‘Simpsons’ creator brings animated fantasy show to Netflix


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The creator of the long-running animated TV series “The Simpsons” brings his first new show in 20 years to Netflix (NFLX.O) this week, a story that centers around a drunken princess, an elf and a demon.

FILE PHOTO – Matt Groening (C), creator of The Simpsons, poses with characters from the show (L-R) Homer, Bart, Lisa and Marge at the 20th anniversary party for the television series at Barker hangar in Santa Monica, California October 18, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

Set in a medieval world called Dreamland, “Disenchantment” is creator Matt Groening’s take on shows like HBO’s blockbuster fantasy series “Game of Thrones.”

Speaking at the show’s Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday, Groening said the program is “more emotional” than “The Simpsons” or his other animated hit, “Futurama.” He said Netflix gave him “free rein” to create whatever he wanted.

Netflix Inc will release all 10 episodes of “Disenchantment” on Friday.

Reporting by Omar Younis; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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