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The Simpsons to kill off a main character this season

PTI  Mumbai, October 03, 2013
First Published: 13:36 IST(3/10/2013) | Last Updated: 17:43 IST(3/10/2013)

The Simpsons have been entertaining the masses for a whopping 24 seasons and the hit show’s executive producer Al Jean has revealed that one of their main characters will die in the upcoming season.

The last major death came in Season 11 when the wife of Ned Flanders, Maude (The Simpsons’s neighbour), lost her life at a racetrack by falling off the grandstand. Maude died in the episode called Alone Again, Natura-Diddliy.

“We are actually working on a script where a character will pass away. I will give a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy, but I won’t say who it is,” Jean said of the upcoming 25th season of the show.

The revelation can’t help find the identity of who it will be as the show has won 25 Emmy awards in its storied career for the voices of Hank Arazia (Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy and more) and Dan Castellaneta (Homer, Krusty, Barney and more), and many more. Jean also hinted that the next season will see a Simpsons/Futurama cartoon crossover.

“I have been here for 25 years, and we had a read yesterday where the excitement was as high as I’ve ever seen. We had John DiMaggio and Billy West and Canadian voice-over king, Maurice LaMarche, from Futurama, as well as our cast, and I thought that’s got to be the greatest voiceover talent assembled at one read,” said Jean. “It was really, really great to see Bender interacting with Homer,” he added.

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