maurice LaMarche, along with comedian Rich Fulcher, IT Crowd’s Matt Berry and Noel Fielding. Headlining the series are Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson, Friends From College’s Nat Faxon, and Man Seeking Woman’s Eric Andre as Bean, Elfo, and Luci.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Disenchantment:
In Disenchantment, 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 lots of human fools.
It’s as if Netflix not only knows all the shows we binge obsessively but also our deep love for hard drinking and Dungeons and Dragons. Like they’re spying on us through our electronics! …No. No. That’s insane. We’ve definitely developed superpowers.
Netfliz will release Disenchantment’s 10-episode first season on August 17.