Disenchantment is a medieval fantasy show… or is it? Gradually, evidence is emerging about Matt Groening’s Netflix animation that suggests it may be closer to Futurama‘s world and setting than it first seems.
Ostensibly doing for the fantasy genre what Futurama did for sci-fi, Disenchantment riffs on a bunch of nerd favorites to tell a decidedly new story. It follows Princess Bean, her demon Luci and friend/love interest Elfo on a series of alcohol-fuelled misadventures. As the series went on, however, a bigger narrative emerged: Bean is at the center of a centuries-long battle between the forces of good and evil, influenced by far-off sorcerers and her presumed dead mother.