Yes, Showrunner AI is terrible – but it could be the future of TV

Images from an AI-generated South Park made by The Simulation Showrunner AI
(Image credit: The Simulation)

Love it or hate it, text-to-video AI art appears to have taken another big leap forward. VR studio Fable's The Simulation project has created Showrunner AI, which appears to be able to generate complete television episodes based on a short text prompt and even to allow a viewer to put themselves in the show. 

Like with even some of the best AI art generators, initial results using South Park as an example are weird, clunky and almost unwatchable. Alas, it's probably the future of television.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.