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Cartoon fantasy-comedy Disenchantment is The Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s first production with Netflix. Taking place in the medieval kingdom of Dreamland, it follows Bean (a heavy drinking princess voiced by Abbi Jacobson), as she navigates her life as reluctant royalty alongside her personal demon Luci (voiced by Eric Andre) and elf companion Elfo (Nat Faxon) . All 10 episodes making up Part One of ‘Disenchantment’ were released on August 17th; but Netflix has since confirmed that a further 10 episodes, making up Part Two, are on their way. Here’s what we know so far!
- Netflix have confirmed that they’ve ordered another 20 episodes of the hit show suggesting the show will run for a few more years
- Matt Groening says he’s “excited” about the purchase and has told fans to expect more suspense, plot twists and “beloved characters getting knocked off”
Will there be a season 2 of Disenchantment?
Technically, there will be a Part Two – given that Netflix originally commissioned 20 episodes of the series, which has been split into two parts, both with 10 episodes a piece.
Where art our party people? Disenchantment is now streaming! pic.twitter.com/AeGW0XCSAV
— Disenchantment (@disenchantment) August 17, 2018
Series creator Matt Groening confirmed to Collider that the Disenchantment team were actively working on the next 10 episodes of the series that will make up Part Two.
When will season 2 of Disenchantment be released?
There’s beeen no confirmation from Netflix when Part Two is expected, with no telling if the next 10 episodes – having already been commissioned by Netflix – will be released onto the streaming platform this time next year, or perhaps even earlier.
The news of more episodes will be welcome for viewers who watched Disenchantment’s finale, which ended on a massive cliffhanger; with the question of hard-drinking Princess Bean’s ultimate destiny, Elfo seemingly dead and personal demon Luci attacked by an un-seen assailant.
Netflix have confirmed that they have ordered an additional 20 episodes. The second part of Season 1 will air in 2019 and this latest purchase suggests a further two seasons could now air in 2020 and 2021.
Who’s in the cast for Disenchantment season 2?
All of the main cast of Disenchantment will probably return for the second part of the series – from Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson as Bean, Eric Andre as Luci, John DiMaggio as Luci, Sharon Horgan as Bean’s mother Queen Dagmar and Tess MacNeille as Bean’s fishy step-mother Queen Oona.
— Netflix US (@netflix) August 29, 2018
Of course, if you’ve watched the series finale of Part One, you’ll be aware that things aren’t looking good for everyone’s favourite cartoon elf Elfo, so Nat Foxton may not be returning.
Is there a trailer for Disenchantment season 2?
Nope, not yet. So far no information about Part Two of Disenchantment has been released yet by either Groening or Netflix, but check back here soon.
Seriously, what happened with Elfo?
Who says Games of Thrones was the only show with shock character exits?
Theories. Let’s hear them. https://t.co/w2aivN1eLH
— Disenchantment (@disenchantment) August 31, 2018
Elfo was killed by an arrow wood in episode 9, but was knocked out of his coffin in the finale episode thanks to the Queen fight. Our last glance of Elfo was his body in the sea, getting dragged away by a mysterious figure in a mid-credits scene.
All signs point to this mysterious figure being a mermaid, so hopefully we’l finally get to visit Mermaid Island in Part Two and see Elfo resurrected.
What’s going to happen in season 2 of Disenchantment?
A lot happened in the finale of Disenchantment that left several doors very wide open for our return to Dreamland. There were hints that Princess Bean has a prophetic destiny to fulfil; with Queen Dagmar telling Zog that she’s involved in “a dark battle of a hundred centuries and our daughter’s destiny.”
Let’s not forget Elfo’s death, Luci’s attack by an un-seen opponent, Queen Dagmar’s efforts to kill Zog or the series ending with Bean and her mother on a ship with mysterious creatures, setting sail “for the homeland and glorious future.”
Basically, there’s a lot of stuff for Groening and co. to be getting on with, so expect an action packed second instalment of Disenchantment when the next 10 episodes drop.
In a statement released after Netflix confirmed that they were ordering a further 20 episodes, Matt Groening said in a segment: “We’re excited to continue this epic journey with Netflix. Stay tuned for more cranked-up suspense, infuriating plot twists and beloved characters getting knocked off.”
Words: George Griffiths