Abbi Jacobson's 'Fucked Up' TV Princess Is the Only Thing Healing My Heart's Broad City-Shaped Hole

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As a child, my favorite fantasy books were not Harry Potter but a series called Dealing with Dragons, which followed the adventures of a feisty unconventional princess and the dragon she implored to hold her hostage. Princesses pissed me off because they were beautiful and boring. Dealing with Dragons’s heroine was beautiful but slightly less boring, and she was mean to all the princes. I liked her very much. So it is with great pleasure that I anticipate Disenchantment, Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s forthcoming series about a “flawed” princess (played by Abbi Jacobson) who gets “fucked up,” just like me!

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Netflix set a premiere date for Disenchantment back in May, but according to Deadline, Jacobson dug into her role as medieval anti-heroine Bean at the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday. “Bean is a different princess,” Jacobson said. “She’s flawed and gets fucked up. I find it so relatable.”

Groening, who also created Futurama, has culled a great voice crew for this project, with Eric Andre, Nat Faxon, Matt Berry, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery on tap, to name a few.

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This is Groening’s first new project in two years, and Jacobson’s biggest since Broad City. And since Broad City’s final season airs early next year, I thirst for as much new Good Mead and Magic Leaf Content as possible, or at least until Jacobson’s and Jessi Klein’s TV adaptation of Meaty finally appears on my television.

Here is the trailer:

And here’s Bean:

The 10-episode series premieres on Netflix on August 17.

Night blogger, author of GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO PEOPLE YOU HATE.

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I will absolutely watch this. Broad City was (is?) electrifyingly funny and I love these women. Reading Alana Glaser’s account of her assault broke my heart and infuriated me, as it apparently typifies women's experiences in the entertainment industry. I can't wait to see her next project, too.