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One of the Griffins will die in the next series of Family Guy – but who will it be? (Picture: Fox) One of the Griffins will die in the next series of Family Guy – but who will it be? (Picture: Fox)  
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A major Family Guy character is set to meet their maker in the cartoon hit’s next series, showrunner Steve Callaghan has confirmed.

Speaking at the show’s panel at Comic Con, Callaghan said that the victim would be a member of the Griffin family but did not say who.

‘One special episode we have for the fall, we’re going to kill off a member of the Griffin family and replace them with a different character,’ he revealed.

‘It could be anyone, any one of our six main cast.’

However Callaghan did not say whether the victim would meet a permanent demise or just be killed off temporarily in one episode.

The panel – whose guests also included actress Mila Kunis, who voices Meg Griffin in the show – also revealed other details about the forthcoming twelfth season of the animated show.

They include a guest appearance from actor Ashton Kutcher – who is currently dating Kunis – as well as cameos from a string of big names including Maroon 5′s Adam Levine, Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage and The Newsroom’s Jeff Daniels.

The series is also due to include a crossover episode featuring fellow Fox Family The Simpsons - as the Griffins head to Springfield for the first time.

In the episode – entitled The Simpsons Guy – Peter and the Griffins head on a road trip and end up in Springfield, soon bumping into Homer Simpson who welcomes his ‘albino’ friends to the neighbourhood.

Callaghan joked that the show ‘may or may not include a five-minute chicken fight between Peter and Homer’.

The new series of Family Guy will kick off in the US on September 29, although no date has been confirmed for the Simpsons instalment.

 

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