Release Date, Cast, Renewed or Canceled
‘Disenchantment’ is an American adult animated fantasy sitcom that airs on Netflix. It first premiered on August 17, 2018. The series which is generous with its black and off-color comedy has been created by Matt Groening and marks his first production for the streaming giants. If the man’s name sounds so familiar, it is because he has also created ‘Futurama’, and more popularly, ‘The Simpsons‘ for 20th Century Fox Television.
The premise of the show is set in a medieval fantasy kingdom by the name of Dreamland, and it follows the story of Bean, who is an alcoholic and rebellious princess. This naturally, puts her at odds to our expectations of how princesses should be from classic fantasy literature. Anyhow, we are also introduced to Elfo, her naive elf companion, and her destructive ‘personal demon’ who goes by the name Luci. While these do not sound like the ideal travel companions for a princess, our princess is nowhere close to the ideal herself, and this is what the show tries to capture. Needless to say, having Groening’s name attached has drawn a lot of fans. However, critics have been a bit hesitant in praising the show outright. Although they have noted that Groening’s trademark humor is present, and is extremely satisfying, in some parts, the show decides to play it a little safe, and perhaps this might not bode too well for the future.
Disenchantment Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Disenchantment’ is led by Abbi Jacobson, of ‘Broad City‘ fame, who plays Princess Bean. She is the 19-year-old alcoholic from Dreamland, and her full name is Princess Tiabeanie Mariabeanie de la Rochambeau Grunkwitz. Eric Andre of Adult Swim’s popular ‘The Eric Andre Show‘ also stars in the role of Luci, the ‘personal demon’ to Princess Bean. Nat Faxon, who has worked on ‘The Descendants’, rounds off the trio, as he plays Elfo, the naive elf companion who happens to like candy. Other cast members include John DiMaggio as Bean’s father, King Zog; Tress MacNeille as Queen Oona, Zog’s second wife and Bean’s stepmother; Sharon Horgan as Queen Dagmar, Bean’s biological mother; Noel Fielding as Stan the Executioner, the good-natured royal executioner and the manager of the torture chamber.
Hopefully, the main cast will return in the upcoming season, and we hope to see some new characters thrown into the mix because they are bound to make things exciting.
Disenchantment Plot: What is it about?
‘Disenchantment’ is set in a fictional medieval kingdom known as Dreamland. The Princess loves alcohol. She has an elf companion “Elfo” and a “personal demon” Luci. This show features all their misadventures as they go looking for adventures. Though ‘Disenchantment’ is a sitcom, it features adult comedy. The princess is annoyed at her imminent marriage to Prince Merkimer. This marriage has been arranged without her consent, and she decides to act out and go on these adventures, which not only forms the basis of the show but is also the source of a lot of fun and excitement. The series takes the Disney princess tropes and turns them on their heads, viewing the entire thing through a satirical lens.