Netflix have picked up Matt Groening's new cartoon
We know a bit more about The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening's new animated series for Netflix, Disenchantment, after it was announced that the fantasy sitcom has been picked up for two 10-episode series and character designs appeared on Twitter.
The series, created with Simpsons and Futurama writer and show-runner Josh Weinstein, will follow the adventures of a near-alcoholic princess called Bean, voiced by Broad City's Abbi Jacobson, plus her elf Elfo and personal demon Luci as they explore the crumbling, slightly seedy kingdom of Dreamland.
"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,” said Groening last summer.
We also know that it'll feature Futurama and, slightly unexpectedly, Mighty Boosh reunions. Noel Fielding, Rich Fulcher and Matt Berry are all signed up to feature, as are Futurama alumni John DiMaggio (Bender), Billy West (Fry, Dr Zoidberg) and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker).
While Disenchantment will be Groening's first series since Futurama was cancelled in 2013, he's not been kicking his heels since then.
The show has been stuck in development purgatory for the last two years, and he's been a creative consultant to The Simpsons as well as occasionally playing cowbell for The Rock Bottom Remainders, a band made up of authors including Stephen King.