And, to be fair, for anyone who’s a fan of “The Simpsons” or “Futurama,” the show looks to be in a similar vein. Unlike its predecessors, the series will carry a serialized structure upon its binge-ready release Aug. 17, and the producers said they already have an ending in mind for the next season. Groening described himself as a longtime fan of fantasy, citing his love for “Fractured Fairy Tales,” Jack Vance and Neil Gaiman. (“None of that came to pass in this show, but I read those things,” he joked)

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