It has been revealed that a future episode of ‘Family Guy’ will incorporate the #MeToo movement and how it relates to the character of Glenn Quagmire.
Producers have said that the character will finally be forced to face the repercussions of his past inappropriate behaviour, with the show’s creator Seth MacFarlane having been personally involved in the production of the episode.
During an interview with reporters last weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con (via Huffington Post), ‘Family Guy’ producers revealed that a future episode will directly address the problematic behaviour of Glenn Quagmire, who is known for his multiple harassments and serial sexual assaults.
“We are a year out, so we are writing episodes this month that won’t air for a year,” showrunner Rich Appel said. “So the Me Too stuff became such a cultural force while were thinking of next season, and we are taking it head-on with an episode around Quagmire.”
Appel said that MacFarlane, who also voices a number of characters on the show, including Quagmire, was behind this particular episode.
“We’re trying to be pretty fair about the whole history of the character,” Appel continued. “Seth encouraged us and even took a special interest while we were writing the episode.”
Plot details and the air date of the episode remain under wraps.
As previously reported, ‘Family Guy’ will also be doing an entire episode on Donald Trump soon.
The show returns to FOX for its seventeenth season on September 30th.