Spoilers for season 2 beyond this point
The third season of Disenchantment dropped on Netflix on January 15, 2021, and it looks as though fans of Groening’s signature brand of humor are busy binge-watching the series. When we last left these characters, Bean had discovered her mother, Dagmar (Sharon Horgan), whom she long thought dead, was actually alive, but also pretty evil. She soon returned to Dreamland with her friends Elfo (Nat Faxon) and Luci (Eric Andre) where the attempted murder of her father and the king, Zøg (John DiMaggio), is pinned on her. She’s sentenced to death but manages a miraculous escape in the season 2 finale.
Disenchantment isn’t quite as raunchy as other animated Netflix originals like the controversial coming-of-age series Big Mouth and F is for Family. It has a TV-14 rating, meaning parents should use their best judgment when deciding whether to let their younger teens watch it, but if you don’t mind some crude language and cartoonish violence, then the series is absolutely worth getting into — especially if you’re already a fan of The Simpsons and Futurama.
While you can definitely see the DNA of those shows in Disenchantment, it’s clear from season 3 that the show is finally beginning to carve its own path forward. Without getting into any newer spoilers, the show has begun to dive into more serious territory with one of the best episodes of season 3 involving Bean having a lengthy discussion with Mora the Mermaid (Meredith Hagner) about how she’s never really been in a real relationship before and what’s holding her back from truly loving someone.
Disenchantment has only grown more mature with age, but that doesn’t mean it’s lost its sense of humor. With a fourth season already renewed by Netflix, we’ll have plenty more adventures with these colorful characters for some time to come.