He’s covered the present with The Simpsons, the future with Futurama, and now, for his first new series in nearly 20 years, Matt Groening, 64, goes back into the past.
Disenchantment is the story of hard-drinking medieval Princess Bean and best friends Elfo, an elf, and Luci, a demon. Groening describes it as being Monty Python-esque, so expect
‘I started re-reading a lot of old fantasy books and taking notes and trying to see if I could come up with a new universe,’ explains Matt of the new series.
‘I had this dog-eared, ratty old sketchbook that I filled with ideas – I put in everything I could think of from fables and fantasy and movies and children’s books.
‘People will be surprised,’ teases Matt. ‘No matter what you think you’re gonna get, it’s going to be something different.
‘It’s about life and death, love and sex – and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots,’ he adds.
‘I’ve always wanted to do a show
set within the fantasy world. The timing felt right and here