Part 4 of Disenchantment is now available on Netflix worldwide, but we don’t know whether the show will return for a fifth instalment (or season 5, if you prefer), given that the 20-episode order for parts 3 and 4 has now been finished. Will it return, and what can we expect from a fresh Disenchantment season? Let us investigate.
Disenchantment, created by Matt Groening, debuted on Netflix in August 2018 and has since aired 40 episodes. It follows the exploits of Bean, Elfo, and Luci as they wander across Dreamland’s realm. Part 4 of Disenchantment will be available on Netflix worldwide on February 9th, 2022.
Technically, Disenchantment has two seasons of twenty episodes each. The show received an upfront order for 20 episodes, followed by an additional order for a second season of 20 episodes that would serve as parts 3 and 4.
How did the fourth season of Disenchantment fare on Netflix?
We have only two weeks of data from Netflix’s new top ten data site, which includes global hourly statistics. Between February 6th and February 20th, the series received 29.39 million hours of viewing before being discontinued.
Unfortunately, we can’t compare this hourly data to past seasons because the data only goes back to season 3. We can compare it to Big Mouth, which is returning for a second season. Season 5 was added on November 5th, 2021 in this case. From October 31st to November 7th, 2021, 19,570,000m hours were viewed; from November 7th to November 14th, 2021, 25,390,000M (+30%) hours were viewed; and from November 14th to November 21st, 2021, 11,410,000M (-55%) hours were viewed.
Will Disenchantment be renewed by Netflix for Season 5 / Part 5?
Disenchantment has finished the 20 episodes ordered for season 2 and is still waiting six months after the publication of part 4 for an official renewal from Netflix (parts 3 & 4).
It will depend on performance and the cost-benefit of producing additional episodes, like with other Netflix renewal decisions. It will receive an extra 20 episodes, meaning there will be a part 5 and a part 6 to look forward to, if it is renewed in a similar manner (which we hope to learn about before the start of Summer 2022). Notably, Disenchantment’s Season 2 was revealed one month following Part 2. Long waits between renewals are frequently a clue that a show has been secretly cancelled.
There are also some other red flags for the series’ future. The Disenchantment trailers have all been taken off from Netflix’s YouTube site. Soon after the new season was added, Disenchantment’s social media profiles disappeared (within a month following the release of part 4).
Numerous animators who worked on Disenchantment have revealed publicly that they are currently engaged in work on the Hulu revival of Futurama. Having said that, a few of the staff authors are still involved with Disenchantment.