Amy Poehler, Mike Scully & Julie Scully talked to Digital Spy about their animated series “Duncanville“. They discussed how the show was created, what sets it apart from other animations, why Amy wanted to play a teenage boy and more. You can read the full interview in the press library.
The Simpsons has long held a reputation for predicting the future, but back when the series first aired in 1989, no-one could have foreseen quite how influential it would become. Not only did Matt Groening’s show reshape animation as we know it, but over 30 years, it also helped establish an entire new genre of adult cartoons which thrive off dysfunction.
From Family Guy and King of the Hill to more recent efforts like Bob’s Burgers and Rick and Morty, each animated family who’s entertained us since owes a huge debt to Springfield’s finest — but with each new entry, it’s also become harder and harder to stand out.
Fox, in particular, is chock-a-block with shows of this nature, to the point where they’re now grouped all together in one animation block each Sunday night.
So how can a new animated show channel the spirit of this tried-and-tested format while still bringing something new to the table? This was the challenge faced by Amy Poehler when she started working on what would eventually become Duncanville with Simpsons writers, Mike and Julie Scully.