Days after The Simpsons tried to address criticisms of Apu, showrunners have acknowledged their mistake. Writer Al Jean promises the long-running animated comedy will find a better way to address the character’s controversial history, and hopefully stay “popular.”
We’ve seen his Identity all the way through his Legacy, and The Bourne TV Series might be next. USA has granted a pilot order to a new Jason Bourne TV series following the prequel origins of the mysterious Treadstone.
The Simpsons re-ignited controversy around the show’s portrayal of Apu, and The Problem isn’t going away. TruTV will re-air comedian Hari Kondabolu’s The Problem With Apu on Sunday, and even pit it against its inspiration.