Exclusive: Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson recorded dialogue for the Fox animated comedy
One Direction are now taking a break, but you will see the guys reunite this year in, of all places, Quahog.
Yes, the ridiculously popular British-Irish boy band will appear in an upcoming episode of Family Guy, EW has learned exclusively.
The episode, which centers on Chris running for homecoming king, features the foursome — Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson — in a campfire scene with Stewie, who tells them a scary story involving non-skinny jeans. Payne and Tomlinson were the only two band members who recorded lines of dialogue for the episode.
1D founder Simon Cowell is also included in the scene, although it has yet to be determined whether Cowell himself or someone else will voice the role.
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“There are not a lot of shows that, in the same season, feature guest-star appearances by both Frank Sinatra, Jr. and One Direction,” Family Guy executive producers Richard Appel and Steve Callaghan said in a statement to EW. “And we really enjoyed their time with us, until we realized we were both old enough to be their fathers.”
One Direction — whose most recent album, Made in the A.M., was released in November — played their last gigs before the hiatus on The X Factor in mid-December, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2016 (which was pre-taped).
The episode, titled “Run, Chris, Run” is slated to air in May.