Revealed in a new interview with the reclusive writer, Alan Moore, the writer of Watchmen and maybe some other comics that the mainstream media don’t know about, revealed that he would be taking over as the show runner of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, replacing former head, Lauren Faust.
In the interview, Moore stated that:
“Well, I’ve always been a big fan of the show, you know, it’s monumentally clever in how it blends in all the subtle references to the Kabbalah and unified religion, it really feels like an extension of Promethea.”
At this, the interviewer gave a blank stare until Moore clarified that Promethea was a comic “kind of like Watchmen, except only the Dr. Manhattan parts, and with less full-frontal male nudity.”
Moore went on to say that he planned to take the show to some “really dark places, to really examine what ‘friendship’ means when you find the very essence of yourself, your ‘soul’, almost, torn away from you in one vicious, horrible night”.
Moore continued to say that he was in talks with current writer of the comic book adaptation of MLP:FIM, Katie Cook, and that they had gone to great lengths to “unify themes, so that readers and viewers can clearly see the show and comic effect each other. Terrible deeds in one will almost certainly mean consequences in the other.”
Finally, when asked about the “bronies”, self-admitted older male fans of the show, Moore seemed confused, before responding “Well… Aren’t they the target audience?”