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Matt Groening working on new series for Netflix.

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Matt Groening working on new series for Netflix.

Post by VG_Addict » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:44 pm

The creator of the Simpsons and Futurama is working on a Netflix-exclusive animated series.

It's been a while since Groening made an all new series. Color me interested.

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Post by The Amazing Tazy Ten » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:26 pm

I'm okay with this.

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Post by Marilink » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:25 am

Interesting, to say the least. I wonder if it will have the Simpsons/Futurama style, or if he'll branch out.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:24 am

Not sure he has anything left. Simpsons has sucked for a long time and Futurama sucked when it was brought back, so at best this series will have a good first season.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:36 am

I'd say it depends more on who he gets on board to write/produce it. I'd say Groening probably doesn't have a huge impact on an individual episode on either show unless he decides he wants to be in the writers room. He hasn't had head writing credits on a Simpsons episode in years and only did the first two episodes when Futurama came back. Most of the overall authority/tone-setting for the show goes to the showrunner, who's basically the head writer. Groening hasn't been the showrunner since season 2 of the Simpsons (depending on who you ask, the series started to decline when either Mike Scully took over in season 9 or Al Jean took over in season 13. It was probably somewhere in between). Groening was never the showrunner for Futurama, that went to David X. Cohen.
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Post by Deku Tree » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:43 pm

I thought Futurama held up when it came back.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:24 pm

I liked what I saw of the first season that came back. Never watched the rest because I lost track of it with so many other great comedies out there
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:23 pm

[QUOTE="Deku Tree, post: 1582012, member: 18320"]I thought Futurama held up when it came back.[/QUOTE]

It lost the spark, in my opinion. Then again, I'm incredibly picky when it comes to TV, as I usually never watch it so it needs to be gold to maintain my interest. So I guess it wasn't really bad but it didn't live up to the originals is all.

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Post by Thanous » Fri May 20, 2016 4:24 pm

I'm excited, I hadn't heard about this until just now but netflix continuously delivers on quality animated programming so this is probably gonna be awesome lol
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Post by ScottyMcGee » Fri May 20, 2016 4:25 pm

Future-Simpsons-rama.
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Post by Calamity Panfan » Fri May 20, 2016 9:39 pm

I have yet to really find something lacking with regards to Netflix Original Programming. Like I kinda hate House of Cards but I respect a lot of the direction and acting (it's just the Godawful plot that's unbearable), and Arrested Development is a clear step down from the original seasons but still good.

Everything else ranges from good (Love, Master of None, Daredevil, Wet Hot American Summer) to brilliant (OITNB, Jessica Jones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bojack Horseman)

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