During a conference call with reporters last week, executive producer Al Jean revealed that they’re planning to kill off a character in the upcoming season of the animated sitcom created by Matt Groening.
“We’re actually working on a script where a character will pass away,”
It has not been confirmed who will be removed from the popular TV series. The clue is not revealing at all, he continued saying:
“I’ll give a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won’t say who it is.”
Jean explained the decision to the Hollywoodreporter.com:
“We are doing this story for the same reason we do all others — we think it has a good emotional through line,” adding that “the story will be produced this year though it may air in season 26.”
Getting back to the kill list, throughout its 24-year run, “The Simpsons” has killed off seven characters. As for the next one, almost every member of the major voice cast ensemble has won an Emmy. Let’s have a quick look at the list:
- Dan Castellaneta – who voices Homer, Grampa, Barney, Krusty and many others
- Julie Kavner – Marge, Patty, Selma
- Hank Azaria – Moe, Apu, Comic Book Guy, Professor Frink, Dr. Nick and more
- Nancy Cartwright – Bart, Nelson, Ralphy, Todd Flanders
- Yeardley Smith – Lisa
“The Simpsons” will be back on the Tele for its 25th season on Sunday, September 29. The premiere episode will be a “Homeland” parody featuring guest voice Kristen Wiig.
It is probably safe to assume the Simpsons family will dodge the axe. Who do think will be killed off next?
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