In last Sunday’s episode of Family Guy, a series favorite and staple was killed off in vicious fashion in an event that has caused fans everywhere to rise up in protest. But while fans of the show are confused about the death of Brian Griffin, series creator Seth MacFarlane recently spoke about motivation to kill the character and it’s news fans will like even less.
While Brian was just a character on the show, MacFarlane heavily implied that he just wants to kill the show altogether and end a series he says should have ended a while back.
Here’s MacFarlane’s comments per The Hollywood reporter via Metro UK:
Part of me thinks that Family Guy should have already ended. I think seven seasons is about the right lifespan for a TV series. I talk to the fans and in a way I’m kind of secretly hoping for them to say we’re done with it. There are plenty of people who say the show is kind of over the hill… but still the vast majority go pale in the face when I mention the possibility.”
The act of killing off Brian is being called sabotage by some but it’s clear that MacFarlane isn’t as attached to the show or it’s characters as the fans are. This is saying a lot considering MacFarlane has made his living off of the Family Guy characters and the show. But MacFarlane’s hit feature film debut Ted has inspired him to fully crossover into the world of movies where he has more creative freedom and doesn’t have to play by FCC rules.
So far the show is showing no signs of ending but if MacFarlane’s heart isn’t in it anymore, that say a lot about where the quality of the show is going. But after over a decade on the their air, you can’t blame MacFarlane for being creatively exhausted with show.