‘Family Guy’ Producers Tease 400th Episode Will Take On Fandom Culture

As “Family Man” heads into its twenty first season on Sunday, govt producers and showrunners Alec Sulkin and Rich Appel shared particulars behind the gathering’ upcoming four-hundredth episode. “Family Man” continues to convey a satirical eye to its eventualities, and inside the anniversary episode, the current will take a deep dive into social media’s obsessive fan — a.okay.a. “stan” — custom.

Episode 400, which is predicted to succeed in in November, follows Stewie (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) as he turns right into a crazed fan of a widely known pop star. That obsession takes him to some hilariously wild lengths. It was MacFarlane, who’s conscious of an element or two about having outspoken followers, who first pitched the idea to producers.

“That’s not a story that can have even occurred to us to tell 5 years prior to now, that phenomenon of followers of artists like Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez — you establish them — who’re merely really so devoted, that they undertake their viewpoints,” Appel said.

It’s a comply with the animated assortment does typically –– taking facets of society that change into traits and presenting them to their viewers by the use of a satirical lens. This time, “it’s merely good that it’s a Seth pushed story about an fascinating issue,” Appel added.

The model new season comes as a result of the “Family Man” staff returns to its in-person writers room, after plenty of years of a pandemic switch to digital conferences.

“It’s on a regular basis very pleasing to to come back again collectively and make each other chortle which is principally the precept part of our job,” Sulkin said. “‘Family Man,’ significantly, is a gift that’s acknowledged for its humor, its edgy humor and usually its darkish humor. So, it was solely a pleasant group of people to be laughing with at a time when lots was uncertain.”

Season 21 of “Family Man” will premiere on September 25 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

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