In universe of fast-paced Trump satire, ‘The Simpsons’ go medieval


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The creators of satirical charcterised array “The Simpsons,” who once eerily likely Donald Trump would turn U.S. president, can't keep gait with a comedy he is now moving and have motionless instead to take family behind to Gothic times.

Bumbling Homer, housewife Marge, rascal Bart, expert Lisa and baby Maggie, who have prisoner a changing face of America over 28 years, turn “The Serfsons” in a deteriorate 29 premiere on Fox (FOXA.O) on Sunday.

In 2000, “The Simpsons” joked in an part patrician “Bart to a Future” that Trump would enter a White House and pronounced his presidency would hurt a economy.

But executive writer Matt Selman pronounced a show, that takes some-more than a year to furnish any season, can't keep adult with jokes about Trump given he won a 2016 election.

“There’s a large attention of zero though Trump comedy,” he pronounced in an interview. “We can’t kick them to a punch. We can usually uncover how Trump’s America has sadly seeped a approach into Springfield.”

For a new series, a family live in a feudal Gothic multitude where goblins, ogres and dragons exist, 8-year-old Lisa Simpson can do sorcery and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from “Game of Thrones” plays Marge’s excitable twin brother.

“The Serfsons” includes references to an array of anticipation tales, from “Game of Thrones” and “Lord of a Rings” to “Conan a Barbarian.”

“In all fantasy, there’s always analogy to a complicated world,” writer-producer Brian Kelley said.

In one episode, Marge’s aging mom Mrs. Bouvier is solemnly incited to ice and Homer and Marge try to find an swap heal when they destroy to get adequate income for healthcare.

“While we were essay it, a universe became many some-more horrifying, frightful and evil,” Selman said.

“Wealth and equivalence and a 1 percent and medical – we only wrote those since we suspicion these were almighty issues, and afterwards they incited into terrifying issues,” he added.

“The Simpsons” is a longest-running comedy on U.S. radio and will mangle another record in a 29th deteriorate with a many episodes for a scripted show.

Season 29 will have guest stars such as Martin Short, thespian Ed Sheeran and author Neil Gaiman in a Halloween part desirous by his works including “Coraline.”

(This chronicle of a story corrects divide 4 to dump “daily”, The Simpsons is a weekly show)

Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Richard Chang


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