Simpsons Creator Has Something New Up His Sleeve

Maker of 'Futurama' is in talks with Netflix
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2016 6:10 PM CST
Simpsons Creator Matt Groening Far From Done
In this Feb. 14, 2012 file photo, Matt Groening poses with his character creations Bart Simpson, left, and Homer Simpson after he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

The mind of Matt Groening just keeps on comin'. Turns out the man behind Futurama and The Simpsons is talking to Netflix about a possible new animated series, Variety reports. Details are unknown, but Netflix is said to be contemplating a 20-episode order over two seasons—"which would certainly help with the lead time required to produce an animated program," says the Hollywood Reporter. Groening hasn't done much TV since Futurama's 15-year run ended in 2013; The Simpsons, meanwhile, keeps chugging at more than 500 episodes. A new Groening show would add to Netflix's stable of animated series, which includes Green Eggs and Ham, BoJack Horseman, and F Is for Family. (More Matt Groening stories.)

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