In just under a month, Shepparton’s Adam Briggs’ dream job will hit our television screens.
Briggs raps and writes with the award-winning group AB Original, but has also written for, and starred in, ABC TV shows including Black Comedy and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.
But last year, Briggs announced Twitter had helped him land his dream role, working as one of the writers on The Simpson and Futurama creator Matt Groening’s new show Disenchantment.
Purchased by Netflix, the streaming service said the first 10 episodes would be released on August 17.
With 20 episodes in total, the adult animated comedy will be released in two stages.
In Disenchantment, viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.
The series will feature the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson (“Bean”), Nat Faxon (“Elfo”) and Eric Andre (“Luci”), along with John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery. Animation is being done by Rough Draft Studios (Futurama).
Briggs took to Instagram this week to let fans know what we had been working on, also letting followers know the August 17 release date.