Netflix has ordered 20 additional episodes of Disenchantment, the latest animated series from The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening.
This means that, in addition to the first 10 episodes that arrived this past summer and the previously ordered 10 episodes set to arrive in 2019, 20 more episodes of the show will also be arriving in 2020 and 2021.
Click on over to the other side for the full announcement and more info on the show, as well as a promo video for the new episodes.
About a month ago we saw the first trailer for Disenchantment. The animated fantasy comedy series is the latest from none other than Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama.
That trailer was just a teaser, sadly, offering only a teeny tiny peek at the new show. But thankfully we didn’t have to wait long to see more. At San Diego Comic-Con a new trailer was unveiled. This time around it’s an official trailer, which gives us a much better look at how Groening’s latest title is looking.
You can find a little bit more info on Disenchantment in the form of a synopsis, find out some of the actors who voice the characters (including a few names which will no doubt make Groening’s many fans very happy), and check out the official trailer along with a recently released poster below.
The Simpsons Season 27 Episodes 5: “Treehouse Of Horror XXVI”
Written by Joel H. Cohen
Created by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon
Starring Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria, Pamela Hayden, Kelsey Grammer NBC
Air Date: Sunday, October 25th, 2015, 8pm
To crazed TV watchers, October means one thing: Halloween episodes! When I was a kid it was Roseanne. My parents and I gathered every year to watch the Conner family scare that crap out of us. At that point The Simpsons were just the weird yellow cartoon from Tracey Ullman’s show. Then I saw my first Treehouse of Horror episode, was introduced to Kang and Kodos, and the sweet sound of James Earl Jones reading Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven to a scared Homer, I was hooked. Since then, we’ve witnessed over a quarter century’s worth of Treehouse of Horror episodes, each with 3 scary Simpsons segments, including classics like The Shinning, Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace, and Citizen Kang. I never could have imagined that when I watched the first Simpsons Halloween special back in 1990 at the age of 8, I’d be able to watch the 26th edition of that same special with my 11-year old son. As usual, The Simpsons prove cross-generational and timeless.
Some spoilers and check out the “couch gag” clip below.
Just to put The Simpsons in perspective; I am 33 years old. The Simpsons began its historic run on FOX in 1989, spun off from the Tracey Ullman Show when I was 7! As in starting second grade! So when my generation speaks of The Simpsons we aren’t just mentioning one of many quality shows on television. We literally grew up with these characters. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie aren’t characters; they’re our neighbors, classmates, and friends. “DOH” and “Cowabunga Dude” are parts of American history and culture. Co-creator Matt Groening and friends greeted fans at San Diego Comic-Con with a panel that discussed the future of the series as it enters it 27th (!) season, and the all-things Simpsons FXX universe.