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A Medieval Fantasy From 'The Simpsons' Creator Throws A Wench In The Works

Matt Groening's animated Netflix series Disenchantment follows the hard-drinking princess of Dreamland. But the premise isn't the only new thing he's trying out on this show.
Slanted and Disenchanted: Matt Groening's new medieval sendup follows a hard-drinking princess (voiced by Abbi Jacobson) and her entourage, a personal demon (Eric Andre) and an elf (Nat Faxon). Source: The ULULU Company

It's been almost 20 years since Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, has released a new show. He last did it in 1999 with his sci-fi comedy Futurama. But he says, it hasn't been all work since then.

"I love playing," Groening says. "I love inventing worlds."

As it turns out, Groening has been dreaming up a new universe almost all of that time. His new show Disenchantment is an animated fantasy set in the medieval kingdom of Dreamland.

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