The Simpsons will finally clarify the show’s incredible record of perfect predicting the future in a Season 34 episode. Showrunner Matt Selman shared a few facts about the episode in an interview with Deadline.
“It’s a conceptual episode with lots of crazy stuff in it,” Selman said. “But it does [offer] an explanation of how The Simpsons can predict the future.”
The show’s prescience has been a long-running and long-noticed occurrence. After three decades of being on the air, The Simpsons has earned a reputation for its track record of predicting the future. Surprisingly, the show has managed to more often than not hit the nail on the head–even on things that seemed incredibly far-fetched.
Season 34 of The Simpsons will premiere on September 25. The upcoming season will also feature an anime parody of the popular anime and manga Death Note in this year’s “Treehouse of Horror” episode.