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Watch the first trailer for Disenchantment, Matt Groening’s animated Netflix show

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It’s coming to the streaming service on August 17th

Last year, Matt Groening announced he would be working on a new animated series called Disenchantment for Netflix. Where his series Futurama was a comedic take on science fiction, Disenchantment will be his take on fantasy tropes. The trailer openly frames the show as a counterpart to Futurama (set in the future) and The Simpsons (set in the present). It introduces a medieval fantasy world called Dreamland, as a king lifts the hood off a “no good pile of scum” prisoner, only to discover that it’s his own daughter, Bean.

Bean is described as a “hard-drinking” princess, and the show will follow her and her two companions, an elf named Elfo (voiced by comedy actor and Oscar-winning screenwriter Nat Faxon) and a demon named Luci (voiced by actor and TV host Eric Andre). The trailer features Groening’s familiar character designs, but showcases a look that feels more complicated, modern, and computer-generated than the more organic designs of The Simpsons and Futurama.

Netflix ordered a total of 20 episodes of the show, and the first season of 10 episodes will begin streaming on August 17th.