The latest series from the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama is heading to Netflix…and back in time, for a medieval-set adventure called Disenchantment. Ahead of the August premiere, Netflix has released the first trailer for Groening’s latest endeavor, which features his signature animated style along with some very familiar voices.
Days after The Simpsons tried to address criticisms of Apu, showrunners have acknowledged their mistake. Writer Al Jean promises the long-running animated comedy will find a better way to address the character’s controversial history, and hopefully stay “popular.”
Simpsons character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon has long-influenced stereotypes about people from India, so much so that comedian Hari Kondabolu made a full documentary about The Problem With Apu. Now, character voice Hank Azaria admits the controversy is “a lot to think about,” as well that producers have considered potential measures in response.