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Disenchantment Season 3 - Everything We Know So Far

Disenchantment Season 3 - Everything We Know So Far

Netflix's take on fantasy is confirmed to be coming back for a third season. Here's what we've figured out about the third season and what you need to know.

Comedy and fantasy are natural complements to each other, and Disenchantment sees Netflix combine both with an art style that is reminiscent of The Simpsons. Giving Fantasy the Matt Groening Treatment seems to have worked for the streaming giant as the show returns for a third season. Similar to what Futurama did for science fiction, Disenchantment does for fantasy. With hilarious characters and wacky scenarios, the show has built up quite the following among Netflix viewers as they follow the exploits of ill-suited princess Bean, low-level imp Luci, and misfit elf Elfo.

The first season was entertaining and ended on a cliffhanger as the residents of Bean's home kingdom of Dreamland were turned to stone as Bean's estranged mother, Queen Dagmar, kidnapped her. We eventually found out that she placed the curse on Dreamland, and aside from being a horrible mother, she turned out to be an evil sorceress as well. Talk about a rotten relative. Season 2 opened with Bean being stuck in her Mother's kingdom, Elfo deceased, and Luci kidnapped by forces unknown. At the end of Season 2, we were presented with a similar cliffhanger. Obviously, we all want to know what's going to happen next season, as the end of season 2 left us wondering exactly how much danger Bean & Co. could get themselves into.

A Familiar Style with an Unfamiliar Setting

Disenchantment by Netflix

Most of us have grown up watching The Simpsons or Futurama, and the art style is no different from these shows. However, while both Futurama and the Simpsons are more stand-alone in their episodic nature, Disenchantment goes for an overarching story. Each episode stands well on its own, but the addition of lore, and a world to explore inside the setting (as ridiculous as the world is) appeals to more than just the people who love the show for its familiar art style. As an animated show, it's firmly in the Western Animation camp, with fans of anime probably not being able to connect with the art style.

What to Expect for Season 3

Elfo, Bean, and Luci

Luckily, season 3's right around the corner, meaning that we rest easy...at least until they dump the finale of this season on us. If the past season finales are anything to go by, we should be expecting something even more twisted than we've seen so far. Not only are we going to get a whole new season, but we've found out that the show has been renewed into 2021. That means that this finale will probably also be a cliffhanger to segue into next year's season 4. We're getting ahead of ourselves though, since we haven't even gotten to season 3 as yet.

Netflix has been a bit secretive about the release date for the show, but they have announced that it will be on-air in 2020. While we're not sure when in 2020 we'll be seeing the show released, fans are already clamoring for anything they can glean about the crumbs that Netflix has offered us. Groening himself stated that he was very excited to be continuing the journey with Netflix and suggested that fans could look forward to, "...more cranked-up suspense, infuriating plot twists, and beloved characters getting knocked off."

The trailer that we got suggests that an epic confrontation will finally happen between Bean and Queen Dagmar. It's unlikely that Bean will come away from the exchange unchanged, leaving fans to wonder how the princess will cope with having to deal with her mother. Additionally, we've heard that this season will be focusing on worldbuilding, extending stories to areas outside of the kingdom of Dreamland, and giving fans a taste of the broader twisted fantasy setting from Groening's mind.

The release schedule for Disenchantment suggests that we should expect season 3 around the middle of the year. Until such time, if you haven't seen it yet, you should go check it out.

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