Warning: SPOILERS below for Disenchantment Season 1!
When will Disenchantment season 2 release? Matt Groening's Netflix show sees the mind behind The Simpsons and Futurama turn his satirical gaze onto the fantasy genre, constructing a warped version of the Dark Ages centered on Princess Bean, demon Luci and elf Elfo, and already has a strong fan following.
Previous Groening shows have been notorious for their longevity - The Simpsons is currently in its 28th season and Futurama's original four-season run was followed by a quartet of movies and two more on Comedy Central - and Netflix surely have similarly grand plans for Disenchantment. The streaming service has animation development down to a science, and there's definitely more of Dreamland to be explored.
Thanks to a massive cliffhanger ending and that prior experience, we can figure out how Disenchantment season 2 will shape up. Here's everything we know and expect.
Disenchantment Season 2 Is Already In The Works
It would normally be expected for a show to release before it gets a renewal. However, even though there's been no official announcement, there's evidence Disenchantment season is already in development. A report on the season 1 release date from Rolling Stone stated that Netflix ordered a ten-episode season 2 before the original run was even out. This would explain why they even included a post-credits scene.
When Will Disenchantment Season 2 Release?
As Disenchantment season 2 is already in the works, that means the new episodes are already in production and so there's little reason for any extended delay. This won't be a Rick & Morty situation.
Going by similar Netflix animated series, a second season typically releases typically comes around a year after the first: Bojack Horseman's five seasons have released annually between July and September, and the same will prove to be true of Big Mouth, set to return later in 2018. This means that Disenchantment season 2 will likely release in summer 2019, in July or August. As the first season ran just under a month before Bojack Horseman's return, it will probably hold a similar slot in future.
What Is The Story of Disenchantment Season 2?
While little has been revealed about Disenchantment season 2, the first season finale leaves open a lot of story details. Season 1 ended on a massive cliffhanger that put the fates of every character in question: Bean was taken to a mysterious land by her mother; Luci was attacked by an unseen assailant; Elfo's dead body was taken by mermaids; and the entire population of Dreamland is frozen in stone. All of these will have to be addressed by season 2 straight away, although given the nature of animation, they may be resolved in the premiere episode before returning to some variance of the original status quo.
Aside from the pressing plot threads, there are bigger questions of Bean's importance in the centuries-long war and why Maru has sent Luci to her. The mythology of Disenchantment is being slowly teased out, and while season 1 wound up rather contained, it's evidently going to go much deeper.