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
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)
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(Newser) – 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. (Read more Matt Groening stories.)

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