Earlier this month Adam West passed away at the age of 88. However, fans will still get to enjoy his work on the upcoming new season of Family Guy. West has voiced Quahog mayor Adam West (lol) for quite a while now and will get one last victory lap.
West, who came to national fame for the campy and hilarious 1960s Batman TV show has previously recorded his lines for this season before his death.
“Mayor West will be in five more episodes of the show that are scheduled to air this coming season,” “Family Guy” producer Steve Callaghan told Entertainment Weekly.
Callaghan said removing West was never a consideration. Right on.
“He’s such an integral part of the series that it never even occurred to us to take that out. I would almost feel like that was somehow not properly honoring him,” Callaghan said. “I think the proper way to honor him is to keep the character in the show.”
But how will Family Guy bid farewell to its hilariously incompetent mayor? That’s yet to be hammed out according to Callaghan.
“We haven’t exactly decided how we’re going to address the departure of Adam West’s character from the series. In fact, this is something that we’ve been dealing with concerning the loss of Carrie Fisher [who was a recurring guest voice],” Callaghan said. “But what I can say is that both of their departures from the show will certainly reflect the importance that each of those characters — and actors — had within our series.”
RIP Adam West. Glad we get to have a few more laughs with you.