Why Did Family Guy Kill Brian Griffin?!
Unlike The Simpsons, who shoved teases of a major death down our throats earlier in the year, Family Guy killed off Brian Griffin suddenly and almost unannounced. It’s also right in line with the show being a throwback to old sitcoms of eras gone by, as major character deaths have occurred on major shows before and Family Guy treated the death in such a way
We have our doubts that Brian is gone forever, but Family Guy producer Steve Callaghan spoke to E! News before the episode aired and sounded pretty final and content about having Brian killed off for good.
“This was an idea that got pitched in the writers room and it sort of caught fire, and we thought it could be a fun way to shake things up. As soon as this idea came up, we started talking about what the next couple episodes could be and we got very excited about the way this change will affect the family dynamics and the characters.”